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Ascot @ Waterloo

By london_alice Last edited 96 months ago
Ascot @ Waterloo
Waterloo.  Saturday 20 June 2009.  11am.  Ten billion people.
Waterloo. Saturday 20 June 2009. 11am. Ten billion people.
Ascot's not just for the young!
Ascot's not just for the young!
Self service and black flowers
Self service and black flowers
White hat, feathery number and top hat, all together.
White hat, feathery number and top hat, all together.
We like the colour coordination here!
We like the colour coordination here!
Now, this is a statement hat.
Now, this is a statement hat.
Pink flowers and Paperchase.
Pink flowers and Paperchase.
No entry, black and white, and black and red.
No entry, black and white, and black and red.
Top hats and tickets.
Top hats and tickets.
Dramatic black flowers amid the fast food.
Dramatic black flowers amid the fast food.

When we headed to Waterloo this morning, we estimated a quick ticket buying experience, and then a speedy train to sunny Guildford.

What we didn't realise was that this is Royal Ascot weekend. And, when we got to Waterloo at 11 this morning, we joined about 40,000 people trying to buy tickets to Ascot.

The 40 minute wait to buy tickets wasn't fun, but we very much enjoyed how all the pretty dresses, morning suits, top hats and, of course, gorgeous hats classed up Waterloo. We'd be pleased if it looked like that all the time. Here are a few of the thousands of lovely people who made Waterloo so very crowded this morning.

We think they look delightful!

Last Updated 20 June 2009

SallyB

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