You can steer yourself any direction

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose

The lines you mentioned are from the popular Dr. Seuss book “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” The full quote is:

“You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
You’re on your own.
And you know what you know.
And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go.”

These lines encourage independence, self-determination, and the power to make choices in life. They inspire individuals to embrace their own abilities and take control of their own destinies.

“Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” is a children’s book written by Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel) and was first published in 1990. It has since become a popular graduation gift and has resonated with readers of all ages

The book takes the reader on a whimsical journey through various life experiences, challenges, and adventures. It emphasizes the importance of individual agency and the potential for personal growth and success. Dr. Seuss uses his signature rhyming style and imaginative illustrations to convey powerful messages about resilience, perseverance, and embracing the unknown.

Throughout the pages, the book acknowledges that life is not always smooth sailing. It recognizes the existence of obstacles, doubts, and setbacks. However, it encourages readers to believe in themselves, make their own choices, and keep moving forward despite difficulties.

The book also highlights the significance of taking responsibility for one’s actions and decisions. It reminds readers that their choices ultimately shape their lives and determine the paths they take. It encourages them to trust their instincts, follow their passions, and explore the world around them with an open mind.

Overall, “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” is a timeless and motivational book that celebrates the journey of life. It encourages readers to embrace the endless possibilities ahead, overcome challenges, and discover their own unique paths to success and happiness.

The text is generated using artificial intelligence

Coachella Published April 10, 2024

This is the latest edition of the Google Trends newsletter, with a focus today on Coachella.
For more insights and data storytelling on how the world is searching, follow us on Twitter @GoogleTrends and Instagram @googletrends. All data is correct at the time of writing.

Daily Quiz 

Which No Doubt song is more searched in the US since 2004?

Don’t Speak or Spiderwebs?

Coachella Performances

  • coachella fortnite” is the top trending Coachella search over the past day in the US

  • Hatsune Miku and Sabrina Carpenter are the top trending Coachella 2024 performers over the last week in the US

  • coachella weekend 2” has been more searched than “weekend 1” since 2011, the first year the Coachella Music and Arts Festival expanded to two weekends

  • Global search interest in holography spiked +480% in April 2012, reaching an all time high, when a Tupac Shakur hologram joined Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre on the Coachella main stage

  • With the exception of 2020 and 2021, searches for “surprise guests” and “lineup” in the US have spiked every April for the past 10 years

Top Coachella 2024 performers

since the lineup was announced on January 16 2024, US

  1. No Doubt

  2. Hatsune Miku

  3. Lana Del Rey

  4. Peso Pluma


Most searched Coachella performers

of all time, US

  1. Beyoncé

  2. Tupac (hologram)

  3. Frank Ocean

  4. Kanye West

  5. Harry Styles

  6. The Weeknd


  8. Billie Eilish

  9. Ariana Grande

  10. Daft Punk

Coachella Fashion

  • “hair bow stacking” searches related to Coachella have nearly doubled over the past week in the US

  • white combat boots” and “cowboy boots” are the top trending boot styles searched with Coachella over the past week in the US

  • hoka clifton 9” and “adidas ultra boost” are the top trending shoe models searched with Coachella over the past week in the US

  • james charles coachella outfit” and “selena gomez coachella outfit” are the top trending coachella celebrity “outfit” searches over the past month in the US

GRAPH: With the exception of 2020 and 2021, when many festivals were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, US search interest in “festival outfits” has increased year over year since 2010

