Bombay High Court building – a proper home for Justice and Mercy

Just next to the Rajabai Tower and the University of Mumbai you’ll find the opulent building of Bombay High Court. Constructed in the end of the 19th century, the Gothic structure is an apt addition to the architectural scene of Mumbai. The very look of this presentable building implies that all the decisions are supposed to be rendered in a just, fair and legal manner within its walls.

Bombay High Court building

Bombay High Court building

The High Court of Bombay was established according to the ‘Indian High Court Act’, signed by the Queen of England in 1861. The building was designed by the British engineer J.A. Fuller, who incorporated lots of Gothic architectural elements in his creation.

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I’m not sure what exactly these statues represent, perhaps these are monuments to the first judges of the Bombay High Court.

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There are two octagonal towers with statues of Justice and Mercy on the top – I suppose their purpose is not merely decorative, but inspirational as well.

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As any other building in the historical center of Mumbai, the Bombay High Court offers a lot of details to caress one’s eyes.

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Seeing an exquisite piece of architecture always puts a smile on my face and has a very soothing effect on my mind.

Happy me

Happy me

On the other side, I’m also very susceptible to a bad architecture, that’s why I usually avoid looking at the window of my room. Have I showed you the opposite building? Anyway, here is just a short video (12 sec) to give you the feel of the Bombay High Court building 🙂

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