October 30, 2010

Melbourne Cup Carnival (Australia)

Horse © Evelyn Howard 2010

The Melbourne Cup Carnival is a annual horse racing event. It’s more than that actually… it’s also a social event of partying and drinking at the races.

Hats for Melbourne Cup © Evelyn Howard 2010

Feminine and pretty hats were selling like hot cakes last week when I was in the city…

Waiting for tram © Evelyn Howard 2010 I have never been to the races. But this morning, I spotted a number of people dressed up for the races. I spotted 2 girls waiting for the tram with frills on their hair (sorry, not a great photo). I love seeing the hats and the frills.

It is forecast to be a wet weekend, so men and ladies with special tickets under a roof will stay dry. It won’t be so comfortable for the others….

It’s also interesting to watch people after the races. Like previous years, I expect to see a few drunken and bedraggled men and women, and women with sore legs and feet walking home with high heels in their hands.

 

Happy Weekend to you.

6 comments:

Sadami said...

Dear Evelyn,
Thank you for beautiful photos. Indeed, it's the social event that impacts on Sydneysiders....
Cheers, Sadami
PS
I must hospitalize Ms Computer next Monday.

Evelyn said...

@Sadami:
Thanks Sadami. Oh dear, it doesn't sound that your computer is doing well. Hope it's an easy fix.

Jenn said...

Those hats are lovely on the 2nd picture!

diane said...

I could just give that lovely muzzle a pat. I would much rather watch the race on TV than to have to get dressed up.

Kaori said...

Horse racing here is very different...I like yours better! Very My-fair-lady-ish :D

origa-me said...

Evelyn those frilly things on the girl's heads are called 'Fascinators'
;)

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