Posts Tagged ‘Nassau’

Pink prison

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

Prisons are not usually housed in pink octagonal buildings, at least not anymore. But one of the oldest public buildings in Nassau, on New Providence Island in the Bahamas, is a three- story pink octagonal building that was built as a jail.  The building was authorized in 1797, but no one seems quite certain when it was actually finished.  It might not have been pink originally, either, but with its whimsical shape and small proportions, it was probably never a particularly imposing building.

Perhaps it did not need to be. (more…)