Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Old Fashioned Justice

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State Circuit Court 1

Yesterday's posts on this blog and Downtown St. Louis 365 featured the two statues you can just see here, flanking the entrance to the Mel Carnahan Courthouse. The words engraved over the 14 Egyptian-style, lotus-capped columns say United States Courthouse but, as mentioned, the state took it over for the Circuit Court for the City of St. Louis. All American attorneys take a course in law school on federal jurisdiction. My professor once gave a 50 minute lecture of the deep metaphor he saw between this subject and the Comet Kohoutek. No wonder I still don't understand it.


Notice the sheriff's van parked in front of the courthouse? Check out the details on Downtown St. Louis 365.

Sheriff's Van

6 comments:

Olivier said...

tres beau HDR b&w, ce batiment est impressionnant

Virginia said...

HDR was good for this one. Too bad you couldn't have found some vintage cars parked there.

cieldequimper said...

Impressionnant.

L.D. said...

Very impressive building as is the way it appears tilted here like a 2-D set piece. Weird. Sometimes I look at massive structures and think: One day these will all be dust.

T. Becque said...

Another nice bw with great perspective.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Is this from the 30s? Fits with the rectilinear design with stepped back floors at higher levels.