Cover image for Bahamas
Scarson, Peter O.
Publication Information:
[Tampa, FL] : Vista Point : Distributed by, [2007]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (approximately 26 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Nassau is the capital of the island of New Providence which is one of the many islands of the Bahaman archipelago that extends for almost a thousand kilometers between Cuba and Florida in the Atlantic Ocean. New Providence is the commercial and political cent re and is more commonly known as the Bahamas. Built between 1805 and 1813 in typical American southern style, the pink-colored buildings of Parliament Square are the headquarters of the Bahamian government. In front of the white columned Neo-Classical parliament building is a noble statue of the English queen, Victoria, as a young girl. The colorful Caribbean Straw Market is a lively place. There are lots of fascinating things to see including skillful craftsmen who carve traditional objects from mahogany. Along the coast there are several caves in which pirates once hid their ill-gotten gains or argued over buried treasure. During the Stone Age the Arawak Indians lived in the caves. Cable Beach boasts a multitude of exquisite modern hotel complexes that cater to every need and several of them have casinos. The Bahamas--the very name conjures up remote sandy beaches and turquoise water, romantic sunsets and tropical nights.
General Note:
"Globetrotting sight seeing tours"--Container.
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