36 Years Ago

36 Years Ago, Vienna 1971—A Student Journal

Day 324: Spanish Riding School, Vienna at night


Vienna 1971—A Student Journal
A year of music, study, travel, sightseeing & friends.

Day 324 — Spanish Riding School, Vienna at night
21-Jun-1972 (Mittwoch–Wed.)


Votiv Kirche at night

Great day. Mailed my packages. 4 at 120s each ($50.00). Where did it all come from?

Bought my ticket for Poland.
Went swimming in the nice pool near Kahlenburg. Cost only 8s. Good public services here in Austria.

Went to see the Spanish Riding School. Extremely impressive and beautiful, the way the horses perform. (Even though I don’t like the un-freedom principle. I feel sorry for the horses.)

Then I borrowed a tripod from Herr S. (next room) and took night pictures. Hope they come out. Nice and friendly person, Herr S.

Good day.


Preparations. Looks like I sent some packages to the U.S. in preparation for going home. Bought a ticket for my trip to Poland.

Relaxing. Some swimming. I believe this is the first time I went swimming recreationally. I should have gone some more. Why didn’t I hit the sauna every week?

Spanish Riding School. Finally, I get to see the famous Lipizzaner stallions perform with their riders. If you have never seen the Spanish Riding School, please go. It is in an indoor special-venue arena off of the Hofburg. I believe this is where the horses are also kept. Their “precision” performance and that high-stepping walk is amazing. There is a great short video posted in the links.

The Spanish Riding School at the Hofburg Palace
Spanish Riding School

In my youth, I probably wanted these horses to “run free and wild” and not be controlled by anyone. I suppose they have a pretty good lives and are well taken care of.

Vienna at night. Well, today I finally learn how I got to take some of the night pictures I have of Vienna. I’ll post a lot of them right here. Vienna is very pretty at night. I apologize for some of the exposures not being the best. The opening photo is of the Votiv Kirche at night. Enjoy.

The Burgtheater
The Burgtheater
The Parliament
The Parliament
The Staatsoper
The Staatsoper
Johann Strauss Jr.
Johann Strauss Jr
Vienna parks and Rathaus
Vienna parks and Rathaus


Spanish Riding School on YouTube
YouTube - Spanische Hofreitschule


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