CHERNIVTSI OBLAST STATE ADMINISTRATION (FORMER PALACE OF JUSTICE)
Chernivtsi Oblast State Administration (the former Palace of Justice), Chernivtsi, Ukraine

The former Palace of Justice as seen from its left, Hrushevsky St (near Teatralna Sq)

The place for the future Bukovynian Palace of Justice structure was found and approved in 1899, the construction itself only started in April 1905 and was finished in just a bit more than a year, formally ended on October 7, 1906. The architect (no surprise) was, once and again, Josef Hlávka.


The building façade is decorated with coloured ceramic bricks made specifically for this palace and ceramic insertions. The main façade is crowned with the statues of Themis, the goddess of justice, and Nemesis, the goddess of retaliation. Two lions "guard” the main entrance against falsehood and trickery. This is one of the most beautiful and impressive buildings in the Chernivtsi surrounded by today's Hrushevsky, Mickiewicz, Kotlyarevsky and Bandera (formerly Vatutin) Streets.

The newly-built Palace of Justice, early XX century

The newly-built Palace of Justice (today's Chernivtsi Oblast State Administration), early XX century, Chernivtsi, Ukraine

The lions are never tired of guarding impartiality and honesty

Lions at the entrance of Chernivtsi Oblast State Administration (the former Palace of Justice), Chernivtsi, Ukraine

The general view from the right

Front view of Chernivtsi Oblast State Administration (the former Palace of Justice), Chernivtsi, Ukraine

Themis and Nemesis, a close-up

Themis and Nemesis on top of Chernivtsi Oblast State Administration (the former Palace of Justice), Chernivtsi, Ukraine
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