Heron's Palace Heliport

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Calle 5a Este, Panama City, Panama

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Sights Around Panama City Jan 20, 2011
On a recent business trip to Panama City, I had an opportunity to poke my nose around. Of note, we were invited for a personal tour of the presidential palace also known as the House of Herons due to 2 symbolic Herons that roam free in the front courtyard of the building. Originally built in the early 1500s by early Spaniards, the building has since received many additions and facelifts and now is the official work plance and residence of the president of Panama. Luckily, back in '89, Manuel Noriega considered himself more of a military man than a politician, so he was camping out on one of his military bases, saving the building from destruction during the American invasion. The building has evidence of Moorish architecture from the period of construction, with a beautiful Spanish flare of color. Of historic note, there was an elevator installed at the turn of the century to accomodate President Teddy Roosevelt for his frequent trips there during the plannning and construction of the Panama Canal.

Pictures are also provided of the Panama Canal as well as the railroad which transports goods for ships that either can't afford or choose not to pay the large tolls through the canal (depending on the size of the ship, this charge can be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars).
View of the huge transload facilit…
The mouth of the Panama Canal from…
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One of the herons at the House of …
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