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Palais de Justice
It's huge, it's grand! (26,000 sq. meters!)
The size of the building is just increadible! Standing at the entrance door I felt myself like an ant at the bottom of an ant hill.
I tried to make the pic of the Palace, so it fited the shot but failed. I guess there are some secret spots in Brussels, from where one can picture that building in whole but I didn't find them :(((
Palace of Justice
A vast neoclassical monstrosity of a building, like the remains of some huge silent movie set.... waiting for Norma Desmond's return.
Visit the Palace of Justice and you can wander between columns like Gloria Swanson - nay - the Queen of Sheba for the day !
The design of this great building is extraodinary and unique. The architect's bizarre, and unfortunate, style of decoration and orniment was probably intended to be "modern". But all its failings in style and form it can be forgiven as it achieves grand three dimensional spaces which are something worth enjoying !
Between screens of double columns great stone staircases sweep up to nowhere at all, other than to provide a view of more columns and another staircase to knowhere.
The scaffolding covering the crumbling dome/lantern creats a wonderful internal gloomyness, which compliments rather than highlights the dilapidated great central space. And what a central space ! Sweeping majestic staircases rise between monumental pillars, leading you to a grand gallery with spaces and courtrooms leading off in all directions.
There are also great views across the city from the square and terrace in front of the courthouse, and a scenic outdoor lift.
Palace of Justice
The Palace of Justice was built between 1860 and 1880 by Joseph Poelaert in eclectic style. It is believed to be the biggest building constructed in the 19th century in the world. Nowadays it still functions as the supreme court of law for Belgium.
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Le palais de justice
This gigantic edifice dominates the area. It was built between 1860 and 1880 by Joseph POELAERT in eclectic style. It is believed to be the biggest building constructed in the 19th century in the world. The palace of justice is situated on top of a hill, which was called 'gallows hill' in the Middle Ages. The dimensions of the palace are awesome: it is 105 m high and covers a total surface of 24.000 square meters. It still functions as the supreme court of law for Belgium.
Fantastic Building on the hill
It is settled on a hill and you can see all Brussells from there even the Atomium.It is the builging of Justice. great historical place. There are some statues in front of it.
This is just a partial view of the Brussels' Court !
Under well needed renovation (04/2005).
Another piece of Brussels Architecture
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Palais De Justice
Besides the magnificent architecture of the justice building itself another reason to come here are the beautiful city views from the top of the hill.
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From the Palais de Justice you have one of the best views of Brussels, if you take a close look you will see the atomiun on Franks shoulder.
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