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Panama Vieja (Old Panama)
23-JUN-2010 Dan Polley 2010

Panama Vieja (Old Panama)

Panama City, Panama

Panama Vieja, or Old Panama, was the original city, founded by the Spanish in 1519. The settlement (10,000 strong) thrived, and news of the city's riches spread around the world. However, its wealth worked against it when, in 1671, English pirate Henry Morgan sacked the city, igniting its gunpowder stores and setting the city aflame.

Canon EOS 7D ,Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
1/320s f/11.0 at 17.0mm iso100 IMG_2912ruinsot.JPG full exif

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