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The Academy of Athens (Greek: ???? ??) is Greece’s national academy, and the highest research establishment in the country. It was established in 1926, and operates under the supervision of the Ministry of Education. The Academy’s main building is one of the major landmarks of Athens.
The main building of the Academy is a neoclassical designed one 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.
On 20 March 1887, the building of the “Sinaean Academy”, as it was called, was delivered by Ziller to the Greek Prime Minister, Charilaos Trikoupis. In the absence of a national Academy, the building was used for housing the Numismatic Museum in 1890, and in 1914 the Byzantine Museum and the State Archives. Finally, on 24 March 1926, the building was handed over to the newly-established Academy of Athens.
Academy of Athens, Greece, Europe

Nikon D700, Nikkor 24-85 mm at 24 mm, 1/1000 sec at f/ 11, ISO 400
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  • Vicki Spindler (VHS Photography)
    Vicki Spindler...12 months ago

    WOW a stunning shot!!! This building always looks grand and you’ve captured the light beautifully!!! :))))))))))))

  • It is believed that is one of the best neoclassical designed buildings in the world Vicki, many thanks for your comment!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Tammera
    Tammera12 months ago

  • Many thanks for the feature Tammera!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • PhotosByG
    PhotosByG12 months ago

  • Many thanks for the feature Graham!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...12 months ago

    Many thanks to the Greece and all things Hellenic group for the feature!

  • cieloverde
    cieloverde12 months ago

    Buena captura de este monumento histórico !

  • Thanks a lot Cieloverde!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Sharon Brown
    Sharon Brown10 months ago

    Well done

    November 2013

  • Thank you very much for the feature Polly!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

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