A gymnasium: is a type of school providing secondary education in some parts of Europe, comparable to English grammar schools or sixth form colleges and U.S. college preparatory high schools. The word γυμνάσιον (gymnasion) was used in Ancient Greece, meaning a locality for both physical and intellectual education of young men . The latter meaning of a place of intellectual education persisted in German and other languages, whereas in English the meaning of a place for physical education was retained, more familiarly in the shortened form gym. The gymnasium prepares pupils to enter a university for advanced academic study....etc..
The gymnasium was formed as a public institution where young men over 18 received training in physical exercises. The supervision of the gymnasiums was entrusted to gymnasiarchs, who were public officials responsible for the conduct of sports and games at public festivals and who directed the schools and supervised the competitors. The gymnastai were the teachers, coaches, and trainers of the athletes. The Greek gymnasiums also held lectures and discussions on philosophy, literature, and music, and public libraries were nearby...etc http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gymnasium_%28ancient_Greece%29
* Gymnasium is the school of my town Almyros in which I studied during my childhood now houses the Municipal Music School
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mesutilgim (95244) 2011-11-02 0:49
Perfect October sun makes this capture nice.
Cloudy sky is a perfect background for this nice building with the typical elements of the greek architecture.
Good and usefull notes.
TFS and best regards
macjake (67706) 2011-11-02 6:24
the overcast clouds and sky make for a powerful statement.
and the pale blue or white facade of the building compliment the color scheme of the photo.
very attractive views.
enjoy your day
COSTANTINO (65178) 2011-11-02 10:22
Γεια σου Γιωργο,
Μια πολυ ομορφη φωτο με μεγαλη συναισθηματικη αξια για μενα μια και ειμαι και εγω ενας απο τους μαθητες του γυμνασιου,
Θα την κανω αγαπημενη μου γιατι ειναι ενα κοματι απο την ζωη μου.
Σε ευχαριστω και καλο βραδυ,
bema (26425) 2011-11-02 10:48
Geia sou, Georgios,
seems the comment panel is the only thing which works today a t TE, uploading is not functionally here in Germany..
nice capture, and a fine building under an mpressive sky above!
thnaks for sharing, filika Bernd
Bluejeans (64251) 2011-11-02 11:55
Bonito este velho ginásio tem uns bons detalhes de arquitectura , gostei muito do céu tem umas belas nuvens , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
jemaflor (97169) 2011-11-02 13:38
Well presented, good fg, interesting effect with contrast between the light and the cloudy sky, tfs.
dta (77956) 2011-11-02 13:47
Hello Giorgios ,
An interesting house , well exposed , with superb clouds as an excellent backdrop . The centering could have worked well , too .
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2011-11-02 13:53
A nice looking gymnasium under the gray sky. Like the white washed building with brown trimmings over the windows. Like the stone and brick path leading to the entrance.
danos (97765) 2011-11-02 14:30
Γιώργο γεια σου,
εντυπωσιακό και καλοδιατηρημένο το Γυμνάσιο του Αλμυρού,που η απουσία των γνωστών και μη εξαιρετέων graffiti, το κάνουν ακόμα πιό εντυπωσιακό.Κτισμένο όπως βλέπω με την Πηλιορίτικη αρχιτεκτονική παράδοση, πρέπει να είναι το στολίδι της πόλης.
paololg (31448) 2011-11-02 14:59
Ciao dear Georgios,
it is always nice to see our old school, a good opportunity to remember our youth studies. :-) Excellent photographic composition, characterized by a perfect sharpness and a pleasantly dramatic sky. Excellent work, dear friend, congratulations!
Ciao, have a nice Thursday!
lousat (91302) 2011-11-02 16:12
great pic,i like it!
baddori (20133) 2011-11-03 0:02
Una bella foto ed un ricordo nella nota a Ginnasio e Liceo tanto cari ai luoghi done ricevevano i discenti Aristotele e Platone.
Un tuffo nella fori , nella memoria nella "cultura Greca"
ashres (1055) 2011-11-03 9:24
Nice capture of the building in the low clouds. The light is managed well and the pov is intact. nice capture,
have a great time,
patdeph (35748) 2011-11-03 9:52
there is a superb luminosity,and the sky is wonderful.The path and the clouds create a great depth..Excellent.
peppe59 (14555) 2011-11-03 10:48
This very nice home, great decentralization of the main subject, the sky is fantastic.
excellent technical and quality as always.
danyy (0) 2011-11-04 2:01
un ciel impressionnant, il est bien retravaillé et son caractère renforcé. La maison astucieusement décentrée ouvre l'arrière plan vers d'autres batiments.
J'aime beaucoup les lumières.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2011-11-04 4:39
The stormy sky gives some brightness to the facade. Excellent light on this interesting architecture. I like the centring which uses the pavement. Good quality of the realization. Bravo.
Have a nice day
vasilpro (41317) 2011-11-04 4:40
Γεια σου Γεώργιε,
Εξαιρετικό φως και ατμόσφαιρα, ωραία χρώματα, πολύ όμορφο με μια ενδιαφέρουσα νεοκλασική αρχιτεκτονική Γυμνάσιο του Αρμυρού, πολύ καλά διαλεγμένη γωνιά λήψης και σύνθεση κάδρου.
Καλό Σαββατοκύριακο, Βασίλης.
madhumita_roy86 (2344) 2011-11-05 10:01
great shot.... beautiful cloudy sky....
very good colours & ambiance...
excellent sharpness & lights....
marcan44 (6307) 2011-11-05 10:12
anche da noi in Italia nella scuola classica( greco e latino) i primi due anni si chiamano ginnasio.
La cultura greca è fuori discussione per l'influenza che ha avuto nella civiltà dei popoli.
Parlando invece di foto ottimo decentramento sulla destra dell'edificio che lascia all'occhio la possibilità di andare oltre.
Cielo stupendo, eccellente post produzione.
Caro amico,ti auguro un buon weekend.
Cricri (119395) 2011-11-07 5:48
Belle architecture aux détails intéressant comme les couleurs qui ce copie sur les pavés de l'allée, belle lumière qui filtre le ciel gris, belle réalisation
shevchenko (20516) 2011-11-07 18:36
The thick cloud is just floating above the school building, fantastic view in a cloudy day, nice local architecture, tidy shot and good frame to show it, interesting composition and informative note, thanks for sharing.
Sonata11 (33795) 2012-02-13 20:03
beautiful composition of this charming place. Interesting and beautiful architecture . Stunningly beautiful photo. Colors, sharpness, clarity, pov, dof are excellent. Perfectly well done. Awesome work. My congratulation. I love it.
All the best,
- Copyright: Georgios Topas (TopGeo) (38216)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-10-05
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 400D Rebel XTi, Canon 18-55 mm EF-S
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-11-02 0:37