Top trending Coachella apparel

past week, US

  1. Overalls

  2. Parachute pants

  3. White skirt

  4. Denim romper

  5. Denim set

Top trending Coachella clothing accessories

past week, US

  1. Coach purse

  2. Loop earplugs

  3. Ray Ban sunglasses

  4. Brown bandana

  5. Trucker hat

Top Coachella outfit styles

past month, US

  1. Sporty

  2. Rave

  3. Boho

  4. Western

  5. Y2K

Daily Quiz Answer

% of both topics search interest combined

Simon Rogers

Data Editor, Google


with Katie Seaton

B.B. King is the King of the Blues

Life journey

Recognized as the “King of the Blues”, B.B. King has long been among the most influential musicians in the world. The legendary performer’s name was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. Born on a cotton plantation, at the height of his fame he gave hundreds of concerts a year. The record year for B.B. King was 1956, when the musician took the stage more than 340 times. B.B. King (B.B. King, real name – Riley B. King, Riley B. King) was born on September 16, 1925 in the American state of Mississippi. His mother abandoned her son when he was only four years old. His father then had to work very hard, so the upbringing of the child was mainly occupied by his grandmother. In his youth, BB sang in the church choir. The first guitar appeared at the boy about twelve years of age. In 1943, King, quitting his job as a tractor driver, decided to devote his life to creativity. Leaving Kilmichael, where his grandmother lived, he rushed to Memphis. However, in the state of Tennessee, the future star had a hard time. After a few months, unable to withstand the hardships, the guitarist returned home, where he continued to study music. A couple of years later, King’s talent was appreciated at a radio station in West Memphis, where he performed as a singer and disc jockey. It was there that the artist was nicknamed “Blues Boy” (Blues Boy), a shortened version of this stage name that would later become well known in the music world.

The breakthrough came in 1949, when King managed to record the first four tracks for Jim Bulleit’s Bullet Records. Then a contract was signed with the Los Angeles studio RPM. Compositions for it were produced by another relative of the musician – Sam Phillips, who at that time was actively cooperating with famous American bluesmen. During the 1950s, King’s fame only gained momentum. The musician quickly took a place among the most notable rhythm and blues musicians. The United States enthusiastically received compositions like You Know I Love You, Sneakin’ Around, Bad Luck and Please Accept My Love, as well as other B.B. King songs. Instead of $85, the artist was already earning $2,500 for the week.

In 1970, The Thrill Is Gone won a Grammy Award, and Rolling Stone magazine listed the song among the “greatest songs of all time”. Subsequently, the musician will receive the Grammy more than once. Different albums will receive the award, as well as B.B. King himself – for his “life achievements”. Yes, and the list of other awards, which during the creative path awarded to the performer, strikes the imagination with its length. B.B. King was officially married twice. However, neither Martha Lee Denton, nor Sue Carol Hall did not suit too tight schedules of performances of the famous spouse. According to the American press, the king of the blues had many novels. Different women gave birth to him at least fifteen children. Up until the early 2000s B.B. King actively toured. In 2004, having celebrated his 75th birthday, the musician announced that he would perform less often. However, despite the “Farewell Tour” through Europe in the summer of 2005, he returned there a year later. Performances continued in his native States as well. In the fall of 2014, B.B. King, who has lived over twenty years with type 2 diabetes, already seriously admitted that he stops concert activity. In the spring of 2015, the musician was urgently hospitalized due to a sharp deterioration of his condition. Despite all the efforts of doctors, the disease went too far… On May 14, 2015, B.B. King died in his own home in Las Vegas (USA) due to complications of diabetes. The artist was 89 years old.

Some quotes

The water from a black fountain tastes no worse than white water.
Many people believe what other people say.

If you can’t get your songs to people one way, you have to find another way.

When I was growing up, I was taught that a man must protect his family. When the wolf tries to come in, you have to stand in the doorway.

Blues was like the problem child that can be in a family. You’re a little embarrassed to show him to others, but you love him. You just don’t know how others will receive him.

Yes, I love women more than anything else in the world, but that doesn’t mean I want to sleep with them all. Let me explain. It’s like looking at a rose. A rose is a rose. It’s beautiful. But that doesn’t mean you have to pick it and put it on your lapel.

It seems like I’ve always had to work harder than other people. At night, when everyone else is asleep, I sit in my room and try to play scales.

I think I started liking the blues when I was about 6 or 7 years old. There was something about it because nobody else was playing that kind of music.

I tried to relate my voice to my guitar and my guitar to my voice. How they both speak to each other.

I don’t think anybody steals anything; we all borrow.

No one loves me except my mother, and maybe she’s cheating on me too.

The beautiful thing about teaching is that no one will take that away from you.
If there were no women, I wouldn’t want to be on this planet. Women, friends and music – without those three things I wouldn’t want to be here.

I never wanted to be like other blues singers. I could listen to them play, but I never wanted to be anything other than me. There are a few people that look like I wanted to play like, but when I tried, it didn’t work out.

I don’t have a favorite song of the ones I’ve written. But my favorite song is “Always On My Mind,” the Willie Nelson version. If I could sing it the way he did, I’d sing it every night. I love the story it tells.

I never use that word, retire.

When I am finally gone, I pray to God that it will happen in one of three ways. One, on stage or when I walk off stage, two, it’s in a dream. What’s the third? You’ll have to guess for yourself!

