Christmas Lights (Continued)

"MERRY CHRISTMAS" is the greeting in this picture of the center circle at the top of Summit Drive in Curundu Heights.  The greeting is the same, spoken and unspoken, throughout the Canal Zone, the Republic of Panama, and the world.  Spoken, it's in may tongues.  Unspoken, it gleams form thousands of home on the Isthmus in many more thousands of lights and ingenious decorations.  Persons on transiting ships have often expressed gratitude for the effort put forth on decorations "to make it a Merry Christmas for people they would never see" - people far from home.  These efforts, and points along the Canal, and in gaily decorated homes in townsites visible from the Canal. 

I hope you all have enjoyed this little blast from our Zonian past.  Long live the memory of the Canal Zone.


Click these links for other Christmas related photos and info on the Canal Zone Images web site:

Photo of the Week Archives:

May 10, 1998

December 12, 1999

December 19, 1999

July 23, 2000

December 24, 2000

December 16, 2001

December 15, 2002

December 22, 2002

Christmas on the Isthmus Story by Sue Gore

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