The WDC Madame Tussaud’s and Edward Kennedy at Arlington National Cemetery

Next it was back to my old stomping grounds, The District of Columbia to see the Madame Tussaud’s which had opened there as well as Ted Kennedy’s grave next to his brothers Robert and Jack.  But before I got down there traveling South on 1-95 the New Jersey Turnpike I decided to turn off and in for the night.  Staying at the Quality Inn in Carney’s Point which is a sprawling old motel here parked was the being trucked around discover the disorder attraction tasking you into the heart of COPD, “The Journey to the Center of the Lung”.   Visualization is an important part of any process and I wished I could of as I from asthma right inot the border of COPD loved to have stayed and taken the ride but alas!@ it was off top Madame Tussaud’s in downtown DC to check it off the list of attractions which this blogger has not seen.

The figures were a mix of Presidents, other political figures and other sports and entertainment giants , as expected (top heavy onthe Prez bunch).  For likenesses the Ronald Reagan was a du (too tyoung too comical once its off its off to expensive to try again ) but , the George W. Bush was right on.  barack and Michelle who must have  been somewhat new were poised and seen comfortable with each other as well as their guests.

Moving over Madonna sucked as she sat on a purple couch in a black suit in a semi obscene pose Johnny Depp was a good like ness but look disheveld and with a hangover.  Biggie Smalls was killa in a fresh white suit and hat as if raised right there from the dead  Kudos to a well posed shirtless Tupac Shakur (if you were missing either of them).  Now Marion Bary the several time notorious ex mayor the  district (who Ihave met on several occassions) was smiling and had a high degreeof versimilitude.

This was a one day visit and as coming back from Dubai I raced off to the Ted Kennedy wake (after all I do my take on his But I still Love New York Speech from the 1980 democratic convention where he ultimately fialed to rest the nomination from incumbent jimmy Carter).

So I went out to Arlington to see the late Senator’s grave near Jack and Bobby and jacqueline’s he had been such a hero of mine growing up the only Kennedy brother I ever got to witness or remember witnessing.  After this I looked after finding the gravesite of his great frien Sernator Robert Byrd the longtime majority leader and found tyhat it was ad ifferent private cemetery in Arlington, and I headed back north.

One Response to “The WDC Madame Tussaud’s and Edward Kennedy at Arlington National Cemetery”

  1. Sugel Says:

    Madam Tussaud (born Anna Maria Grosholtz) created her first wax figure, of Voltaire, in 1777. Other famous people she modelled at that time include Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Benjamin Franklin. During the French Revolution she modelled many prominent victims. In her memoirs she claims that she searched through corpses to find the decapitated heads of executed citizens, from which she would make death masks. Her death masks were held up as revolutionary flags and paraded through the streets of Paris. On her father’s death she inherited his collection of wax works, with which she toured Europe before settling down in London.Madame Tussauds is a museum that contains wax models of famous people. There are numerous galleries such as Pirates of the Caribbean, World leaders, Warhol’s women The Royal Family, Sports Stars, the Culture zone and the History of London.There are interactive tasks such as entering the Big Brother diary room, umpiring an Andy Murray tennis match or taking a penalty alongside David Beckham. You can have your picture taken alongside A – list celebrities like Drew Barrymore, Orlando Bloom, Nicole Kidman and Leonardo DiCaprio.For something a little scarier try visiting the Chamber gallery where serial killers lurk. The music zone represents legends of pop from Bob Maley through to current chart toppers Kylie and Justin Timberlake. Visitors are encouraged to try out their own dance moves to see if they can win an award. Or choose a track to perform, and listen to expert feedback on your talent from The X Factor judges. Altrenatively, in the Stardome you can watch a film made by Aardman animations (Wallace and Gromit) which tries to explain to aliens the nature and status of celebrity culture.

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