Saturday, April 17, 2010

Trip to Madame Trussauds

Over Spring Break, the kids and I drove into DC to see the famous Madame Trussauds museum of wax figures. Heh, and what a trip it was. I'd seen photos of the wax figures before, but this was the first time I'd seen them in person. While some of them were notably wax, others were remarkably life-like--especially the figures of Morgan Freeman and Julia Roberts (below):


Heh, when we got to the guy below, my 11-year-old daughter looked up and asked, "Who's that?"

But when we got to the guy below, her eyes widened and she immediately recognized him, exclaiming, "Hey, Mom! That's the guy from all those movies you like so much!" Heh. She's right.

In case you are wondering, Trussauds wasn't all movie stars. It also displayed figures of presidents, historical figures and media personalities. Lincoln was sitting in the famous theater booth (with an empty chair beside him for you to sit in), Rosa Parks sat in a chair next to an empty bus bench that invited you to sit where she once did, and the Kennedys, Bushes and Obamas welcomed you with big smiles. While we were cautioned against touching the hair of the figures or bumping them, we were definitely encouraged to touch and take pictures with them. (For what it's worth, I have a picture of me holding George Clooney's hand, heh.)

All in all, a fun way to spend the morning.
(Images: Mine)

2 comments:

Ken Brown said...

That's eerie, especially the Tom Cruise one...

P.S. the captcha code on this comment is "manclasy," which seems oddly appropriate.

Carmen Andres said...

it's almost creepy, isn't it?!

manclasy, heh.