Athens. Greece. View of the Academy of Athens, designed by Theophil Hansen and built between 1859-1887. The Academy, Greece’s most esteemed institution of learning, has a Pentelic marble Ionic classical Propylaia and the figures of Apollo and Athena stand on tall pillars on either side of the entrance. The steps leading to the entrance have the seated figures of Plato and Socrates. The sculptured figures and pediments were the work of Greek Leonidas Drosis. The Academy is part of the trilogy of buildings designed in Athens by the Danish architects, brothers Hans Christian and Theophil Hansen.
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