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Academy of Athens

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 (494)

Valentine Verchenko on December 14, 2015

Very nice architecture!

Ys 118. Regards. Valentin

B. Pappas on January 11, 2016

Μια ξεχωριστή άποψη, Ωραία φωτογραφία!

Αρέσει 486


Αγαπημένη 119!

danimero on March 22, 2016

Different point of view. Well done!!


Best wishes, Daniel

Waldemar Kołba on March 29, 2016

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

Karl Eggenmüller on April 8, 2016

Γειά σου αγαπητέ φίλε Νίκος,

ένα πανέμορφο ιστορικός τόπος!

YS 120

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


TEODOR VIOREL CIOBOT… on April 14, 2016

121/490,EXCELLENT,friendly greetings,TEDDY

Mojzer László on April 15, 2016

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

Kamalakar Anthati on April 25

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

Erol Barutçugil on May 6

Fine detailed composition, very good point of view, perfect perspective. Fav+Like. Greetings.Erol

Отличный снимок ! > LK < Спасибо за визит ! Желаю удачи. Александр.

Nabin Basnet on May 21

beautiful picture and well captured. LIKE/FAV and greetings,Nabin

Hans_Pano Yes ! on May 26

Well presented including context, dear friend Nikolas !!L&F!! Best regards, Hans

ほなみよしえ on July 14

Wonderful view! dear,NIKOLAS.

Excellent visual representation as by photography.

Have a nice day.

Best wishes from JPN,SD34

great you raised your camera, dear nikos! :-), l, f, marc.

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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