Join Early Retirement Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Madame tussauds wax musuem -pics
Old 01-24-2010, 07:01 AM   #1
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 4,933
Madame tussauds wax musuem -pics

went to the wax musuem on 42nd st at times square yesterday.. its amazing how real some of the staues look. there are many discount coupons avail on line so check before you go or its around 35 bucks a ticket.
nikon d300 and sb900 and d80 with sb800 were used.. cameras were manual at f4.5 and 1/80th with flashes pointed straight up to the ceiling with the little bounce card pulled out allowing some light forward. spot metering was used.













mathjak107 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 01-24-2010, 07:02 AM   #2
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 4,933
a few more


mathjak107 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2010, 07:44 AM   #3
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Leonidas's Avatar
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Where the stars at night are big and bright
Posts: 2,847
The Wax Museum is a fun place for pictures. Here's youngest son playing Secret Service dude for the Kennedys three years ago at the Los Vegas location:
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_0089.jpg (483.6 KB, 2 views)
There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is having lots to do and not doing it. - Andrew Jackson
Leonidas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2010, 07:50 AM   #4
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Pittsburgh, PA suburbs
Posts: 1,768
Amazing photos and most of them look almost exactly like the in-the-flesh inspiration. I didn't know there was a Mme Tussaud's in either NYC or LV. I have been to one before, in London in 2000.
WhoDaresWins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2010, 09:09 AM   #5
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Ed_The_Gypsy's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: the City of Subdued Excitement
Posts: 5,247
Their artists are getting much better, but a few of the celebs still look a little off. Woody Allen is a little off and JFK looks more like Jimmy Carter. Satchmo and Oprah are bang-on, though. Could barely recognize The Bruce. The headband gave it away.
my bumpersticker:
"I am not in a hurry.
I am retired.
And I don't care how big your truck is."
Ed_The_Gypsy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2010, 11:01 AM   #6
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 3,323
At London's Tussaud's I had a photo taken with my arm around Einstein and another photo with the Dali Lahma. Both are so realistic looking that people actually think they're real..ha!
As usual, some of more spot on than others; however, always a blast to look at Tussaud's sculptures. I love them! You wander around their museums and just look with your eyes wide and mouth open...very cool. So worth the entrance fee to see.

They had a special awhile ago on how these wax figures are made on tv. Very exacting, and the people they are copying have to spend an entire day standing, so they can measure how far it is from one point to another on their face and body. Glad I'm not famous.
Please consider adopting a rescue animal. So very many need a furr-ever home and someone to love them! And if we all spay/neuter our pets there won't be an overpopulation to put to death.
Orchidflower is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2010, 11:03 AM   #7
Moderator Emeritus
CuppaJoe's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: At The Cafe
Posts: 6,869
I never pay the tariff for the local wax museum, a couple of blocks from the free chocolate, just beyond the free maritime museum, but enjoy the freebies they put out front, a revolving display, changed frequently, of three current celebrities and a prisoner in black and white stripes escaping up a rope. While traveling I do spring for the entry fees, they never disappoint, especially liked the one in Madrid, and would never pass up the one in London.

I've been going to movies to get through this rainy cold season; that's a good idea, Mathjak, to get out but be indoors. There's a geocache near there I haven't found yet; try try again.

CuppaJoe is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
boat pics mathjak107 Other topics 3 09-19-2009 08:07 AM
Pics from scranton pa mathjak107 Other topics 6 09-15-2009 01:28 PM
Pics of the little town we are going to mathjak107 Other topics 22 08-28-2009 07:50 PM
A few pics from hawley pa mathjak107 Other topics 4 01-31-2009 06:20 PM
Pics from the pond mathjak107 Other topics 4 10-27-2008 09:11 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:32 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.