After never paying attention to ads for Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in different places like London, San Francisco, and New York, I never thought I'd finally go into one.
But C's recent wax museum experience in school made it interesting enough for us to visit.
The wax museum in Sydney starts off with important figures in the history of Australia, so it's educational--if you bother to read all the text displayed near the figures. I was more interested to stand beside the life-like statues and feel how imposing these famous people really are.
The figures seem accurate and true to life because many of the personalities have "sat" for the Madame Tussaud museum--at least most of the celebrities. The others, whom I can't imagine going for a "sitting", are extensively researched instead through photographs and video clips.
As expected, C enjoyed herself in the musician's area the most, posing and pretending.
Most of figures on display people are from this century and recent celebrities, so the girls recognized most of them.
There are political figures like Obama, the queen, then musicians like Justin Bieber, Michael Jackson, sports celebrities, and then movie and TV personalities. It's a good thing too that I introduced them to E.T. a few years back and made them watch the DVD.
There were some whom they didn't know at all, and neither did I--but it didn't matter because C had a grand time posing with almost all the figures whether she knew them or not.
I scrutinized Nicole Kidman and Elle McPherson. These women are fabulously tall and svelte--and they were not even photo shopped!
Angelina Jolie though is just as tall as I am (if I'm in heels like she is here).
G didn't really want her photo taken and went ahead exploring the place independently. C on the other hand wanted her photo taken with almost all the figures so she made sure I was following her like paparazzi.
In school recently, her grade had a wax museum project. She had to choose a figure from history, research that person's life, then make a presentation as if she were a figure in a wax museum.
Can you guess who she was?
"Let them eat cake!" (My obsession for all things French must be rubbing off on her!)
Here below are some of her classmates as Benjamin Franklin, Michael Jackson and Leonardo
Back to the non-living figures in the wax museum--I never thought Madame Tussaud was also once a real person! There's a part in the museum that chronicles the history of Madame Tussaud. There's a section that also describes how an image is created.
As a special treat, they both got an Oscar souvenir from their Tita Anna!
It was an appropriate ending to a star-studded afternoon.