Weekly Photo Challenge: Letters For this week’s challenge, share a photo with letters — no matter the alphabet. You can capture a neon sign, a sentence scribbled in an old phone booth, a random letter that’s seemingly out of place, or anything else. As you look through your lens, think about how your image might convey something bigger: a snapshot of how we communicate with one another, even if we don’t speak the same language.
Letters? I came up blank all week. Inspiration wouldn’t come. Then I came home and saw this sign leaning against our shrubs. It has letters and a history.
We seriously considered buying this lot in our neighborhood. The owner lives in Florida but has a Panamanian wife and extended family here. Through talking about the lot, he and Joel became friends and also met in person when Tony was here.
But, the sign fell down. Wood rot, termites, and possibly a weed whacker led to the demise of the bottom of the stakes. So, Tony called Joel who brought the sign to our house, and one of the family members will pick it up later.
We decided that financially, tempting as it is, this isn’t the best time for us to buy and build. The owner loves Panama. Maybe the lot is meant for him and his future home? It’s interesting though how a friendship can develop from a casual walk up the street, and a sign on a nice lot.
If any of you want a lot in a lovely neighborhood, woods beside and behind, the river a block away, quiet, tons of birds, five minutes from a major shopping area and the Pan-American highway, turn your computer sideways and write down the contact information. There’s even a couple other gringos living down the street 😀
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I’m curious… if we, who reside in the diverse locations of Panama have photos (and even videos) to contribute to the cause of educating future expats, how is it contributed? As you know, I tend to frequent the very remote locations that nobody thinks to go. Still, there are people who desire to move to places such as Anton where I have much more exposure. I also have a few pictures (and videos) of my tours of the jungle territory, east of the Panama Canal. It’s heady stuff, back there, where the FARC is known to have some of its encampments in the deeper sections.
I’m not sure I understand your question. How are photos and videos contributed for the purpose of educating future expats? I have this blog. My friend Chris has his website http://www.panamaforreal.com/ There are many other blogs, websites, books, magazines, organizations, relocation tours, Facebook groups, yahoo groups .. there are many ways to share information so it’s up to you how you want to go about it. It sounds like you have some interesting stuff so maybe you’d enjoy having your own blog?
If I’m not answering your question let me know and I’ll give it another try.
I may start my own blog. I see the “interior” and the “jungle” is not covered on most blogs… probably because most gringos (norteamericanos) have not ventured into these parts, yet. You HAVE to know Spanish. In fact, there’s some places I have been where speaking English is hazardous to your health. These are the areas I know well.
A blog about this would be very interesting. You’re right, most gringos don’t go into these parts, but some of us are very curious and would like to know what it’s like.