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In the White House (with waxed curtains)
At last, we had the chance to see the American President in person. He warmly welcomed us in his Oval Office in the White House. It wasn't the "white room with black curtains", which Eric Clapton had mentioned in one of his songs. Obviously, there was a crowd waiting behind, and so we could only spend a few seconds at his desk next to him. He wasn't very talkative, but he surely gave us his famous smile, which was even more shiny today, almost as if it was made of.. wax! Which could also explain his quietness on that rainy afternoon in Vienna.
What did you always want to do? Would you like to see your favourite celebrity, almost for real? For sure, there is a thin film of wax over their glamorous shapes, or are they just look-alike puppets? After a couple nice weeks, rainy weather found us again, and so we took the opportunity to visit the newly opened "House of Wax" in the fun part of Vienna, the Prater Amusement Park. At the local branch of Madame Tussaud's wax figure cabinet we discovered lots of people, whom we always wanted to meet, and they for sure were eager to make our acquaintance, as well. Although, they didn't show it much.
Empress Maria Theresia of Austria welcomes the visitors of Vienna's House of Wax. She had lots of children, but unfortunately we are no direct descendants. One of us at one time worked in a street of same name, where on a regular basis letters were addressing the company: "Dear Maria Theresa...", no kidding.
Using his stunning method of psychoanalysis, Dr. Sigmund Freund inspected our kids on his famous couch. And he was not delighted about his findings: A fairly advanced case of computer gamia, paired with Wii-itis. His recommended treatment: Lots of school and sports!
Freddy Mercury got surrounded by a new band replacing "Queen", consisting of some really good, long haired musicians. Luckily, he didn't live to see this!
Albert Eistein looked "relatively" confused, when we posed with him like old buddies in Maths. But he endured us calmly.
As so often, Alfred Hitchcock made us scream. Watch the kids behind the shower curtain from the suspense-movie "Psycho".
The girls would surround Michael Jackson to join him on the Moonwalk, singing "Thriller" and other famous pop hymns, such as "Eat It". Or was that "Beat It"?
In the Oval Office, US President Obama honored his famous family abroad by granting a personal audience and sharing his long-term plans to stabilize Austria and the rest of the world. In return, he would smilingly receive the promise that the kids would support a McDonald's drive-thru on their way back and feed French fries to the youngest until he would fall asleep.
What a feeling it must have been to have "Nespresso"-coffee with George Clooney, the prettiest man alive. He probably felt the same way...
Then again, Angelina Jolie felt cold and it was raining outside, so some gentleman offered her his coat and awaited a smile of her full lips in return.
Originally, we are also thinking of adding a trivia question to this webpage. And the first three answers would receive a free shipment of wax figurines... of us.
So much for Madame Tussaud's celebrities. And there is even more waxwork of Falco and The Third Man. But next is:
The wonderful Wild West Activity Page.