Weekly Photo Challenge: On Top

Weekly Photo Challenge: On Top

In a post created specifically for this challenge, share a photo that means On Top!

We have been watching the construction of an overpass for months. Friday was Good Friday-Viernes Santo, so the workmen were on holiday. We took the opportunity to go up on the bridge for the first time. (Shh, don’t tell the security guard below!) It certainly felt like ON TOP from up there.

Joel went up first, while I went around below. When I came to the highway, there he was waving from on top of the bridge!

Joel biked up first, while I went around below. When I came to the highway, there he was waving from on top of the bridge!

I figured since he had no trouble getting up there, I’d go too and snap some photos. This is the Pan-American Highway which, believe it or not, goes from Alaska to Argentina except for the Darien Gap, a wild jungle between eastern Panama and Colombia. This is the highway as it goes through David, Panama. Downtown is to the south but there are many businesses and a shopping area here, and it’s pretty congested. The overpass will allow people coming down on Via Boquete (from north of the city and the mountains) to pass right over the highway and go downtown, which hopefully will relieve a lot of the congestion in this area.


The photo above is looking west over the highway. You can see KFC, McDonald’s in the distance, and the Ford dealership on the left. Yes there are a lot of US businesses and fast food here, not sure if that is a good thing but that’s a subject for another day.


This is looking south towards the center of town. The lights on the left are a sports stadium where they have popular baseball and soccer games. This road has a lot of smaller, more local type businesses. From here, it takes maybe 5-7 minutes on my bike to get downtown.


This is looking east, and the area ahead is one of the biggest and most upscale shopping areas. You can see Blockbuster and Pizza Hut directly below on the left. The Hyundai dealership is on the right.  Farther on the right are a couple banks, and the taller gray building is a Super 99 supermarket that is under construction. In front of that with the white corner and red roof is Super Baru, another good supermarket.

On the left you can see the Toyota dealership. Beyond that but not visible is a TGI Fridays. Conway is part of the shopping center and a high quality store selling everything from clothes to housewares to furniture. Arrocha is a pharmacy and then some, selling a large variety of things from cosmetics to office supplies, kitchen supplies, clothes, toys, and medicines. El Rey is also there, a very large 24 hr supermarket, and DoIt Center (like Home Depot or Lowes), Novey (another Home Depot sort of store), Panafoto (electronics, appliances and more), a furniture store, and a variety of other stores – phones, lighting, wine, pets, electronics, Subway, etc. As you can see, we are not suffering in Panama! This is one reason we like being here. Everything we need is very close by.

So anyway, I took this photo challenge and ran off with it to give you a little look at our city. Zemanta.com doesn’t seem to be finding things today, but I wanted to share a few other good entries in this photo challenge so check these links below.












About Kris Cunningham

We live in David, Chiriqui Provence, Republic of Panama! This blog is about some of our experiences in our new country.
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11 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: On Top

  1. oldsalt1942 says:

    There was a game at the ball park (Kenny Serrecen Stadium) last night where Chiriqui beat Panama Metro 11/6 to win the best of 7 series (4/2) and will now be playing Bocas del Toro for the Panamanian version of the World Series. If you have Cable Onda you can watch the games there. Channel 15 I think,


    • I’ll bet there are a lot of excited people about that! Me though, I don’t know the first thing about baseball. It is baseball? or soccer? I’m pretty clueless about all of it, as you can see.


  2. oldsalt1942 says:

    If you decide to actually go see one of the games there, don’t forget, with your pensionado you get in for half price.

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  3. From Alaska to Argentina. Unbelievable. I’ve never been to any of those places, but I know that I would definitely choose Argentina if I had to live in one of those two.


    • We visited Alaska for the first time last summer and it’s a really beautiful and amazing place! Most of the year though the weather is way too brutal for me. I’d have to choose Argentina too. I haven’t been there but from what I know there are a lot of good things about it, including their passion for the tango.


  4. John & Susan says:

    Very informative!
    Thanks Kris


  5. Great post! Love it! 🙂 What’s with the sports watching monger comments here? LOL! They seem so out of place! 😀


    • Thanks 🙂
      I think the comments were because I mentioned the sports stadium. You can see the lights when looking south. People here really enjoy sports and the games.
      Your photo is spectacular! I love the angle, how you can just see the wings, very powerful.


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