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Entering someone in a building looks forward the whole placethe most of the cases.
So visiting Zappeio edifice and looking upward i saw this fascinating ceiling and with the existence of the coloums the sight,in my mind,was spectacular and the result is here,in front of your screens.
I hope you like it.

Zappeion
The Zappeion is a building in the National Gardens of Athens in the heart of Athens, Greece. It is generally used for meetings and ceremonies, both official and private.

Constructing the Zappeion
In 1869, the Greek Parliament allocated 80,000 square metres (860,000 sq ft) of public land between the Palace Gardens and the ancient Temple of Olympian Zeus, and also passed a law on 30 November 1869, "for the building works of the Olympic Games", as the Zappeion was the first building to be erected specifically for the revival of the Olympic Games in the modern world.The ancient Panathenian stadium was also refurbished as part of the works for the Olympic Games. Following some delay, on 20 January 1874, the cornerstone of the building was laid this new building would be designed by Danish architect Theophil Hansen.Finally, on 20 October 1888, the Zappeion opened. Unfortunately for its benefactor, Evangelis Zappas, he did not live long enough to see the Zappeion built, and his cousin Konstantinos Zappas was nominated by Evangelos Zappas to complete the building.The Austrian Parliament Building was also designed by Hansen and followed the same theme in the exterior.

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