Birds, Leps, Observations & Generalities - the images and ramblings of Mark Skevington. Sometimes.

Monday, 16 April 2012

Wax Works

During our grand day out in Landan last week, we visited the world famous original wax works of Madame Tussauds. The family enjoyed it, I endured it. Don't get me wrong; the models etc were good to see in the main (some very lifelike, some a bit crap to be honest) but what really pissed me off was the ridiculous mass of people crammed in - I would rather have been turned away than being hurded and harried all of the way around. Seeing as we used our Merlin passes we didn't need to queue or pay to go in, so I can't really complain.

Anyway, amongst the plethora of film stars, pop stars, sports stars, cultural figures, world leaders, Royal parasites and other famous people, were some very good figures of actors in their recent or famous roles - like:

Hugh Jackman - Wolverine

Samuel L Jackson - Nick Fury

 Johnny Depp - Captain Jack Sparrow

I also hadn't realised that all of the figures are out in the walkways and accessible for photos and interaction ...

 Jonah Lomu blocks Josh

Chezza and Alex

Most of the figures are in themed areas, and in one area I could only surmise that the theme was 'Current and Historical Bastards'. Perhaps it's just me, but no word of a lie the following two are on opposite sides of the room but facing each other and apparently gesturing to each other in a knowing way ....

'I know your past Ratzinger, you served the Hitler Youth with pride'

'Oh, hello Mein Fuhrer - not here you fool, people are listening'

Past and present political fuckwits .....

A shoddy unlifelike representation - though still more lively than I would prefer to see.



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1 comment:

Bennyboymothman said...

I love it!