Bahamas – photos

May 31, 2006 at 3:40 pm 6 comments

Am feeling lazy today, so am getting around writing a post by putting up photos instead!

This is lunch as it was prepared on the sailing boat. Ribs, chicken, bread and salad. Excellent! Just what was needed after a hard morning of snorkling.

And it was followed by an afternoon snack of fresh fruit and rum punch. If anyone is going to the Bahamas, I strongly recommend ‘Barefoot Cruises’.

Atlantis from the outside. Truely amazing. Not my style at all – too opulent / obstencious. And it felt odd to be walking around a place where some of the rooms cost US $25,000 per night, after being in meetings all week discussing how many children, young people and families live on under US $1 per day.

Christopher Columbus surveying Nassau Harbour. The first place he landed on by accident in the Americas was one of the Bahamas islands so I guess they should have an impressive statue of him somewhere. This photo was taken with my back to the residence of the Governor General (GG)…

which looks like this. We were wandering around the place as we were having an official reception there. As it was a commonwealth meeting, we were all comparing the residence of the GG in the Bahamas to the houses of the GG in our own countries! Just so you know, Jamaica’s GG has a nicer place…

And I was very impressed by how much the Bahamas love pink! It is the colour of choice for all their public buildings – the Parliament, the GGs residence, hospitals and churches are all pink!


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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. cream  |  June 1, 2006 at 9:06 am

    Next time, KG, can I come and do the cooking, purleeeeeze!

  • 2. Campfyah  |  June 1, 2006 at 11:00 am

    I like the view of the shot of the CG mansion, very photogenic.

  • 3. Kingston Girl  |  June 2, 2006 at 2:27 pm

    Cream – you are more than welcome to come and cook anytime you want!!!

    Campfyah – the place looks good at a distance… but when you get closer, you can see all the paint peeling – adds to the atmosphere i think

  • 4. Mad Bull  |  June 4, 2006 at 6:49 am

    Well that looks much more impressive than the Governor of the Cayman Islands has, but his is on a very nice bit of the Seven Mile Beach, so he’s probably better off… excepting when the hurricanes come a’knocking…

  • 5. CoolDestiny  |  June 4, 2006 at 10:55 am

    Bahamas does have some beautiful spots. Atlantis is a wonder!

  • 6. Yamfoot  |  June 7, 2006 at 7:57 pm

    Nassau was my stomping ground for two years at university. I worked at Atlantis before it was Atlantis. It was actually two separate hotels when I was there.

    Also worked at Ocean Club which I think is now called the One & ONly Ocean Club where celebreties get married.

    Nassau was fun to be at school when I was there. Not now I hear, as crime has gotten bad. We could be carefree when i was there.

    Great get-away trips would be to ride the bus to cable beach. Or on a friday night, we would go to Club Waterloo for lots of drink (in the days when I would consume alcohol) and a good lime.

    Or we knew people who had boats, so once in a while, we would be invited on a boat trip.

    Those were good days. A nice bunch of students, many of whom I am still friends with. You mishgt have seen posts from me recently when some of us met up in Trinidad at Carnival.


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