Photo of the Week
September 11, 2011
This week's photos are from a portion of the photo album called "Outing to Beach". This photo of the old church on Taboga excited me a lot once I did some research on the Internet about the old church. The photo above is the old church San Pedro which took it's name from the island and town's original name. See short history below.
island was discovered in the 16th century and was originally named
Isla de San Pedro by the Spanish explorer, Vasco Núñez de Balboa.
Its current name derives from an Indian word, aboga ("many
fish"). The island's first settlers were Indian slaves from
Venezuela and Nicaragua. The small town of
The photos had no captions, but I am assuming that Fred is shown in the photo above along with an unknown friend who is also seen in the photo below. The photo below show Lilian and her friends standing on the stairs of the old church.
Now..I found the newer photo of the old church on the Internet and looks like not much has changed over the many years. I do note that the little window above the door has changed and now is home to a statue of our Blessed Mother Mary. There is also three dimensional lettering and flower around the door. The bell is also larger than the original.
next time I make a trip back home to Panama, Taboga is on my list of
places to visit, especially this very special old church.
more great photos at Taboga in the weeks to come.
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