Friday, August 28, 2015

Inside The Supreme Court

The entrance hall of the Supreme Court is grand, very fitting in terms of the architectural style. The building might be large, but there's no sense of space wasted- courtrooms, offices for the judges, their staff, and a law library occupy the building.


The busts of several chief justices can be found here; Antonio Lamer and Brian Dickson are these two examples.


Nearby is this bust of John Cartwright.


Chief Justice Lyman Duff's bust stands alongside a display case with a judge's robe. These are ceremonial robes only; the usual working attire features a black robe.


One bust in this space not featuring a Supreme Court judge is this one- the sculptor Walter Allward, whose statues grace the entrance.


Aside from the Supreme Court itself, the Federal Court of Canada and Federal Court of Appeals are based here. More from here tomorrow.


36 comments:

  1. I can't get over the scale of the entrance hall. Those ceilings are incredibly high. It's really beautiful.
    The ceremonial robes of your justices never fail to make me take a second look. That kind of red and white combination always says "Santa Claus!" to me.

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  2. We are learning a lot about Canada

    Tomás.

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  3. I loved looking inside this impressive structure.

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  4. Some interesting sculptures decorating a beautiful building. i think Walter Allward deserves his place there.

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  5. Yes, it is a grand interior. Government buildings often do a good job of preserving history.

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  6. Gosh that's a wonderful entrance area William, impressive from the moment you enter.

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  7. The lines are so clean...beautiful!
    Jane x

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  8. The interior looks very impressive in these photos!

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  9. A really impressive interior.The people who serve in this capacity have so much weight on their shoulders and have to be very learned.

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  10. A beautiful and grand building, inside and out.

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  11. Thanks for this inside look at an elegant courthouse.

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  12. @Kay: I wonder what the heating bill must be like!

    @Tomas: it's a pleasure to show these places.

    @Denise: thanks!

    @VP: he does. It's a good bust too- really brings out character.

    @Kate: in this case, very much so.

    @Grace: it's a 'wow' moment for me the moment I step in.

    @Jane and Chris: indeed!

    @Jackie: thanks!

    @EG: it's such a grand building.

    @Linda: they certainly do, and as of late they have really done the country a service in keeping the Dark Lord in check.

    @Sharon: it certainly is.

    @Birdman: you're welcome!

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  13. I like to see the sun getting in on the first photo.

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  14. You are visiting some fine buildings. I never know where you will take us! We don't get downtown, as I have said. Thanks for sharing them!

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  15. the robe looks like something for kris kringle. :)

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  16. This post provides some interesting insights on that gorgeous building. It's very imposing and somewhat intimidating which is good, I suppose, for a Supreme Court structure. I was looking for your bust, 'cause I had heard somewhere that you had snuck in the place one night to take some photos and were caught. I think the phrase was, "William was busted!"

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  17. Even the interior looks tall and grand!

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  18. What a cool blog William! So sorry it took me so long to find it!

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  19. @Marleen: me too!

    @Jennifer: I do recommend you take in the Greece exhibit over at the Museum of History before it closes in mid October. No photographs allowed though, more's the pity!

    @Tex: it does, yes! They wear them only on occasion.

    @Lowell: hah!

    @Nancy: it does.

    @Dea: thank you!

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  20. Love the light in that first photo.

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  21. I love how the sunlight is streaming in on that first shot. I'm enjoying the tour.

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  22. I love the first photo, William, and the light and pillars frame it nicely!

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  23. A fabulous interior, William. I doubt that I will ever see it so thanks for the tour!

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  24. I enjoyed this tour and the previous one, outside, of the Supreme Court. The building and sculptures are beautiful.

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  25. I like the inside better! Considering that it's Friday evening and I'm super tired, I was going to try and be funny and say something about Father Christmas... :)

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  26. The last photo is interesting where a chair is beside the doors and we see how gigantic the doors are.

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  27. It just looks like a place one should be respectful.

    Janis
    GDP

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  28. My goodness. I was impressed with the outside...and inside doesn't disappoint. Big spaces.

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  29. @Revrunner: me too.

    @Halcyon: I'm enjoying showing it.

    @Linda: thank you!

    @RedPat: you're welcome.

    @Pamela: they certainly are.

    @Norma: thanks!

    @Ciel: hah!

    @Red: they really are massive.

    @Janis: it certainly does.

    @Lauren: it certainly is a wonderful space inside.

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  30. What a grand building William, I particularly like the hall in the first picture, it is flooded with beautiful light...

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  31. An intriguing walk through the Supreme Court. The lighting in the first photo is delightful. And those busts are indeed beautiful.

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  32. Fantastic architecture and the windows are even more so.

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  33. A very GRAND & SERIOUS place.

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