When my mom and I were in Panama City in July, we saw Art Deco buildings just about everywhere we turned. The one above was just next to our hotel, which dated back before Art Deco. But this event space above must have come after that, in the 1920s or 30s.
Down the street from our hotel was this blue and white beauty. The vertical lines scream Art Deco.
This round cornered building was close to our hotel, too. Everything in Casco Viejo (the old city) was a stone’s throw away, but there were so many beautiful buildings, it took us almost a week to take them all in.
These round balconies on both buildings were outside the restored old city and close to old Chinatown.
This bank building is not only Art Deco, but the signage is, too.
Portholes are another Art Deco motif. Any building that resembles a cruise ship is probably from the 1920s—1940s or inspired from that era.
These are just some of the buildings we saw that week. I hadn’t heard of a large Art Deco presence in Panama before we arrived, but now that I’m looking into it, I see it has the same presence in other cities in Central American cities. Next?