Supreme Court of Victoria

The Supreme Court is the highest court in Victoria. It was established by an Act of Parliament in 1852, just a few months after the Colony of Victoria was proclaimed. It comprises the Trial Division and Court of Appeal.

The Supreme Court has occupied its current home in Melbourne since 1884. The heritage-listed building is a fine example of classical Renaissance Revival style on a grand and imposing scale, and is significant as the largest single-design network of court buildings in Australia.

Constructed of brick and Malmsbury bluestone footings and faced with Tasmanian freestone, the buildings exterior features an elaborate double arcade of Ionic and Composite columns.

This is an image of the exterior of the Court Library as seen from the inside courtyard of the Court buildings.

Unfortunately you are unable to photograph the inside of the Courts themselves (for security reasons) but WOW ! ..... Magnificent just doesn't seem enough to describe the grandeur of them.

Thanks for stopping by and commenting :))
wonderful comment - the colours are great, love the history on it too
posted July 28th, 2014  
Wonderful capture and history
posted July 28th, 2014  
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