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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 (478)

Nicola Morandi on May 13, 2014

Splendida vista del colonnato! Tanti Saluti dal Trentino, Nicola M.Like+Fav

Lud Mila on May 27, 2014

Remarkable & interesting shot.

Like!

Best wishies, LudMila

miru3po on July 9, 2014

圧倒的な威容が素晴らしい写真ですね。F+L

心より感謝を込めて。

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!

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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

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GerdaM. on November 28

Excellent shot and great perspective! Like&Fav!

Friendly greetings ,

Gerda.

Nyx Ning on April 2

美丽的摄影.喜欢+收藏。105

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 13 days ago

Výborný záber LIKE + FAV.

Zdravím Jaro

Far lang 9 days ago

Excellent image. FAV+LIKE. Greetings, Heinz.

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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

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