|One of ten life sized horses in Glenferrie Rd Hawthorn.|
Carnival Horses for the Spring Racing Carnival
Last week when I headed to Readings in Hawthorn to a book launch, I noticed there were a number of painted horses in the street. They are all painted and on wheels. Some had been stored inside and others were still out enjoying the late spring evening.
I couldn't think why - and then it dawned on me. Melbourne is horse racing crazy at this time of the year. What other city in the world has a public holiday on a horse race.
Yes, the Melbourne Cup is held every first Tuesday in November.
My Russian grandfather loved the horse races but you will not find me there. The only time I have
ever been to a horse racing track is for a craft fair. Rosehill, Canterbury and Royal Randwick in Sydney and Caulfield in Melbourne.
However, I do love the Carousel at Luna Park. Big Niece and the Boy want to go back in the Summer holidays, I will only take them if I can go on the Carousel. Sadly, when we take Year 8 at the end of year it is locked up for school days.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Giddy up horsey - Hawthorn horses
Posted by Yarn Wrap at Tuesday, October 18, 2011