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Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Madam Tussaud and Super Heros

Madam Tussuad's life was rich and fascinating, let alone the legacy she has left behind. Learning her craft from the age of 17, art tutor to Louis XIV's sister at Versailles and making death masks of murdered aristocrats during the revolution.
She came to London in the early 19th century as part of a travelling exhibition and rogue show. Our first sensationalist newspaper? In 1835 her exhibition found a permanent home at its current site in Baker Street.
My visit last weekend to the preview of the Marvel Super Hero's 4D experience was the first time I had entered the doors of this establishment. The wax models of the celebrities, politicians and other famous people was as I expected.
The rest of the experience was not. The TV studio, the chamber of horrors (not for the feint hearted) the taxi ride through centuries of London's history.
Then hall of hero's for inactive super hero action. The gallery, the super hero test area and the command centre.
But the 4D movie experience was simply WOW! You are part of the action. A 3D movie with the added extra-sensory 4th dimension. You feel the action from water and smoke to tremors beneath your feet. This is better than any virtual ride I have experienced anywhere in the world. Way cool. GO!

16 comments:

A Daft Scots Lass said...

Spiderman Rocks!

B SQUARED said...

I'm adding it to my bucket list.

Anna said...

Oh my. My middle born would be in heaven!!! Another reason to entice them to want to go to London with me someday.

Kaori said...

I haven't seen a 3D movie yet, let alone experience 4D! I feel left behind...haha.

Luis Gomez said...

Great post. Makes me want to go!

Emm said...

I lvoe the chamber of horrors but have certainly come to prefer the London Dungeon in later years.

Giuseppe Marroni said...

I love that place!! Good post!!

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Rolf said...

Oops,

Louis IV (10 September 920 – 30 September 954),

But nevertheless this post is very great

William K Wallace said...

The 4D movie sure was amazing...and those chocolate covered strawberries and marshmallows were just too good..!

Mo said...

Rolf
Oops fixed now

Per Stromsjo said...

I'm with Kaori. You're at least one dimension ahead of us now!

/t. said...

the 4th dimension
is at madam tussad's in london?!?

far out!

(someone should tell those scientists in switzerland (lhc) they're wasting their time)

× × ×

/t.

Mike said...

Mo love the Spiderman shot. Haven't been to MT for a long time though sounds like they have added a lot.

T. Becque said...

Cool shot! Wish we would have hit that when we were there last.

In reference to your question, I think the actual people (of the bodies) themselves and/or relatives were to give permission for their use in the show.

Sharon said...

I've been before but haven't seen half of what you just listed and this new 4D sounds amazing. I'm putting it back on my list!

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