Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Castle of Justice

The weather was very refreshing today so I decided to go visit the park next to my office. The park turned out to be a very nice place. It was empty except for 2 low wage workers having lunch under a tree. The place is clean and green and believe it or not there is actually a pretty large "working" fountain in the middle. While I was standing and admiring the place I noticed the large court house across the street. So I decided to go and check it out. I always wanted to sit and watch a court in session and I figured I might do that today. So I got to the main entrance of the place and noticed that on the way into the building they had metal detectors and X-ray machines. I figured walking in with my camera wasn't going to go very smoothly. Then I noticed a cop come out of the building, so I went up to him and asked him a few questions. The cop was very nice and helpful. He told me anyone is free to come and watch a court in session but that there usually isn't anything going on at 1pm and to come back during the morning hours. I personally think that is really cool. So I will be definitely passing by one morning before I get to work and checking out how courts work in Kuwait. The place in arabic is called "Aser el 3adel" which means Castle of Justice in english. I think they got the name from one of the Lord of the Rings movies.


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