Wednesday, November 07, 2007
Melbourne Cup Parties, hats and fascinators, Cup sweeps and betting yesterday.
Many different circumstances in the past come to my mind in which the Cup was the focus. Imagine Aussie gatherings all round the world for the race and to touch home base again.
Amazingly, at Newcastle racecourse, camel races took the place of horse races due to equine influenza.
The sign, Coke Oven, above the poker machines is playing with the imagery of this post-industrial suburb.