Translated with (free version)


Cowboy Carter Special 2024

This is the latest edition of the Google Trends newsletter, with a focus today on Beyoncé’s new album Cowboy Carter.
For more insights and data storytelling on how the world is searching, follow us on Twitter @GoogleTrends and Instagram @googletrends. All data is correct at the time of writing.

Daily Quiz

What was searched more in the past 3 days:

“Who is Jolene” or “Who is Becky with the good hair”

Cowboy Carter

  • “linda martell” and “beyonce” were the top trending people in the US on album release day

  • Beyoncé and Cowboy Carter were the top trending artist and album searched with interpolation on album release day

  • “who sings blackbird” was the top trending “who sings…” on album release day in the US

  • “alien superstar sample” and “daughter beyonce” were the top two trending music samples on album release day

Top trending / breakout “meaning” searches related to Cowboy Carter

past 2 days, US

  1. cowboy carter lyrics meaning

  2. beyonce tyrant meaning

  3. ii most wanted lyrics meaning

  4. sixteen carriages meaning

  5. creole banjee meaning

Top Trending Cowboy Carter lyrics

past 2 days, US

  1. ii hands in heaven lyrics

  2. blackbird by beyonce lyrics

  3. jolene beyonce lyrics changes

  4. daughter beyonce cowboy carter lyrics

  5. beyonce spaghettii

Top Trending Cowboy Carter Featured Artists

past 2 days, US

  1. Tanner Adell

  2. Willie Nelson

  3. Post Malone

  4. Miley Cyrus

  5. Stevie Wonder


MAP: Cowboy Carter Vinyl vs. Tracklist Searches

Daily Quiz Answer

% of both topics search interest combined

Answer: Who is Jolene


Simon Rogers

Data Editor, Google


with Sabrina Elfarra and Katie Seaton 

96th Academy Awards Special

This is the latest edition of the Google Trends newsletter, with a focus today on the Oscars.
For more insights and data storytelling on how the world is searching, follow us on Twitter @GoogleTrends and Instagram @googletrends. All data is correct at the time of writing.

Daily Quiz 

Which career is more searched in the US over the past day

publicist or cinematographer?

96th Academy Awards Special

all insights are for the US unless otherwise stated
  • publicist” became a breakout search following Da’Vine Joy Randolph’s acceptance speech, and “what is a publicist” spiked +4,950%

  • “what is a screenplay” was the top trending “what is…” following the award for adapted screenplay, and “why is barbie adapted screenplay” was the top trending “why is…”

  • what are jorts” was the top trending “what are…” following John Cena’s appearance

  • “Poor things summary” was the top trending “summary” search during the Oscars

  • Searches for “Barbenheimer cocktail” broke out during the Oscars

  • red pins oscars 2024” was the top trending “pins” search

  •  “Twins sequel” was the top trending “sequel” search

  • Donation was a breakout musical instrument search

  • Search interest in “osage nation map” spiked +5,000% in the US during the show and “osage language” spiked +5,000% in the past 24 hours

  • “When is Mother’s Day” was the top “when is” search during the Oscars

  • “what band is slash in” became a breakout search after the performance of I’m Just Ken

  • how long are the oscars” is the top trending “how long…” over the past day

  • Searches for “cillian pronunciation” spiked +1,350% after Murphy won his Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role

