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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 (493)

Đoka Ćutak on August 29, 2015

Super kadar. F/L. Pozdrav iz Srbije, Đorđe

Ramil Rzayev on September 4, 2015

Excellent shot! LK+FV! Greetings from Baku, Ramil!

Jessie Kotini on October 1, 2015

Υπέροχη φωτογραφία και λεπτομέρεια! Α+Α. Χαιρετισμούς, Τζέση

Haggs on October 6, 2015

Very nicely viewed great details and colouring Like + F

ROSTAMDALILA on October 19, 2015

Super snímek z neobvyklého úhlu! Moc se povedlo!

Mnoho srdečných pozdravů z Potštejn zasílá Jarda!

Přidávám favorit!-<117>

Valentine Verchenko on December 14

Very nice architecture!

Ys 118. Regards. Valentin

B. Pappas on January 11

Μια ξεχωριστή άποψη, Ωραία φωτογραφία!

Αρέσει 486

και

Αγαπημένη 119!

danimero on March 22

Different point of view. Well done!!

Like

Best wishes, Daniel

kolbaw2014@gmail.com on March 29

Doskonałe ujęcie ładne pokazane detale YSL-119/489 pozdrawiam serdecznie Waldemar

Karl Eggenmüller on April 8

Γειά σου αγαπητέ φίλε Νίκος,

ένα πανέμορφο ιστορικός τόπος!

YS 120

Τις καλύτερες ευχές από τη Γερμανία και σας εύχομαι ένα ωραίο βράδυ,

Karl

121/490,EXCELLENT,friendly greetings,TEDDY

Mojzer László 13 days ago

Hello dear friend Nikos! Beautiful photo, good shot! Greetings: Laci L+F

Kamalakar Anthati 3 days ago

Beautiful View,Excellent shot,
LIKE 491,
Greetings From India,Kamalakar.
Keep Panoramio ALIVE.

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  • 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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