Thursday, June 25, 2009

London, Venice, and Oh yes the T20 World Cup (Part 2)

Visits to Madame Tussads Wax Museum and Stonehenge:

On June 14, we visited the famous Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. We stood in line for 2 hours before reaching the ticket counter. This place had a HUGE line and only 3 people handling the ticket counters. Inside the museum they had Hollywood and Bollywood stars, sports personalities, top intellectuals, world leaders, and politicians. The mannequins look so real and lifelike. All of the Indians, including us, wanted to pose for picture with Sachin Tendulkar. But we were all disappointed. Sachin Tendulkar was taken out for maintenance.

Mahatma Gandhi at Madame Tussads Was Museum

On June 15, we had originally planned to visit Kensington Palace. However we changed our plans and decided to go to Stonehenge instead. It is a 2 hour drive from London. Stonehenge is a megalithic rock monument of 150 enormous stones set in a purposeful circular pattern. The rock formation happened around 3000 BC. It is Britain’s national icon. It symbolizes mystery, power, and endurance. There are various theories (version) regarding the purpose of these rocks. Some call it an astronomical observatory for marking events in the prehistoric calendar. Some say this was a sacred burial ground. Some describe this as a temple of worship. It is in the list of United Nation’s world heritage sites and narrowly missed being included as one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. A must visit, in our opinion.


(Still to come—Stay tuned)


  1. So sad that you missed the Master Blaster. Regarding Stonehenge, its a mystery and very few people who tour London who would actually take the pain of traveling 2 hours to visit it.
    Such places are the ones that must not be missed.

    Waiting for more on London and Venice

  2. Thanks Insignia. Will not disappoint you. One more blog is coming on Venice. Stay turned.