Ryan Gosling was the top searched red carpet look

during the red carpet show, US

  1. Ryan Gosling

  2. Lupita Nyong’o

  3. Emma Stone

  4. Becky G

  5. Eugene Lee Yang

  6. Jodie Foster

  7. Billie Eilish

  8. Hailee Steinfeld

  9. Rita Moreno

  10. Paul Giamatti

Poor Things was the top searched film

during the ceremony, US

  1. Poor Things

  2. Oppenheimer

  3. American Fiction

  4. Anatomy of a Fall

  5. The Holdovers

  6. The Zone of Interest

  7. Godzilla Minus One

  8. The Last Repair Shop

  9. Killers of the Flower Moon

  10. The Boy and the Heron

Robert Downey Jr. was the top searched nominee for acting

during the ceremony, US

  1. Robert Downey Jr.

  2. Ryan Gosling

  3. Emma Stone

  4. Cillian Murphy

  5. Da’Vine Joy Randolph

  6. Robert DeNiro

  7. Emily Blunt

  8. Bradley Cooper

  9. Jodie Foster

  10. Mark Ruffalo

I’m Just Ken was the top searched musical performance

during the ceremony, US

  1. I’m Just Ken by Ryan Gosling

  2. What Was I Made For? by Billie Eilish

  3. The Fire Inside by Becky G

  4. Con te partirò by Andrea Bocelli

  5. It Never Went Away by Jon Batiste

Robert Downey Jr.  was the top searched Oscars acceptance speech

during the ceremony, US

  1. Robert Downey Jr.

  2. Jonathan Glazer

  3. Cillian Murphy

  4. Emma Stone

  5. Da’Vine Joy Randolph

New York NY was the top US metro area searching the Oscars

during the ceremony, US

  1. New York NY

  2. Palm Springs CA

  3. Charlottesville VA

  4. Boston MA-Manchester NH

  5. San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose CA

  6. Los Angeles CA

  7. Chicago IL

  8. Washington DC

  9. Philadelphia PA

  10. Austin TX

Ireland was the top country/territory searching the Oscars

during the ceremony, worldwide

  1. Ireland

  2. Uruguay

  3. Canada

  4. Chile

  5. Italy

  6. United States

  7. Iceland

  8. Greece

  9. Greenland

  10. Bermuda

Daily Quiz Answer

% of both topics search interest combined

Simon Rogers

Data Editor, Google


with Katie Seaton, Sabrina Elfarra and Daniel Doebrich

Давайте почуємо голос Землі!

Нас картає Земля за жорстоке до неї відношення.
За ті болі, що ми спричиняємо їй звідусіль.
Гірко стогне Земля: “Я дарую вам стільки хорошого.
Чом же, люди, на рани мої ви ще й сиплете сіль?

Кришталеві річки ви давно забруднили отрутою.
Хімікатами нищите скрізь чорноземи мої.
Ви ж бо діти мої. Чом же стали до мене ви лютими?
Неспроможна вже я відродити ліси і гаї.

Ваші вчинки, о люди, стають нелогічними, дивними,
Там, де ви, неодмінно щось гине, псується, димить.
Наді мною повітря вже стало важким і задимленим.
А умиюсь дощем – легше дихати тільки на мить.

І все гірше мені. Вже стаю я для вас небезпечною.
А між іншим, все краще людині іде від Землі.
То, можливо, мені свої сильні підставите плечі ви?
Щоб здоров’я не втратили ваші нащадки малі…

Я Земля. Я благаю: з’єднайте зусилля, о люди!
І очистіть довкілля моє, і його збережіть.
Лиш при цьому майбутнє у вас, у дітей ваших буде.
Вам, земляни мої, стане легше і дихать, і жить.”

Ось, який текст було згенеровано завдяки штучному інтелекту. Це вірш, який написала Віолетта Дворецька,  нагадує нам про важливість бережливого ставлення до нашої планети та потребу змінити свої вчинки для збереження навколишнього середовища.

Слова твору можуть слугувати нагадуванням про необхідність прийняти відповідальність та діяти для захисту природи. Він також показує, як наші дії впливають на Землю і наголошує на тому, що ми повинні працювати разом, щоб забезпечити майбутнє для наших нащадків.

Заклик автора може надихнути нас до дійсних кроків у напрямку екологічної свідомості та сталого розвитку, таких як зменшення викидів забруднюючих речовин, використання відновлюваних джерел енергії, утримання водних ресурсів та охорона біорізноманіття.

Кожен з нас може внести свій внесок у збереження Землі. Це може включати екологічно свідомі рішення щодо використання енергії, утилізації відходів, вибору екологічно чистих продуктів та поширення свідомості про екологічні проблеми серед інших людей.


Books and Reading Special February 2024

This is the latest edition of the Google Trends newsletter, with a focus today on books and reading.
For more insights and data storytelling on how the world is searching, follow us on Twitter @GoogleTrends and Instagram @googletrends. All data is correct at the time of writing.

