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The Academy of Athens (Greek: Ακαδημία Αθηνών) 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 main building of the Academy is a neoclassical building between Panepistimiou Street and Akadimias Street and is one of the major landmarks 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. Built between 1859-1863 and 1868-1885 and finished in 1887 by Ernst Ziller.

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Single RAW image Tonemapped in Photomatix Pro.

Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Digital Rebel XSi in the USA)
Sigma 18-200mm lens
Exif data from the JPG
F-stop f/5
ISO 160
Focal length 40 mm

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Featured in : Unique Buildings Of The World : 21 Oct 09

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  • Adri  Padmos
    Adri Padmosover 4 years ago

    Wonderful picture of this amazing architecture, Tom!
    Greece must beautiful; I was not there……

  • Thank you Adri, it is a beautiful city …

    – Tom Gomez

  • hilarydougill
    hilarydougillover 4 years ago

    gorgeous Tom, wonderful atmospheric shot, gorgeous architecture and wonderful place. hugsxxx

  • Thank you so much dear Hilary, always so nice to have you visit …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Brenda Dow
    Brenda Dowover 4 years ago

    It is wonderful viewed larger Tom!!!! such beautiful architecture in your world!!!
    A balanced and “golden” image!!! Thank you!!!

  • Thank you so much dear Brenda. I love Greece …

    – Tom Gomez

  • LeeMartinImages
    LeeMartinImagesover 4 years ago

    The splash of dark blue from the flag set this picture off just perfectly Tom, couldnt get more Greek if you tried, well done

  • Thank you so much Lee …

    – Tom Gomez

  • RedHillDigital
    RedHillDigitalover 4 years ago

    Beautiful building, well captured Tom.

  • Thank you so much Howard …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Xandru
    Xandruover 4 years ago

    A brilliant shot illustrating so well this splendid architecture. Well done Tom!

  • Thank you kindly Xandru …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganover 4 years ago

    Great shot Tom

  • Thank you so much Tina

    – Tom Gomez

  • Barry Norton
    Barry Nortonover 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture Tom, lovely colour

  • Thank you so much Barry …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Tim Denny
    Tim Dennyover 4 years ago

    Nice Tom, Very warm looking

  • Thank you Tim …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragherover 4 years ago

    great shot

  • Thank you Sean …

    – Tom Gomez

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