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Palace of Justice, Brussels | by Ben Heine
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Palace of Justice, Brussels

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The Brussels Palace of Justice is the most important Court building in Belgium and is a notable landmark of Brussels. It was built between 1866 and 1883 in the eclectic style by architect Joseph Poelaert.


The Palace is the most massive building constructed in the 19th century. It is bigger than St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. The building is currently 160 by 150 meters and has a total built ground surface of 26,000 m². The 104 meter high dome weighs 24,000 tons. The building has 8 courtyards with a surface of 6000 m², 27 large court rooms and 245 smaller court rooms and other rooms.


Situated on a hill, there is a level difference of 20 meters between the upper and lower town, which results in multiple entrances to the building at different levels.


PS: The streets are really like shown above!


The above photo has been shot with the Samsung NX10



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Taken on July 18, 2010