Daily Quiz 

Which literary genre is more searched in the US since 2004:

Fantasy Fiction or Historical Fiction?


all insights are for US unless otherwise stated

GRAPH: Search interest in “thriller books” not only surpassed “adventure books” in 2020 but reached a record high in January 2020

Top trending “books about…”

past month, US

  1. Books about Griselda Blanco

  2. Books about the industrial revolution

  3. Books about kobe bryant

  4. Books about transportation

  5. Books about cats for adults

Top trending audiobooks

past month, US

  1. Every Night Has A Dawn

  2. Their Eyes Were Watching God

  3. Out of the Silent Planet

  4. The Great Gatsby

  5. A Court of Frost and Starlight

Book Clubs

all insights are for US unless otherwise stated

Top trending “…book club questions”

past month, US

  1. First Lie Wins book club questions

  2. The People We Keep book club questions

  3. Crow Mary book club questions

  4. Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow book club questions

  5. The Push book club questions

Top celebrity book clubs

past month, US

  1. Reese Witherspoon

  2. Jenna Bush Hager

  3. Oprah

  4. Kaia Gerber

  5. Dolly Parton

Top trending book club genres

past year, US

  1. Christian

  2. Science fiction

  3. Horror

  4. Nonfiction

  5. Romance

Daily Quiz Answer

% of both topics search interest combined


Jenny Lee

Lead Google Trends Analyst

with Katie Seaton

Grammy Awards Recap February 2024

This is the latest edition of the Google Trends newsletter, with a focus today on the Grammy Awards.

Daily Quiz 

Which music video was more searched over the past day in the US:

What Was I Made For? by Billie Eilish (winner of Song of the Year) or Flowers by Miley Cyrus (winner of Record of the Year)?

Grammy Awards Recap

  • “paris hilton new album” became the top trending “new album” search after Hilton discussed her upcoming release on the red carpet

  • barbarella” became a breakout search after Miley Cyrus donned a Barbarella-esque outfit on the red carpet

  • US Search interest face tattoo nearly tripled after Doja Cat made her debut on the red carpet

  • has miley cyrus ever won a grammy” became the top trending “has…ever” search minutes after Cyrus accepted the award for Best Pop Solo Performance, marking her first Grammy win ever

  • meryl streep son in law” and “mark ronson wife” became breakout searches an hour into the show

  • Searches for “kill bill movie” spiked as SZA was performing

  • tortured poets department” became the top trending pre-order search after Taylor Swift announced the upcoming release during her acceptance speech

  • the sphere u2 tickets: became a breakout search as U2 was performing their set from the arena

  • tina turner dress” became a breakout search in the US as Fantasia was performing the Tina Turner in a gold fringe dress

  • joni mitchell spotify” is the top trending Spotify search over the past day in the US following Mitchell’s first Grammy performance

  • most grammys never won album of the year” is the top top trending “most grammys” search after Jay-Z’s acceptance speech; Kansas City is the top metro area searching it

  • tracy chapman” and “joni mitchell” were the top trending standing ovations of the evening

MAP: Top US metro areas searching the Grammy Awards over the past day

Top searched red carpet looks

during the red carpet show, US

  1. Taylor Swift

  2. Boygenius

  3. Billy Joel

  4. Gracie Abrams

  5. Dua Lipa

  6. Victoria Monét

  7. Jelly Roll

  8. Kylie Minogue

  9. Olivia Rodrigo

  10. Miley Cyrus

Top searched artists of the night

during the show, US

  1. Taylor Swift

  2. Joni Mitchell

  3. Tracy Chapman

  4. Miley Cyrus

  5. Billie Eilish

  6. SZA

  7. Olivia Rodrigo

  8. Beyoncé

  9. Jay Z

  10. Dua Lipa

Top searched performer of the night

during the show, US

  1. Tracy Chapman

  2. SZA

  3. Joni Mitchell

  4. Dua Lipa

  5. Miley Cyrus

  6. Olivia Rodrigo

  7. Billie Eilish

  8. Travis Scott

  9. Luke Combs

  10. Billy Joel

Top searched winner of the night

during the show, US

  1. Taylor Swift

  2. Miley Cyrus

  3. Billie Eilish

  4. SZA

  5. Jay-Z

  6. Victoria Monét

  7. Mark Ronson

  8. Lainey Wilson

  9. Jack Antonoff

  10. Boygenius

Top metro areas searching Grammy Awards

during the show, US

  1. Kansas City, MO

  2. Boston MA-Manchester, NH

  3. Burlington VT-Plattsburgh, NY

  4. Pittsburgh, PA

  5. Nashville, TN

  6. Providence RI-New Bedford, MA

  7. Philadelphia, PA

  8. Hartford & New Haven, CT

  9. Charlottesville, VA

  10. Madison, WI

Daily Quiz Answer

% of both topics search interest combined


Simon Rogers

Data Editor, Google


with Katie Seaton and Sabrina Elfarra

Musée de la Grande Madame Tussaud

Madame Tussauds à Londres est le musée de cire le plus grand et le plus célèbre au monde, dont la partie principale est située dans la capitale de la Grande-Bretagne (région de Marylebone).

