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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Eric & I Take a Leisurely Stroll Around Downtown Nassau, The Bahamas

Passengers disembark from
the Norwegian Sky at
Prince George Wharf 
in Nassau.

Sir Rawson W. Rawson,
former Bahamian
governor during the
1860s is memorialized
here in Rawson Square.

Parliament Square, built in
 1815, by Loyalists who
settled in Nassau after the
Revolutionary War.

The statue of Queen Victoria
was erected in 1905.

If the building looks familiar, that's because it was modeled after government buildings in Bern, North Carolina, the state's former capital.

We stop at D'Oro Carati
Sunglass Boutique so
Eric can buy new

His broke shortly after we set sail.  Eric did a great job of negotiating a substantial discount on a pair of Rayban Sunglasses.

Nassau's Straw Market,
on Bay Street, is a very
popular place to shop.

Vendors sell their wares
in small stalls.

This type of shopping reminds
me of Nicaragua & Mexican
border towns.

We see Police Officers walking along the downtown streets.  I'm sure their presence reassures visitors who may be tentative travelers.

Eric & I stopped for
beers at Frozen

I was happy to pay for two beers...  We had access to free Wifi.

I admire large homes
with ample porches.

Bright colored flowers
cascade over the walls
that enclose Bahamian

I stopped for a moment to orient myself with the map of the area and a female Police Officer asked me if I needed help.  She gave me some directions and we continued our walk.

St. Andrew's Presbyterian
Kirk was built in the early

Kirk is the Scottish word for church.

Government House, with the
statue of Christopher Columbus,
is the official residence of
The Bahamas' Governor General.

A horse drawn carriage with
tourists moves up the street.

Horse drawn carriage rides are $20.00 for a 20 to 25 minute ride.

BOB is right over there...

Bank of The Bahamas

This octagonal building is
the Nassau Public Library.

This was Nassau's
first jail.

A piece of property in
downtown Nassau in
need of redevelopment.

Zion Baptist Church is
as stand out in Nassau,
with it's blue exterior.

Nassau's General
Police Station is
also easy to find....

Just look for the
green building.

It's time to return to
the ship...

Afternoon tea is

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