Where Justice Has Stood Test of Time

The heritage walk, initiated by the Madras High Court Heritage Committee, is held on the second Sunday of every month. For details, contact 98410 13617

Published: 18th February 2016 04:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th February 2016 04:00 AM   |  A+A-

hc

CHENNAI: On one side of what was then a wide avenue called Esplanade Road or China Bazaar Road, stands the Madras High Court. Old photographs show a wide road with the court standing majestically and becoming a part of the landcape. But today, NSC Bose Road shows endless traffic, parked vehicles, pedestrians and vendors all jostling for space. to the extent that the 155-year old building has receded into the background, a piece of living history with a labyrinth of buildings in varied architectural styles. While most court buildings are built in the Western Gothic style, Madras High Court has the distinction of being built in the Indo-Sarcenic style in 1892.

High Court walks every month give locals and visitors a chance to get a glimpse of the buildings, the legends and daily stories within its walls. Started in 2012 by Advocate N L Rajah who was researching for his book, around 20 walks have been completed so far with good response. People interested in architecture and history can discover more about the buildings and their functions, he says.

Stay up to date on all the latest Chennai news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp