I live in Panama and don’t need or desire to have a smart phone so I was happy to see that we were able to use our regular camera to complete the challenge.
I have previously posted many pictures of my neighborhood and town and so was pondering what I could do that would be different. A thank you goes out to Vecino who reminded me of a Facebook photo that I shared from one of the townsfolk.
There has been an ongoing debate as to where the original photo was taken. In the end the majority of those weighing in agreed that it was likely take on Calle Principal or as we would say in English, Main Street.
Here is our main street circa 1950:
And our main street circa 2013:
I’ve been told that electricity came to the region in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s and there are still several places in our area that don’t have electricity. We still get horses riding through our town and occasionally they are tied up outside the houses but Calle Principal is too busy for this now. They keep to the side streets. This is life in the campo.