Athens, Soldier (tsolias) at the Parliament - The unknown soldier memorial

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The Old Palace is now the headquarters of the Greek Parliament. This neoclassical building, designed by the architect of the Bavarian Royal Court of Bavaria, Friedrich von Gaertner (Gärtner), located in Syntagma Square in Athens. Used as a palace of King Otto of Greece and then the King of the Hellenes George I, until 1910 when moved to a newer, on the road of Herodes Atticus, hence the name of such Old Palace. On the west side of the building is the site of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, while the exteriors of both, the east and the south side, of the principle, reached the large national garden, created and decorated with care of queen Amalia, wife of king Otto

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Comments (73)

Christos Theodorou on May 16, 2011

leone marino - Many thanks for your visit and comments. Kind regards from Athens

Lucien Kivit on May 20, 2011

Very nice framed portrait picture, LIKE, greetings Lucien

Christos Theodorou on May 20, 2011

Lucien Kivit - Many thanks for your visit and comments. Kind regards from Athens

Vasilij on May 20, 2011

Нравится. С уважением, Василий.

Christos Theodorou on May 20, 2011

Vasilij - Many thanks for your visit and comments. Kind regards from Athens

LeoW on May 25, 2011

Ein sehr schöne Portrait. Interessant die Geschichte des Schlosses. Besonders weil König Otto aus meiner Heimat Bayern stammte.

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viele Grüße, Leo

Christos Theodorou on May 25, 2011

LeoW - Many thanks for your visit and comments. Kind regards from Athens

Jack Tol on May 26, 2011

A great way of capturing this guard. Lovely picture. It reminds me also to my visit to Athens, where I took this picture of the changing of the guards. I'm almost certain that this man on your picture is the same one as in mine.

Greetings,

Jack

Christos Theodorou on May 27, 2011

Jack Tol - Many thanks for your visit and comments. Perhaps is the same! Kind regards from Athens

Dezso Biczo © on July 29, 2011

...excellent photo - (I was here in 2001)

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  • Sincere greetings - Dezső

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Christos Theodorou on July 31, 2011

Dezső Biczó - Many thanks for your visit and comments. Kind regards from Athens

Irena Kralj on September 12, 2011

Nice frame, L

Christos Theodorou on September 13, 2011

Irena Kralj - Many thanks for your visit and comments. Kind regards from Athens

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  • Uploaded on April 14, 2011
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    by Christos Theodorou
    • Camera: SONY DSLR-A350
    • Taken on 2011/04/10 06:26:31
    • Exposure: 0.050s (1/20)
    • Focal Length: 200.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/6.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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