The main plaza
Rawson Square, near the harbor, is in the main square of Nassau, a favorite of photographers for its pink Parliament and Senate buildings and the statue of Queen Victoria. All of these buildings face a memorial to Sir Milo Boughton Butler, the first governor of the Bahamas. From the plaza you can find Bay Street, the main shopping street. There are shops and boutiques selling watches, jewelry, cameras, imported fashions and other goods. The Straw Market in Nassau has all kinds of articles made with straw including bags, slippers, dolls and hats, all of which are local crafts.