The Academy and Goddess Athena

Monday 6 December 2010

The Academy of Athens is a part of the so-called "Neoclassical Trilogy" of Athens. It was built between 1859 - 1885 by the Danish architect Theophile Hansen. Later, in 1861 another famous architect, Ziller, took over. The building's emblem is the statue of Athena on a high Ionic column.

2 σχόλια:

  1. Such a strong, grand photo of a wonderful Greek landmark! Lovely Greek flag on top against the blue sky!

  2. I love the fresco of Zeus. You did a great job capturing its detail. What a beautiful building.