Ernst Ziller

The German architect Ernst Ziller (1837-1923) is noted for designing over 500 buildings in Athens, Piraeus and elsewhere in Greece. He first came to Greece in 1859 to assist the Danish architect Theophilos Hansen on the Academy of Athens building project financed by Baron Sinas. As with others from northern Europe he quickly fell under the aura of “Classical Greece”. In the course of his long career in Greece from 1869 onward his buildings were the catalyst for the formation of the “Neoclassical Style” in later 19th- and earlier 20th-century Greek architecture.

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66-24B-033: Belevi mausoleum, partly finished Corinthian capital

Belevi mausoleum, partly finished Corinthian capital (Professor Fred Winter, 1966)

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Movie poster

The now famous “Canadian Movie Night” of the Athens Friends’ Association of CIG will take place on Wednesday, December 9th at 19:30 in the Library of the Institute. As in the past the Canadian Embassy has assisted us in obtaining the 2013 Canadian film “The Grand Seduction” directed by Don McKellar. This film was shown last September at the Athens International Film Festival.

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