The foreground left are a group of men and women standing around one of the caravels (a small15th and 16th century ship with a broad bow, high narrow poop, and usually three masts) replica of the three caravels of Columbus, 'Santa Maria,' 'Pinta,' and 'Nina,'. Another group of men and women in the middle. All three caravels are moored in the water. Last two do not seem to be as big as the one on the left. Across the water is the replica of the Convent of Santa Maria de la Rabida, where Columbus found shelter in time of trouble. He left his son here when he left for the route to the Indies. The roof is of red/orange tiles, many flags fly from the caravels and buildings. A tower on the building with a cross. To quote from the brochure "The Columbian Exposition.": "There is an exact reproduction of the Convent of Santa Maria de la Rabida, where Columbus found shelter in the time of trouble and 'begged a pittance for his child.' Here he developed his theory of a western passage to the Indies. The building is more closely connected with Columbus and his great work than any other. It cost $50,000, contains priceless relics of the great discovere, and is guarded nigyht and day by United States troops. Near by are moored the Caravels of Columbus, as to which Mr. Curtis writes; 'The three caravels which composed the fleet of Columbus, the Santa Maria, Pinta, and Nina, were reproduced in the navy yards of Cadiz and Barcelona Spain, upon plans prepared by a commission of naval architects and archeologists, appointed by the government of Spain. This commission spent six months in study and investigation in order to make their models as exact as possible. The Santa Maria was built at the expense of the Spanish government, and the Nina and Pinta at the expense of the United States, an approprition having been secured for the purpose by William E. Curtis, chief of the the Latin-American Department, who suggested the reproduction of the famous little fleet, and had general direction of the enterprise." The sky is a beautiful yellow and gold suggesting sun-set.