This is not a ruin, this is the new Culture Center of Panama City on the Calzada dam which is in parallel to Panama canal.
Panama City was founded in 1519 by the Spaniard Pedro Arias Dávila about 10 miles east of present-day town center. 1671 it was destroyed by the English pirate Henry Morgan, and then about 5 miles southwest of them, at their present place, newly built. The city won thanks to its geographical location on the Isthmus of Panama soon in importance.
With the construction of the first train and then the Panama Canal, the city took in the late 19 and especially in the 20th Century, an enormous economic boom.
Exposure Time: 1/128
ISO Speed Ratings: 200
Focal Length: 83/1 mm
Date Taken: 2010-01-14 14:41
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npecanhuk (56462) 2010-03-31 2:35
Great view of that city that's not much seen in other places, not much photographed!
Sharpness, exposure, pov, colors and composition are very good!
TFS - congratulations!
paura (47166) 2010-03-31 2:36
Lindo ambiente urbano aqui, amigo. A arquitetura parece variada e é muito interessante.
snunney (73038) 2010-03-31 3:50
A fine cityscape with this most unusual building taking pride of place in the foreground. I like the space given to the lovely cloud filled sky. Pleasing soft light and colours; excellent sharpness.
yeln (11502) 2010-03-31 4:04
very nice and clean shot
I like clouds, color contrast and sharpness
Sergiom (45888) 2010-03-31 5:34
Je ne croyais pas Panama si gros avec autant de gratte-ciels. A l'avant plan, on dirait un building détruit par une bombe et c'est un centre culturel.
Budapestman (82620) 2010-03-31 7:46
a splendid shot with attractive composition and spectacular architectural details, the POV is effective, the depth of the photo is superb, great view, Tfs! Have a nice day! Kellemes napot kívánok!
Amaz (11475) 2010-03-31 8:21
Great shot, my dear Achim!!
Perfect composition and nice colours!!
I am currently in ancient capital of Holy Impery of German Nation - Pargue, which extraordinart Middle Europe's city.
Wth the best regards,
peppe59 (14551) 2010-03-31 9:04
perfect your natural photo, colors and great clearness. Optimal job and compliments.
aristo (3214) 2010-03-31 10:44
Fantastic cityscape!Great composition with the Culture Center on the foreground and city on the beckground plus sky full of clouds,amazing!
lucasgalodoido (21046) 2010-03-31 12:11
very interesting captrure of this cultural center of Panamá and the buildings in BG. The colors are wonderful, and I like of the wide view of all city and canal. Great job, my friend.
Fis2 (77176) 2010-03-31 12:12
A very curious view,
Good frame, colors and light.
Have a nice evening
vasilpro (40565) 2010-03-31 12:44
Beautiful view, excellent cityscape composition, very nice atmosphere and light management, interesting Culture Center, lovely color tones, TFS!
Have a nice evening, Vasilis.
Vasa (16612) 2010-03-31 15:11
The city of Panama is so big! Nice visual information, Achim. From your position the presentation is the best. Bravo friend,
shevchenko (18725) 2010-03-31 22:09
Many skyscrappers on the bank, good frame to show a beautiful city located between the sky and water, a city under the wind too, good perspective, distinct photo, good shoot.
siolaw (37642) 2010-03-31 23:02
A good general view of the city with this unusual architecture of the Cultural center! Good expo and sharpness, we get a fine general view of this place.
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2010-04-01 0:45
Hello Achim! Wonderful cityscape. Amazing sky-skrapers. Good POV and composition. Perfect capture. Nice colours. Well done!
mkamionka (27193) 2010-04-01 1:09
very impressive panorama. I like the variety of the layers in the photo.
Very well done, TFS
mauro61 (52545) 2010-04-01 2:20
l'immagine mi ricorda per lo sfondo la baia di Hong Kong, ma anche questa è molto bella .
Ottima la tua composizione con una perfetta definizione e un bellissimo cielo.
hopsy_life (101) 2010-04-01 5:20
very nice panoram, well seen
have a nice day,
Giorgio (11279) 2010-04-01 5:24
- Funny modern sculpture for this culture center like a old scrap iron Achim, impressive building in background, well done and TFS!
All the best.
subhendu_bagchi (21368) 2010-04-01 8:25
very good composition with the tall buildings at background. Nice to see the canal at FG and a beautiful sky at top. Superb light and nice colour balance. Very well done. Tfs.
Have a nice day.
TopGeo (38082) 2010-04-01 9:41
Hi Achim!!a splendid shot with attractive composition, Very beautiful picture that impresses Interesting city and important frame Good wishes!
gunbud (34066) 2010-04-01 19:02
What a splendid skyline to this important Central American city.
Love the big clouds in the sky and the fine depth to this lovely image.
pajaran (41981) 2010-04-02 0:47
Interesantan prednni plan i mocna arhitektura u pozadini sa tmurnim oblacima na nebu, lep pogled na deo grada prikazan lepom fotografijom.
Zgrade su sve vislje i teze nebu, gde je kraj.
Lep dan, Paja.
Interesting prednni plan and powerful architecture in the background with dark clouds in the sky, a beautiful view of the part of the city beautiful photo shown.
The buildings are all higher and harder heaven, where is the end.
Nice day, Paja.
sacimar (25969) 2010-04-02 3:33
wow, it must be a modern art center.... I like the composition with the skylines in the back, it´s an impressive view, well done,
ciakgiak (30385) 2010-04-02 4:21
splendid sky-line of this beautiful City, the view is really amazing and it's captured with an excellent quality. I like the soft tones of color and the magnificent light.
planetphotoet13 (1099) 2010-04-02 8:00
Very interesting,rare and beautifull this photo, more interesting is your note, very usefull note, thank you for share, congratulations for this perfect photo and I wish hope you a excellent Holliday of Easter (Pascoa), for you,
Hugs from Brazil,
plimrn (21344) 2010-04-02 11:14
Your composition shows the prosperity of this city well while the way you captured the beauty of the day, especially the clouds, adds beauty.
