Middle: The Water Tower. After climbing the Queen's staircase (65 steps) visitors can ride the elevator to the top of the water tower to see a spectacular view of Nassau. The tower is built next to Fort Fincastle which was built in 1787, by Lord Dunmore, then Governor of the Bahamas.
Bottom: At the top of George Street, one can see the official residence of the Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Bahamas. The Governor is the representative of Her Majesty, the Queen. On the steps leading up to the house is a statue of Christopher Columbus, who made the first landfall in the New World in 1492, in the Bahamas at what is now Salvador Island.
In a post below, I recalled our trip to the Bahamas by cruise ship. The night we went into town to gamble, we attended a show, in the style of a Las Vegas Revue, complete with topless showgirls. Our daughter and the other couple's son had never seen anything like it, and we wondered what their reaction would be at the tender ages of 12 and 14. There were red faces and giggles, but funny enough, after about 5 minutes it was as old hat to them as it was to us.
Far more exciting to all of us were the sights and sounds of the large casino; as bright and noisy as if it were the middle of the day in traffic. Bells and ding-ding-dings of slot-machines in the process of paying out were everywhere, and fueled our hopes of winning a small fortune, if not a large one. It was not to be; we went home with far less moolah than we entered with. No matter, we all had a nice time, and celebrated the good fortune of unexpectedly meeting up in such an interesting place.