Archive for January, 2012

Green honeycreeper

Green honeycreeper

On the side mirror of the Prado.


Misconception

Misconception

This honeycreeper spent about 20 minutes attacking it’s reflection in the Prado side mirror before it spotted me inside.


Common mariposa

Common mariposa

Mystery

Mystery

This icon was drawn on the blackboard beneath 183 when I arrived. It was washed off when two renowned scientists left for the states, but the mark….as their marks…is indelible.


The Hale Building

The Hale Building

This one’s for you Betsy… When Betsy Gordon had been in Panama for a few weeks, someone asked her which building she worked in on the campus. She told them she worked in the “Hale Building”. There was a long pause. (Hale means “Pull” in Spanish). I also work in the Hale Building and have […]


Why do we do this, again?

Why do we do this, again?

I understand and I don’t understand. Painting our faces.


Causeway view

Causeway view

Evening at Beirut on the Amador Causeway. The city in the background.


Simon

Simon

Gamboa boy. He is a positive personality, prone to discussion. As I stood in my Gamboa space on the third floor with all windows open (light rain) last October, I could hear Simon talking away to himself and the sound was moving around the building. I peered out the window to see a yellow umbrella […]


Last night of 2011

Last night of 2011

At the Gamboa bridge. There was a gaggle of french people there as well, murmuring such things as “Merveilleuse” and “Spectaculaires”….


Shrine

Shrine

This yogi bear shrine is the playground next to 183 (where I live). It sees a fair amount of tiny human activity…but it always reminds me of a creepy shrine to Yogi Bear. Like we should be leaving picnic baskets there for him (and cigars and good whiskey).


Crossing

Crossing

Not a sign you’d see in the U.S., but am thinking it might be more for the touristas in Gamboa. I was tempted to photoshop in a giant iguana, but… More only-in-Panama signage to come.


Croc stories

Croc stories

Another Edgardo Ochoa photo. This one of the famous croc “Tito” who resides at the ANAM station on Coiba island. He comes around (apparently) when the park guards offer him fish scraps. Coiba Island and Barro Colorado Island are protected areas and are protected by armed guards to keep away poachers and illegal activities. For […]


Rainfall

Rainfall

Panama is rife with incredible cloudscapes. You can watch the rain roll in from the Pacific and move over to the Caribbean. That’s the P.C. skycape to the right. Before I left, there was significant rain every day. Since returning, it has not rained once in the past 5 days–like flipping a switch, it’s the […]


Tupperware

Tupperware

Here is Earl Tupper who watches over the campus. The image on the building to the right is a giant mosaic of a rainforest. The campus is quiet. Everyone on vacation.


Quiet workplace

Quiet workplace

This is a reflection in the plexi panel we use to work projects on in the office where I work. Looks just like any other design office….except not as many toys….


Perfect meme material

Perfect meme material

Corinthea on Christmas Day. Add your own caption….. meme/mēm/ Noun: An element of a culture or behavior that may be passed from one individual to another by nongenetic means, esp. imitation. An image, video, etc. that is passed electronically from one Internet user to another.


Panama feet

Panama feet

Sorry. Couldn’t resist illustrating the difference in climate.