Ihnen Gesundheit, Liebe und Freude wünschen (GLF), Pat
diomed (13926) 2010-04-02 11:38
very interesting view of a city not so known. Beautiful sky, very good sharpness, nice composition.
paololg (31446) 2010-04-02 15:14
Ciao dear Achim,
Culture Center? Incredibly strange and curious. Anyway, the contrast with the straight lines of the skyscrapers in the BG creates an interesting effect. Excellent photographic quality. Compliments!
Ciao, have a nice Easter!
AiresSantos (56155) 2010-04-03 1:18
Fine postcard of Ciudad der Panama with these high and modern buildings
Fine POV and sharpness
Have a nice weekend
josepmarin (56585) 2010-04-03 7:44
Interesting mixing of this Culture Center, which they look like a few ruins, with the architecture of the city and the skyscrapers in background.
The graphical result is great.
A good work, my friend.
ymrk (14947) 2010-04-03 9:11
Wow,sharpness had been balanced well and perspective is quiteeeeee perfect!!Congratulations my friend,
jhm (128297) 2010-04-04 1:44
Wonderful cityscape with these specially colors.
Sharpness and clarity be superb.
A wonderful and good sharp shot with amazing different color tones and excellent lighting.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Easter weekend,
Royaldevon (21665) 2010-04-04 9:42
I found this shot so very interesting.
I don't think that I have ever seen a shot of Panama, previously! I'm not sure what I expected but this is not a scene that I had in my mind; it is very modern, very tall, reminiscent of large cities in the U.S.A.
I like your composition where the tall sky-scrapers are given a relationship with the sky and the clouds. The scene would have had less impact if that large, upper cloud had been cropped.
Good sharpness throughout.
buscape (6219) 2010-04-05 6:16
toller Blick auf die Skyline von Panama City. Bestechende Klarheit und Qualität lassen einen tiefen Blick bis zu den weit entfernten Hügeln im Hintergund zu. Mir gefällt dabei die Staffelung der verschiedenen Entfernungen. Im Vordergrund auf dem Damm das Kulturzentrum, dahinter die Skyline und weiter hinten rechts im Bild dann noch einige Hochhäuser. Gutes Licht und eindrucksvoller Himmel vervollständigen diese tolle Aufnahme.
Ich wünsche dir noch einen schönen Ostermontag,
darek1978 (13361) 2010-04-05 14:20
Excellent shot of the town from a well chosed POV. Beautiful and natural colours and excellent sharpness. Well done!
pablominto (53744) 2010-04-05 22:54
A fine view to the modern city skyline!
Good thing you clarify about the cultural center, as it may be confused with a heap of rusty junk...
A well framed view - pin sharp details and delicate colours!
carper (96) 2010-04-06 4:22
marvelous city view here Achim,
well taken shot, good composition, fine light good contrast, very nice photo job here, have a good day.
Graal (92322) 2010-04-07 0:09
nice panoramic view, good shot from fine POV. An interesting presentation from Panama. I like it.
Have a nice day.
jmdias (48503) 2010-04-07 3:04
very interesting view. I liked the heavy cloud over the high buildings, the strange structure in the foreground adds lots of interest too. nice job
Atousa (7123) 2010-04-07 8:52
A well composed shot with good sense of depth n natural colors.. nice contrast between the elements of FG n BG.. thanks for your note because it was really hard to guess it is a culture center.. tfs
Angshu (52972) 2010-04-07 22:34
That's a view of Panama I never saw...high skyscrapers seemingly competing with each other in the BG with the unique modern art of the Cultural Centre in the centre of the frame. A fine post and true to the spirit of this site!
axiotea (21647) 2010-04-10 0:06
An excellent light to discover the cityscape surrounded by the waters. That Culture center seems to be interesting and it would have been nice to have a closer view :)
The attractive sky made for a good BG.
JCG (35129) 2010-04-11 9:30
I had believed in a demolition site in the foreground but, indeed, by looking at more closely it is true that this steel tangle seems arranged hierarchically !!! Various landscapes in this photograph which give much contrast to the image, also accentuated by a good light. The sky brings a dynamics to this panorama. Beautiful and interesting glance, thank you Achim.
With all my friendships and a very good end of WE,
PixelTerror (0) 2010-04-13 0:19
Nice image of this ruin ;-)
Actually I find here more interesting the background skyline of a rarely featured city, I see it looks quite big, more than I had expected, and also has a typical new world skyline, seems like a little Hong Kong of central America
Have a nice day jY
Tukan-T5 (4317) 2010-04-15 0:49
At first it seems that this pile of junk.
Later, however, clear that this concept of the architect.
A great view of the background skyscrapers of Panama.
Great capture,great panorama of Panama City.
adramad (31171) 2010-04-16 9:19
Great view of the city, I was struck by the skyline of this city not imagine buildings so tall.
Beautiful color, good use of light and optimal image quality.
Have a nice weekend.
fabianoleite (9162) 2010-04-16 16:23
Good view of this big city, with this interesting giant sculpture. The buildings form great lines, and I like the result. Congratulations!
- Copyright: Achim Fried (John_F_Kennedy) (41526)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-01-14
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon 40D, Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/3.5-4
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: 2010/01 Central America
- Date Submitted: 2010-03-31 1:47