I've never really understood the point of Waxworks Museums. It's celebrities, made of wax, looking like they normally look. So why go?
Except that this one, in a small seaside town is brilliant. It's partly because they stopped adding to their collection sometime in the 80s and so it's a time capsule of fading or enduring celebrity. It's also brilliant because they set up this tension between how the celebrity should look and how they are rendered in wax - as something vaguely resembling the person in question. Check out the Hitler waxwork who looks like a drunk impersonating the Fuhrer at a Fancy Dress Party. The Beatles look like ... well actual creepy crawly beatles.
Can you guess who the others are?
20th Oct 2009, 19:24
... G gets soaked and I let him.
18th Oct 2009, 21:00
Street dialogues snapped over a few wanders through the city.
14th Oct 2009, 14:30
... about child abuse.
Now with it's own brand identity!
13th Oct 2009, 20:15
I reached into my pocket for change and found I was being watched.
12th Oct 2009, 10:35