Athens. Greece. View of the National Library building, designed by Theophil Hansen and constructed between 1887-91. The library has a Pentelic marble monumental and stately six columns portico in Doric style which is approached by curving double stairway. The statue in the foreground is of P. Vallianos who financed the building. The library hoses over half million books including richly illuminated manuscripts from the 10 and 11th centuries. The library is part of the trilogy of buildings designed in Athens by the Danish architects, brothers Hans Christian and Theophil Hansen.
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