Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Madame Tussaud's

New York City Day 2, continued. After Ripley's Believe It or Not we headed next door to Madame Tussaud's wax museum. I won't subject you to every snapshot of us looking silly posing with a fake famous person, just a few.

A view of Times Square from one of the windows.
You're greeted by The Hulk on your way in.
The kids hanging out in the Oval Office with the POTUS.
One of my photography idols, Annie Leibovitz. Too bad my focus fell on her hand and camera instead of her face. She would probably not be proud ha ha.
I photo-bombed Brangelina!

The final part of day 2 of our trip was spent at the Museum of Modern Art, of which I have zero photos because of a misunderstanding with one of their security guards. To summarize, my husband and I enjoyed it; the kids hated it. I don't know why that surprised me. They've never enjoyed any art museum we've ever taken them to. My son (15) couldn't seem to appreciate all the works by famous artists that we saw. Instead he got annoyed by things like here. (I'm not sure that's the actual one, but you get the idea.) His actual quote was, "Those white canvases just pissed me off!" Not an art lover, that one. I admit to not being able to appreciate those either, but how fun to see some Picasso/Dali/Monet/Warhol/Pollack, etc. I was kind of disappointed that I didn't get to see Van Gogh's Starry Night. It was on tour (ha, like a rock band.) It really was a beautiful museum.

18 comments:

Sharon said...

I have only been to one wax museum and it was old dead people, not fun at all. Love your captures!

Shanna Jones said...

Looks like fun!

Amy said...

Looks like you had a great time! I love the Times Square shot.

Stephanie said...

Fun shots! Looks like you had a great time in New York!

Anita said...

Looks like you had so much fun! Maybe some day I will make it out of Kansas! LOL

~Jenn H~ said...

I'm jealous-I'll make it there some day!

You are the cutest thing in the Brangelina photo-I love your smile!

Cindi Koceich said...

wow...that's a big hulk!!
I have to admit, the wax people creep me out a little! :)

Beth said...

Brad is looking a little overtanned ad your Annie Liebovitz comment cracked me up! The wax Museum here has everything roped off so no group photos. When my DS was 7, he sushed me in front of Pope John Paul because he is "holy!"

Reds said...

Never been to the wax museum - many many photo ops!! Love your photo with Brad and Angelina!! And the shot with Hulk is so cool! ;)

Jess said...

Wow, wax museums are kinda creepy, huh? LOL. He looks awfully happy for someone who is about to be punched by the Hulk... and ROFL on the photo bombing! You crack me up!

Suzy said...

I love your photo-bomb lol! And the Hulk pic is awesome! Great shots!

Nicki, said...

Great shots. The young man that toured around with us wanted to go to the wax museum sooo bad - we just never found the time. You've sold me, it will be a 'MUST STOP' visit next trip. Thanks for sharing.

Meaghan said...

Wax people kind of creep me out. :) It looks like you had a lot of fun. The Museum of Natural History is a lot of fun too. My kids love it!

Meaghan said...

Wax people kind of creep me out. :) It looks like you had a lot of fun. The Museum of Natural History is a lot of fun too. My kids love it!

Angela2932 said...

I'm so loving your NY tour! And my favorite is with you and Brangelina! LOL! I want to hear about the "misunderstanding" with the security!!!!! Did you ever watch any of the Sister Wendy videos? She goes to MOMA, I think. She suppose to be serious, but totally cracks me up.

Mom2Drew said...

Can I have Annie's wax camera please?

shirley said...

I want to hear about your experience with the security guard, too! And you were brave to bring any teenager into a fine art museum. Sometimes I don't even "get" the art. Great pictures - can't wait to see more!

Amy said...

Looks like the kids enjoyed the wax museum. :) Your comment about the Annie shot was too funny!