Monday, September 22, 2014

"There is no construction in modern Panama to-day that may be compared to the grand dignity of that sentinel tower." G Miller on Panama Viejo

2014.09.21-IMG_1604"Most conspicuous stands the old church tower, splendid and defiant amid the wreckage about its feet. Straight and strong it lifts its lofty head above the treetops, and, viewed from any angle, is a majestic figure. There is no construction in modern Panama to-day that may be compared to the grand dignity of that sentinel tower. Like some old prophet, amid the ruins of a wayward people, the tower raises its head and stands in mute but noble witness to the reality of the things that endure. For the tower was honestly built, and therefore stands. Against its solid walls, builded from their rock foundation straight upward, the ravages of time have made but little impress."
Prowling about Panama by George A. Miller (New York, 1919)

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