The Old Royal Palace is the former royal palace in Athens, Greece. The palace lies at the Syntagma square and houses the Hellenic Parliament.
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The palace was designed by Friedrich von Gärtner for king Otto of Greece and was completed in 1843. As it originally served as palace for the Greek monarchs, it is sometimes still referred to as the "Old Palace" (Greek: Παλαιά Ανάκτορα). After suffering fire damage in 1909, it entered a long period of renovation. The king and royal family moved to what was from 1897 until then the Crown Prince's Palace, from then on known as the "New Palace" while some royals continued to reside in the "Old Palace" until 1924, when a referendum abolished the monarchy. The building was then used for many different purposes — functioning as a makeshift hospital, a museum, et al. — until November 1929, when government decided that the building would permanently house Parliament. After more extensive renovations, the Senate convened in the "Old Palace" (Παλαιά Ανάκτορα) on 2 August 1934, followed by the Fifth National Assembly on 1 July 1935. Although the monarchy was restored that same year, the building has housed Parliament ever since.
I put a lot of effort in this MOC and I think I finally managed to make a decent representation. The model is 28 studs wide and has many details including the four diffent gates (one in every side of the building), the entrance with the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Evzones' ( Presidential Guard) outposts and many more.
So, I will probably add more and better photos later. Until then...
The real building:
Old Royal Palace (now Greek Parliament) - The real building by ted.nick, on Flickr
Old Royal Palace (now Greek Parliament)
Old Royal Palace (now Greek Parliament) - Pic2
Old Royal Palace (now Greek Parliament) - Pic3
Old Royal Palace (now Greek Parliament) - Pic4 by ted.nick, on Flickr
Any thoughts? It is my first microscale MOC!
Edited by Theo, 10 April 2012 - 02:27 PM.