Travel articles by

 Robert W. Bone


20 images for the travel article "A Return to Panama"

Text and photos © By Robert W. Bone

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CAPTIONS (all photos by Robert W. Bone)

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The Bridge of the Americas, which crosses the beginning of the Panama Canal, next to Panama City. The road across it is a continuation of the Pan America Hawaii, which some intrepid drivers have driven from Canada and the U.S. through Mexico, Guatemala, and Costa Rica to Panama.

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The cruise ship, Celebrity Mercury, is lifted in the Miraflores Locks, next to Panama City, on its way from the Pacific to the Caribbean.

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A capuchin (white faced) monkey enjoys fruit taken to him on an excursion in Gatun Lake, part of the Panama Canal.

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A capuchin (white faced) monkey considers hopping aboard a boat visiting Monkey Island in Gatun Lake.

Guide Hector Nodiel Sanchez makes monkey noises which to attracts a capuchin to a boat visiting an island in the Gatun Lake portion of the Panama Canal.

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The narrow streets of Casco Viejo, the older section of Panama City. The neighborhood was popular with the French during the first attempt to create the Panama Canal. Run down until recently, many of the old houses and other structures are now being refurbished.

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Two gentlemen relax on a bench in Casco Viejo, the old section of Panama City.

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A ship enters the Gaillard Cut, which was the most difficult portion to build during the construction of the Panama Canal. Today, the cut still is regularly dredged and is being gradually widened.

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Part of the main lobby of the Gamboa Rainforest Resort, in Soboronia National Park in the interior of the country near the Panama Canal.

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A Panamanian indian woman enjoys a light moment while selling handicraft items near the ruins of Panamá la Vieja.

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Some inspired architecture has been rising in Panama city in recent years.

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The remnants of an old cathedral has been preserved along with several other buildings in Panamá la Vieja. (Old Panama.) This original settlement was sacked and burned by Henry Morgan and his fellow pirates in 1671. It was never rebuilt and the city was moved to the present location of the neighborhood now known as Casco Viejo (Old District).

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On his way to a kill, a pelican snaps his wing into a special position for diving.

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With city towers in the background, a lone pelican moves over the bay, looking for fish.

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Sometimes groups of pelicans flock together while circling around Panama Bay.

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A pelican flies low over the water of Panama Bay while looking for fish to spear.

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Grounds of the Intercontinental Playa Bonita, a new resort a few miles north of Panama City.

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A sunrise seen from the gorunds of Playa Bonita. Dark shapes on the horizon are ships waiting for their turn to go thorugh the Panama Canal.

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Panama hats and other items are for sale in a souvenir store, installed in an old Armed Forces YMCA in the former Canal Zone.

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A toucan discovered in the rainforest near the Gamboa Resort in Panama.

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