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The main building of the Academy is a neoclassical building between Panepistimiou Street and Akadimias Street in the centre of Athens. The building was designed as part of an architectural "trilogy" in 1859 by the Danish architect Theophil Hansen, along with the University and the National Library. Funds had been provided by the magnate Simon Sinas specifically for the purpose, and the foundation stone was laid on 2 August 1859. Construction proceeded rapidly, after 1861 under the supervision of Ernst Ziller, but the internal tumults during the latter years of King Otto's reign, which resulted in his ousting in 1862, hampered construction until it was stopped in 1864. Works resumed in 1868, but the building was not completed until 1885, at a total cost of 2,843,319 gold drachmas, most of it provided by Sinas, and, after his death, by his wife Ifigeneia. The sculptures were undertaken by the Greek Leonidas Drosis, while the murals and paintings by the Austrian Christian Griepenkerl.

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Comments (479)

Imréné Gyimesi on July 12, 2014

I really like the photo.

F + L

Best regards, Esztella

Ge Ko on July 15, 2014

A really good selection of the perspective for this shot!

Like 463

Greetings from Germany,

Ge Ko

Marco Rey on August 9, 2014

Bella immagine, ottimi dettagli. Like. Saluti, Marco

coloradojak - Keep P… on August 9, 2014

Unusual & striking perspective. Like & Fave! -JAK

Georg Schreiner on October 3, 2014

Wonderful shot, great perspective. F101+L466 - Best greetings - Georg

Красиво! F+L C наилучшими пожеланиями из Карелии, Fen

►③Hnos GP Brothers③◄… on November 18, 2014


TO SAVE PANORAMIO! We need 20 signatures! UNESCO PETITION, sign and spread, please!

GerdaM. on November 28, 2014

Excellent shot and great perspective! Like&Fav!

Friendly greetings ,


Nyx Ning on April 2


moatlspeed on April 5

Amazing architecture and colours Nick! L+F, greetings from Bavaria, Martin

Jörg R. on April 5

Klasse Blickwinkel !

Zurück für YS !

Beste Grüße , Jörg

Cornleo on April 8

Very impressive picture, LIKE + F, greetings Agathe

Jaroslav Kuhtreiber on April 23

Výborný záber LIKE + FAV.

Zdravím Jaro

Far lang on April 27

Excellent image. FAV+LIKE. Greetings, Heinz.

Paolo Savigni on May 7

Nice details and point of view.
Best wishes, Paolo

Gaetan Martineau on June 7

Excellente prise du plafond. Bon dimanche.

Antonio Aroca on June 30

Espectacular vista de los propileos, buen trabajo. L478+F110, saludos cordiales, amigo.

SD34 on July 16

Beautiful pillars and ceiling decoration.

Very fine captured. ☆☆Favorite+!☆☆

Best wishes from JPN,SD34

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on March 22, 2012
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    by Νίκος Γεωργακόπουλος
    • Camera: Canon EOS 450D
    • Taken on 2010/04/04 12:50:29
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash