Thursday, May 16, 2013

The Hats of London

Thanks to Gary's comment the other day, I am featuring hats today!  I saw a lot of hats in addition to the darling little Madeline school children.

Historical hats in the Tower of London...

And on real people too!

Everyone should have a tiara.  (Notice that the queen is looking right at me!)

The bobbies look quite sharp.

Bowlers were popular with the men.

And the women's hats were fascinating.

You could even rent a fascinator, if you desired.


Jen on the Edge said...

Love the hats.

When we were there last time, we were at Windsor on the day of an investiture ceremony. The hats were incredible!

cookingwithgas said...

American's really lose the battle when it comes to hats.
Those ones in Loundon are fabulous.

Anonymous said...

Bowlers in vogue? I had no idea---How wonderful!
I agree...we lose the battle...stuck in the starting gate on this one.
Love your hat pictures!

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

You really did see The Queen! SQUEEEE!!

Those are fabulous hats, every single one of them. Great pics!

Janet said...

The Queen! Renting a fascinator would be pretty cool...

love the hat in the second to last photo...but that one that looks like a headband with a long feather attached? I'd keep thinking it was a bug flying around my head LOL!

shrink on the couch said...

Quite a tradition we Americans have all but nearly left behind and I'm pretty much glad of it. But would be fun to be out hat sighting. I love seeing the uniformed hats. To wonder which of those uniforms Queen Eliz I gazed upon!