Panama Barrios

Most homes now in panama are made out of cement, but not that long ago they were made of mud over a framework of sticks. These barrios were usually made during the “Junta”, where the community would gather and work, mixing mud and straw and building up the walls. Here is a barrio wall up close.

The mud in panama is very dense and hardens close to concrete. This here sounds like cement when you tap on it.


And here is a kitchen arch made of mud and painted. Genius.

Saludos from 7.35 Degrees North


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