The cathedral of justice

This building has all the hallmarks of being a lofty place of God or a palace of royalty. Beautiful arches, light flooding through a stained glass window. One of the women on the balcony looks upwards, enraptured.

The other woman, meanwhile, checks her camera. This is The Royal Courts of Justice on The Strand in London, a place where some of the biggest legal cases in the land are contested. Its doors were flung open to visitors, who spent the weekend thronging around its wonderful central hall, taking photographs at every opportunity.

While the Victorian building is magnificent in some areas, in others it’s a place of dusty corridors and has the stench of authority. It was a great opportunity to admire the architecture, huge in scale and created to make you feel small.

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