Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Apollo and Academy

This is Apollo the guitar-player, a statue on the front of Athens Academy, one of the most beautiful neoclassical builidings in the world.
The Academy was completed in 1881 from Teofilo Hansen's architectural designs, executed by Ernst Ziller. It's the most heavily decorated such building in Athens.
Academy of Athens

3 comments:

Kris said...

the result of those details are magnificient! its amazing the craftmanship in those ages

Jane said...

Interesting. Whats that hill behind Apollo's statue?

Ovelikios said...

It´s the Lycabettus hill.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lycabettus