Sunday, April 7, 2013

High Court, Mumbai

Bombay High Court is located in Fort area of Mumbai and it is one of the most distinguished and oldest courts in the country. This high court was first setup in the year 1862. 



The present building of Bombay High Court was designed by a British engineer, Col. J.A. Fuller. This structure, 562 feet long and 187 feet wide, was completed in November 1878.



The architecture of this beautiful monument in Gothic Style dating back to the early English style and is built with black stone with octagonal towers. 



Along the west of the central tower, there are two octagonal towers and statues of 'Justice' and 'Mercy' on the top of this building which serve as a source of inspiration for law abiding citizens.



The building of the court has beautiful craftsmanship all around it. Apart from the octagonal towers, it has magnificent  balcony and windows that have beautiful arches.

39 comments:

Shaivi said...

Nice pic...British architecture

Snap said...

Lovely architecture and your mosaic is picture postcard perfect!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It looks very British. Not surprisingly!

Al said...

That's an imposing building - I try to stay away from courthouses!

My Little Home and Garden said...

The architecture is magnificent!

Lowell said...

The High Court has a majestic building in which to do its business! Very impressive. Is the public allowed to visit and walk around inside?

acreativeharbor.com said...

Beautiful photography and lovely mosaic for MM of a very wonderful place ~ ^_^

krishna said...

highly informative. thanks for the information. can you plases tell me who is engineer of calcutta.. once read about that but i forgot.

rupam sarma said...

So beautiful click, Thanks for sharing.

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice captures!

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Jeevan said...

The BHC looks marvelous and beautiful architecture! Great detailed pictures and it deserves remarkable to be a court building.

LifeRamblings said...

wow such beautiful architecture and i love the intricate details.

ladyfi said...

What an impressive building.

Randi said...

Impressive building! Love the towers.

Sylvia K said...

Awesome architecture and terrific captures as always, Rajesh!! Hope you have a great week!

Gary said...

Really impressive!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Pamela Gordon said...

What a beautiful historic building. I enjoy looking at old architecture. Pamela in Canada

Fun60 said...

It is a magnificent building. I assume it is still used today as the court house.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

The high court building is certainly an architectural masterpiece!

Leovi said...

Yes, pretty pictures! That palace is very interesting. Good job ...!

RNSANE said...

I didn't see this during my first visit to Mumbai ( four months ) but, surely, I will get there when I return in June.

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anthonynorth said...

An excellent piece of architecture, slightly more modern than your usual.

Nanka said...

We can also say that the area is the hub of all kinds of activity, schools ,colleges, university building and many many other buildings which flaunt this kind of structures, all architectural wonders!! Amchi Mumbai!!

Roger Owen Green said...

It's still Bombay High Court, though it's in Mumbai? How interesting.

Marleen said...

Very impressive!

acreativeharbor.com said...

Impressive photos for M ~ Wow ~ ^_^

ewok1993 said...

an architectural marvel.

photowannabe said...

The architecture is so elegant.
It is a fascinating Court.

Leslie: said...

From your photos each week, I can see that Indian architecture is absolutely MAJESTIC!

Leslie
abcw team

Magia da Inês said...

Arquitetura magnífica!
Boa quarta-feira!
Beijinhos.
Boa continuação da semana! ✿彡
✿✿彡

Jama said...

Impressive architecture.

Marja said...

Beutiful buildings nicely decorated with all these palm trees

Rajesh said...

Thank you for all the appreciating this beautiful structure. Bombay High Court and Mumbai High Court both are same.

Janie said...

Great architecture for this historic building. Thanks for sharing.

Joy said...

Love the details of the windows, and the trees surrounding the building.

Chubskulit Rose said...

Beautiful structures.


Making my rounds for letter M.
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

sharplittlepencil.com said...

This is a beautiful building, but I cannot help thinking that the court in Mumbai should be Indian architecture, not European. Having said that, yes, gorgeous pix.

I say recycle the whole building into a gorgeous Indian style court! Thanks, Amy

Gargi Bhattacharya said...

Very nice!

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

Nice clicks :)