Friday, 13 June 2014

The Colours of Panama


 
The first thing you learn in Panama is that water is the country's main resource and that a cloudy sky is an essential and non-negotiable part of it. In spite of this, or possibly because of it, everything under that grey sky seems to be wonderfully tinted. Buildings being no exception. The colour palettes are endless (primary, colonial, pastel...) and the quirky colour combinations, something you can't help loving.


Biodiversity Museum in Panama City by Frank Gehry.
Biomuseo | Photo ©Victoria Murillo, istmophoto.com
 
Biomuseo | Photo ©Victoria Murillo, Istmophoto.com


 
Biomuseo | Photo ©Victoria Murillo, Istmophoto.com


Biomuseo during the Night of the Museums


   
"Somos Luz", a wonderful project by Boa Mistura for the Bienal del Sur in the Chorrillo neighbourhood in Panama City. Boa Mistura uses urban art to enhance deprived neighbourhoods across the globe.

Begonia Building, El Chorrillo, April 2013 | Photo © BoaMistura
   
 The helpers | Photo © BoaMistura
  
Begonia Building, El Chorrillo before the works | Photo © BoaMistura

   
Sadly, the beautiful mural got partially painted over.
Begonia Building, El Chorrilo, April 2014

El Chorrillo | Panama City
  
Universidad de Panamá | Panama City
  
Building in Avenida de los Poetas | Panama City

 
The Canopy Tower, a lovely hotel for wildlife watching set in a former military installation amidst an impressive rainforest.
Canopy Tower | Soberanía National Park | Gamboa



  
Observation Deck, Canopy Tower | Gamboa
    
Canopy Tower | Gamboa



   
Gatún Locks at the Canal


  
Bus Station | Colón
   
Kuna woman | Rio Cartí, Guna Yala



  
Photos
Cover picture: City of Knowledge Exhibition Hall, Panama City | Project by Boa Mistura & students of ISTHMUS (Architectural and Design School for Latin America and the Caribbean) | Photo © Boa Mistura

Other pictures by PS unless otherwise stated