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High Court Building


Mumbai's High Court building
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Mumbai's High Court (still called "Bombay High Court") is located within the Fort of Mumbai. It sits opposite the maidan, which was formerly a bowling green during the British Raj, and where there is usually someone playing cricket...
This Gothic revival building was designed by a General Fuller of the Royal Engineers and built with local black basalt during the late 19th century. The chambers are surrounded by Venetian-style galleries decorated with playful carvings of monkeys with scales of justice, foxes wearing barristers' clothes, pigs, tigers and birds in petrified jungles. The stonemasons were local artisans who were given a free hand.
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