Life goes on, I keep my camera handy, and after a while I have a collection of miscellaneous things that caught my eye.
There is a ball stadium not far from us, and it has been undergoing a big overhaul and upgrade. They were building a sports complex south of town on the road out to La Barqueta but nothing has been going on there for quite a while. I heard that the powers that be decided there wasn’t the money for that right now, and it would be better to upgrade the existing stadium. That’s fine but it’s in a fairly congested part of town just south of the Pan-American highway and I’m not sure where all those people are going to park their cars.
Since we are on the topic of construction, we also stopped by a spot where you can see the progress on the new bus terminal. Nothing is being built yet but they continue to move around tons of dirt to prepare the site. The bus terminal is now downtown in the most crowded part of town, and all those buses increase the traffic and have a hard time getting in and out. Out here at the new site there will be lots of room, easy access to main roads, and also parking for the public. But, it will be harder for people who currently like landing within walking distance of everything they need downtown. Word is also that there will be a huge shopping mall at the new terminal site, built by the same people and on the same scope as Albrook Mall in Panama City.
There is an incredible amount of building everywhere in the area! I don’t know who is going to occupy all the commercial buildings and new homes, and how this rate of growth can continue. But it seems to go on every year and businesses and people move into the new spaces. What is this area going to be like in 10 years, or 20 years?
Anyway, a few other interesting things I’ve seen in quieter parts of town as I ride my bike.
Last but certainly not least, the mountains. I’ve probably seen them a thousand times by now but I love them just as much as I did the first time.
Just another day in Panama