Friday, April 11, 2014

Philatelic Photograph: Queen's Staircase - Nassau, Bahamas

Queen's Staircase
Nassau, Bahamas

GPS: N25° 04.415; W077° 20.264

Short Description: 

The Queen's Staircase connects lower Nassau by Princess Margaret Hospital to Bennet's Hill, the highest point in Nassau, which features the Historic Water Tower and Fort Fincastle.

Top of the Steps

Long Description:

The Queen's Staircase is one of the most popular sights in Nassau. The steps and passageway was excavated out of limestone completely by hand by slaves from 1793 to 1794. The staircase is 102 feet tall and contains 65 steps. It was later named in honor of the 64 year reign (1837 - 1901) of Queen Victoria.

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