Sep 29, 2008

Madame Tussauds Museum - Most Popular London Attractions

Marie Tussaud (her real name is Marie Grosholtz) was born in Strasbourg, France in 1761. She learned her craft from Dr. Philippe Curtius, a physician who also happens to be very skilled in making wax models.Tussaud’s first wax work was that of Voltaire – the famous French Enlightenment writer who supported social reform during his time and who frequently criticized the Catholic Church. Tussauds made this wax work in 1777. One of her first set of wax works was made during the French Revolution - she made “death masks” of the victims of the violence during that time.Madame Tussauds did not move to its current location until 1884. In 1925, a huge fire destroyed most of the wax works of the collection. Good thing the molds survived the disaster and all those destroyed were remade.

The wax museum is now one of the major tourist attractions of London. The success has been so overwhelming that Tussauds opened branches in other parts of the globe. There are now a total of seven Madame Tussauds. With the Madame Tussauds London being the primal and therefore the principal branch, six more Madame Tussauds are found in each of these cities: Amsterdam, Las Vegas, New York City, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Washington DC. The newest branch in Berlin is open. And next year, there will be another one in Hollywood. All of the other branches have their own exclusive wax works.The London branch, as I said earlier, is one of the biggest attractions in the city – garnering nearly 3 million visitors per year.

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The London branch, as I said earlier, is one of the biggest attractions in the city – garnering nearly 3 million visitors per year.Arguably the most popular gallery in the museum is the Garden Party exhibit – where visitors can have their pictures taken alongside almost real wax works of world famous actors and singers.

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Sep 28, 2008

Most Romantic Destinations in the World

Amsterdam, Netherland
One of the world's most romantic cities. Amsterdam offers plenty of opportunities for the romantic couples, whether its moonlit strolls on the canals or excellent dining.

This is the place where everyone in Asia goes for a romantic vacations & with good reason. Bali is world famous for its beaches & natural beauty, and it also has a wide arrange of health resorts & spas if pampering is what you desire.

A beautiful walled city on the Adriatic, what's not romantic about that? Dubrovnik is one of the most beautiful places in the world, & its hard not to feel romantic when surrounded by beauty.

Bora Bora , French Polynesia
Located in the South Pacific, Bora Bora could very well be the most beautiful island in the world. Bungalows built over the water are the trademark here, & honeymooners from all over the world make this their destination of choice.

Marrakech serves up romance in a true Moroccan style. From luxury riads to rooftop dining, the city will not disappoint. It's everything you'd imagine a walled city on the western edge of the Sahara to be, amazing.

Paris is the 'city of lights', world famous for its romantic appeal. Elegance is the way of life here, & it shows in everything from the architecture to the dining.

Considered one of, if not the most beautiful city in the United States, San Francisco has romance seeping out of its every pore. Tony Bennett left his heart here & you might too.

Santorini is the most famous, & most beautiful of the Greek Islands. The island consists of a volcanic rim overlooking the sea filled caldera. Commonly seens as the world's best place to watch the sunset, the northern village of Oia offers spectacular views of the ocean, the island of Ios in the distance, & the sun dipping into the Aegean.
St Lucia,Caribbean
Considered one of the more beautiful Caribbean islands, St Lucia is more mountainous than most other islands in the sea. Filled with private yachts, beautiful beaches, & breathtaking mountain landscapes, it'll surely be a trip you'll never forget.

There's something about gondolas that drive women crazy, & Venice is the best place to do that. There's nothing more romantic than a gondola ride through the canals of the city. Casablanca made his home here & the city will have you feeling like a stud as well.

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