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Royal Ascot, Ladies Day.

During Royal Ascot week, Thursday is Ladies Day. It's a holiday and the ladies come from all over the country, from all walks of life, all wearing outrageous hats and dressed up for a holiday at the races. The racecourse has been there since Victorian times so there is practically no space for car parking. Parking areas are set up around the town and people walk from there and from the railway station, having used the train to avoid the horrendous traffic jam at the end of the day.
See the black & white photo's also ...
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  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    13 years 4 months ago
    Feet
    nice:D
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    13 years 7 months ago
    White lace
    Very stylish, but she must be tiny......
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    13 years 7 months ago
    Style! Loads'a style!
    Love this one ......
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    13 years 7 months ago
    Floral hat
    All I can say is Gosh......I wonder if the hat is heavy?
  • ooO(PETER)Ooo Premium user Australia (Private)
    13 years 7 months ago
    Lunch on the Common
    This is the same as our Melbourne Cup day in Australia. Believe it or not our whole country stops for a horse race! One of the highlights os the hats that the ladies wear, some of them are amazing.
  • LesTension Premium user United States (Private)
    13 years 7 months ago
    Lunch on the Common
    Lots of fun to photograph. I, too, like to people watch. Especially at large airports like O'Hare and Heathrow where many cultures cross paths. If I remember your bio, don't you have an aviation background? Were you a pilot or something for British Airways? Have you ever flown into O'Hare in Chicago?
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    No, I was ground based, at Heathrow, working on the computers. Been to LA, Vegas, Miami and ski-ed in California at Mammouth & at Tahoe , but thats it.
  • LesTension Premium user United States (Private)
    13 years 7 months ago
    Tic-Tac lady
    Tic-tac? Must be a British expression. Is that what we'd call a Gofer? (someone to gofer that or gofer this)
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    'Tic-Tac' is a sign language used by the bookies to communicate with acomplices (bookies runners) so as to lay off large bets and keep track of odds being offered by other bookies.
    "Bookie" is a guy who will take your bet at slightly better odds than the official on-track betting office.(Photo No. 3 in the corner under the big green umbrella)
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    I love learning new expressions. Thanks for the translation.
  • LesTension Premium user United States (Private)
    13 years 7 months ago
    Hats? What hats?
    Good day Peter........is that a "bookie" stand in the background? English bookies have always fascinated me...although I know nothing about betting. I don't gamble. I'll spend $800 on a fly rod without wincing but CAN'T STAND losing a nickle on a bet. Isn't that strange?
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    Not strange to me, I spent 4 nights/3 days in Vegas and didn't gamble one cent. Had a wonderful time! (Was there for a wedding). Dont get me wrong, I love a friendly game of poker but thats about the only gambling I do.
    (I'm on my third marriage, so I guess life's gamble enough for me :) !!)
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    I see your point.....lol
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