Photo of the Week
September 18, 2016
Well...Here we are again in
Colon. Bill Fall sent me the photo above a couple of weeks ago and
it really caught my eye, imagination and extreme curiosity. Here is this
old building still standing proud after who knows how many years.
I was told that it is in the 3rd / 4th streets and Bolivar / Front
Streets as a general vicinity and not exact. Bill took this photo
from a car window while doing a drive around in Colon. This must
have been a important building in it's day carrying the famous name
"Holly Wood". After the curiosity got to me, I of course
went on an hour Google search to find out anything I could about this
old building. I found the two photos below of the same building
but not too much history. The middle photo came from a Word Press
site called muziktimetv507. The caption translated says "This
building in the 90s and 80s worked as a hotel and laundry currently in
poor condition". I don't know what the
90s and 80s being out of order mean or if they are talking about 1800s
or 1900s. It makes sense that it could have been a hotel in it's
glory days. The photo on the bottom I found on a website called
latinflyer - Glimpsing a glorious past in Colon Panama travel
photos. Once again no history.
As I did my
searching for information, I came across some heart breaking photos
taken in Colon which was once a beautiful city. It is so
depressing that this historical city has gone down so very bad.
Not to mention those that live there. Not too far from this
building is a newly built tourist cruise ship facility that tourists are
allowed to depart the ship and shop within the confines of the facility
as Colon is off limits for the tourists for safety reasons.
can share any information about this old building ... please contact me.
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