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'Simple and strong: walking through the door of the High Court building in Canberra' posted by Matthew Strahorn


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Highest court in the land

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Around the world, the business of justice is taken very seriously. You certainly know that from the ornate and costly architecture of ancient court buildings build many hundred of years ago in Europe.
 
But here in Canberra, the High Court building doesn't have all those ornate architectural features that can make the experience of court buildings so chilly and intimidating. Instead, walking through the swinging door of Australia's High Court has a more upbeat feel. Sure, the building is tall and imposing, but there's a charming antipodean warmth, capturing the muted colours of the eucalypt landscape with characteristically charming Australian simplicity and strength.

 
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