10/18/2009

Quaint courthouse

This is the courthouse in Hawera. On 'court day' the doorway and open area are filled with people milling around and smoking.

The cage on the left is big enough for a van to drive into and lock for those transported from the jail.



4 comments:

Marja said...

What a beautiful building. WOnder how that worked when the accused is behind the fence and the accuser passes by

~Cheryl said...

This is quaint -- and old! I like the detail and colors....the cage is sobering, however. (as it should be)

Juli Ryan said...

I love these "old" buildings. The big weatherboards. And the Pacific detailings on the roof. What a great piece of history.

Amy said...

Love old nz buildings, great shot!