Athens, Zappeion (statue of Constantinos Zappas) - "To remember our benefactors" - JUL. 2011 CONTEST.

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Constantine Zappas (1814-1892) was a Greek businessman, philanthropist and national benefactor. He played a key role along with his cousin Evangelos Zappas in the revival of the Olympic Games.

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The Zappeion (Greek: Ζάππειον Μέγαρο, Záppeion Mégaro) is a building in the National Gardens of Athens in the heart of Athens, Greece. It is generally used for meetings and ceremonies, both official and private.

In 1869, the Greek Parliament allocated 80,000 square metres (860,000 sq ft) of public land between the Palace Gardens and the ancient Temple of Olympian Zeus, and also passed a law on 30 November 1869, "for the building works of the Olympic Games", as the Zappeion was the first building to be erected specifically for the revival of the Olympic Games in the modern world. The ancient Panathenian stadium was also refurbished as part of the works for the Olympic Games. Following some delay, on 20 January 1874, the cornerstone of the building was laid; this new building would be designed by Danish architect Theophil Hansen. Finally, on 20 October 1888, the Zappeion opened. Unfortunately for its benefactor, Evangelis Zappas, he did not live long enough to see the Zappeion built, and his cousin Konstantinos Zappas was nominated by Evangelos Zappas to complete the building. The Austrian Parliament Building was also designed by Hansen and followed the same theme in the exterior.

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Christos Theodorou on December 11, 2013

maricler61251 - Many thanks for your visit and comments - Friendly greetings from Athens

andrew brown on December 14, 2013

Playing with Lights! Wonderful photography!
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Best wishes, András

Christos Theodorou on December 14, 2013

andrew brown - Many thanks for your visit and comments - Friendly greetings from Athens

roeli bindels on December 23, 2013

excellent photo christos!!!!! like :) gr. roeli happy x-mas and best wishes for 2014 !! gr. roeli

Christos Theodorou on December 24, 2013

roeli bindels - Many thanks for your visit and comments. Best wishes for Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family with good health, happiness and prosperity

Christos Theodorou on December 27, 2013

This message is posted at the forum:


I just noticed that everywhere I wrote "friendly greetings" in my messages are translated in greek as "homosexual greetings".

This is unbelievable !

Please do something about the translator, because your members are exposed irreparably with simple innocent messages translated with inappropriate meaning.

Kind regards and with all my rights reserved

Christos

Elios Amati (tashime… on May 5, 2014

Good perspective ! Thanks for sharing, Elios

Christos Theodorou on May 5, 2014

Elios Amati (tashimelampo) - Many thanks for your visit and comments – Best regards from Athens

Christos Theodorou on September 28

SAVING PANORAMIO: IS IT A PRIORITY ? (please read full text)


Everyone of us has his priorities in real life. First of all, I think, is our family, our health and our work. On our leisure time, even then, we have priorities. Personally I believe, that our priority now, must be TO SAVE PANORAMIO. We must mobilize all members. Posting and writing in every social media about, it was necessary at the beginning. But spending hours on them, discussing about or uploading relative photos, is good, but it isn’t effective. WE MUST SPREAD THE MESSAGE AND THE LINK OF PETITION FORM, INTO THE ORIGINAL SITE. There are members, they enter on Panoramio twice or 3 – 4 times a month. All these members we must find.

This must be AN OVERALL EFFORT.

Anyone of us must spread the message:

  1. Through popular photos generally or through each photographer popular photo.

  2. Through our photos.

  3. Through our favorite photographers.

  4. Posting an announcement on the forums of our groups and find members of each group, not so active.

  5. Through our replies on other members’ comments on our photos.

  6. Through the contest winning photos.

  7. By personal messages

Many members did all these actions, but we must try more. Our purpose must be not only to save Panoramio, but also we must prove that we have power. Even if the final decision belongs to Google.

I don’t want to discuss about my message now. That’s why, I shall not reply in any comment on Facebook, or Google+. I will continue, as it allows me my free time, only on Panoramio.

Kind regards,

Christos

P.S. You can find a form of message on photos of many Panoramio galleries.


It’s so simple : Do you want Panoramio alive ? Sign the petition form. We need minimum 10.000 signatures !


C’est tout simple : Voulez vous que Panoramio reste en vie ? Signer la forme de petition. Nous avons besoin un minimum de 10.000 signatures !


Es tan simple : ¿ Quieres viva Panoramio ? Firma el formulario de petición. Necesitamos a partir de 10.000 firmas !


É tão simples : Você quer Panoramio vivo ? Assine o formulário de petição. Precisamos mínimos de 10.000 assinaturas !


È così semplice : Vuoi viva Panoramio ? Firma la petizione. Abbiamo bisogno di minimo 10.000 firme !


Είναι τόσο απλό : Θέλετε το Panoramio να επιβιώσει ? Υπογράψτε την αίτηση. Χρειαζόμαστε 10.000 υπογραφές !

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  • Uploaded on June 2, 2011
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    by Christos Theodorou
    • Camera: SONY DSLR-A350
    • Taken on 2011/04/21 18:42:06
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 80.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/6.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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