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A walk in Athens - Academy of Athens ("architecture trilogy" Academy - University - National Library)

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The megaron of the Academy of Athens is one of the parties to the "architecture trilogy," Museum (National Library) - University - Academy, designed in 1859 by Danish architect Theophilus Hansen (1813-1891), youngest brother of the architect Christian Hansen University . It is considered the most important work of Hansen, and one of the finest neoclassical buildings in the world. Inspired by the architect was the classical architecture of the Athenian fifth century, as portrayed in the monuments of the Acropolis. In particular Hansen took the Ionic elements that dominate the structure of the Academy of Erechtheiou masterpiece. In the sculptural and pictorial decoration of the palace summarized all the ancient Greek tradition, and both expressed the characteristics of the present and visions of Hellenism of the time. The execution of architectural projects Hansen was assigned to the to a student of architect Ernst Ziller (1837-1923). The pediment sculptures are the work of Leonidas Drosis. The Academy was built with generous donation by Simon Sina, work began in 1859 and 20 March 1887, the Ernst Ziller, as a representative of the heirs of Simon Sina, handed to the then Prime Minister Xarilaos Trikoupis

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Comments (60)

Stelios Drouganis on January 28, 2013

Beautiful photo,excellent framing.L48+F14.Xairetismous apo Chicago,Stelios

Cumizebica on January 30, 2013

Very good picture and beautiful view ! L + F !

Best wishes


Dr.Azzouqa on January 30, 2013

Excellent composition.


Best wishes from Jordan.


Holly@Mona on February 6, 2013

Very beautiful photo. LIKE & FAV
Best wishes from Germany, Holger

andrew brown on February 9, 2013

Very well framed and well balanced composition!
Excellent shot!
Best wishes, András

Piotr Wojdyła on February 12, 2013

Beautiful picture, nice architecture Like!!! 53



Francesco Viti on February 16, 2013

Wonderful place and nice colour! LIKE Greetings,Francesco

Pantelis Stogias on February 27, 2013

Καταπληκτική σύνθεση και εικόνα. Α+Α, φιλικούς χαιρετισμούς Παντελής.

Carlos Amorim on June 4, 2013

Belíssima imagem . Lindo enquadramento! LK 56.

liem ailie on June 11, 2013

Stunning capture and great shapshot & good composition on colour

very interesting

YS:16 + LIKE:57

congratulation and have a nice day for you Thanasis Germanos

best regards from tiffany Liem

Rosana Biscaia on June 30, 2013

Bonita composição!

dule_pandzic on July 1, 2013

F & L

Greetings, Dule

frieda42 on July 16, 2013

Beautiful architecture, great composition!


Greetings from germany,


Andrey Mishchenko on July 17, 2013

LIKE 61!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

markbla on July 20, 2013

Greece is a fascinating country and the cradle of civilization. Greetings from Poland.

Paulo Bovo on August 9, 2013

Que bela e importante captura, lindas cores...LK&FV!

Saudações do Brasil


Erhart Orty on August 26, 2013

Very nice shot! like

Best regards, Erhart

Anand Singh on September 25, 2013

Beautiful picture, L&F! Best regards, Anand

GáborBence on October 27, 2013

This is "godlike" picture! :D

Lorenzo Parisi on October 29, 2013

Complimenti. LK 66. Saluti. Lorenzo

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  • Uploaded on July 16, 2012
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    by Thanasis Germanos
    • Camera: NORITSU KOKI QSS-32_33