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Plaza de Francia (I)

Posted by Alfredo J. Martiz J. (Panama City, Panama) on 6 January 2008 in Cityscape & Urban.

Photo of France Plaza in Panama City's Old Quarter.
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France Plaza, created on Chiriqui Point in memory of the failed attempt by the French to construct the canal, is semicircular and more or less Neo-renaissance, with an obelisk in the centre, arches and columns of somewhat heavy proportions and a concrete roof with exposed beams. For this plaza, designed by the architect Leonardo Villanueva Meyer and built in 1921-22, the iconographic programme is based on five busts, with Fernidand de Lesseps in the highest position at the centre; the other four are Leon Boyer, Lucien Bonaparte Wyse, Armand Réclus and the Panamanian engineer Pedro J. Sosa. Under the arcade there are explanatory panels with high-flown texts by Octavio Méndez Pereira.
Reference: El Casco Antiguo de la Ciudad de Panamá. Authors: Eduardo Tejeira Davis, Vanessa Spadafora.


Casco Viejo, Panama City. February 1st, 2006
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Nikon D70 1/320 second F/9.0 ISO 200 37 mm (35mm equiv.)

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