PICTURE(S) OF THE DAY

POETRY IN MOTION. A crowd watches the Lipizzan ballet at the Imperial Palace in Vienna on June 25, 2009. For 430 years, the Spanish Riding School in Vienna has practiced and continues to cultivate classical equitation in the Renaissance tradition.

The hall was outfitted by baroque architect Joseph Emanuel Fischer von Erlach between 1729 and 1735. It was originally built to provide aristocratic youths with the opportunity to take riding instruction.

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