À l’heure actuelle, le Musée de Londres abrite plus d’un millier d’expositions de cire de différentes époques.

A noter que le musée a ses succursales dans dix villes, telles que : Washington, New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Amsterdam, Copenhague, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Berlin et Vienne.

L’histoire de Madame Tussauds et les œuvres de son professeur Phillip Curtis

Marie Tussaud (nom de jeune fille Grosholts) est née à Strasbourg en 1761. Sa mère, après la mort de son deuxième mari, travaillait comme femme de ménage pour le Dr Phillip Curtis, qui s’occupait de la création de modèles en cire.

Avant lui, peu de gens comprenaient le sens de l’art de la cire, mais après lui, cette direction a acquis une renommée et une popularité sans précédent dans le monde entier.

En 1765, Philip Curtis crée son véritable premier chef-d’œuvre en cire, à savoir la figure de Marry Jeanne Dubari, la maîtresse de Louis XV.

La première exposition des œuvres de cire de Phillip Curtis n’a été présentée au public qu’en 1770 et a ensuite connu un énorme succès.

L’exposition suivante eut lieu en 1776 au Palais Royal (Paris), puis sur le boulevard du Temple en 1782, qui devint le prédécesseur du « Cabinet des Horreurs ».

Agrandir le plan

Un jour, Madame Tussaud, enfant, est entrée par hasard dans l’apprentissage de Phillip Curtis et il a vu dans les yeux de la fille de sa gouvernante un intérêt clair, et surtout naturel, pour ce métier. Après quoi Phillip a commencé à apprendre au jeune Tussaud à créer des chefs-d’œuvre de l’art de la cire.

En 1777, Marie Tussaud réalise son premier modèle en cire (Voltaire), suivi des figures de Franklin, Benjamin et Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Pendant la Révolution française, elle crée des masques mortuaires pour la famille royale. Après la mort subite de Phillip Curtis en 1794, sa collection passa en possession de Marie Tussaud.

En 1802, Maria s’installe à Londres. En raison de la guerre anglo-française, elle et sa collection de cire ne peuvent pas retourner dans leur France natale et Tussauds décide de voyager avec ses expositions à travers l’Irlande et la Grande-Bretagne. En 1835, le conseil municipal approuve la première et principale exposition permanente de Madame Tussauds à Londres sur Baker Street.

Le « Cabinet des Horreurs » était situé dans l’une des parties centrales du musée. D’autres zones de l’exposition contenaient des figures de cire de victimes de la Révolution française, d’assassins et d’autres criminels de ce siècle.

Au fil du temps, les expositions se sont enrichies de chefs-d’œuvre de cire d’autres personnages célèbres, par exemple Walter Scott et le célèbre amiral britannique Nelson.

En 1884, la collection déménagea à Marylebone Street et en 1925, un incendie détruisit la plupart des figurines. Les moules des modèles en cire n’ont pas été endommagés, après quoi ils ont été restaurés.

Les figures de cire de Madame Tussauds Londres ne concernent pas seulement des personnages historiques et célèbres. À l’heure actuelle, le musée reflète tout ce qui se passe dans le monde. Les images de nombreux acteurs, musiciens, scientifiques, hommes politiques, chanteurs, personnalités publiques célèbres, etc. sont créées à partir de cire.

Les modèles de Madame Tussauds sont toujours pertinents et naturels

Si une nouvelle étoile montante est apparue à Hollywood, ou si le président des États-Unis d’Amérique vient de commencer à célébrer sa victoire électorale, ou si le millionième enregistrement d’un artiste pop a été vendu et que la figure de cire a déjà été installée dans le musée.

Madame Tussauds Londres est considérée comme l’une des attractions les plus populaires de Londres parmi les touristes et les voyageurs.

Heures d’ouverture

Ouverte tous les jours de 9h30 à 15h30, la billetterie ferme avec le musée. Le week-end et certains jours fériés, le musée est ouvert jusqu’à 18h00 ;

Fondée : 1835 ;

Emplacement : Marylebone Road, Londres, Grand Londres NW1 5LR ;

Métro le plus proche : Baker Street ;

Site officiel:

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Figure de cire d’Elizabeth II
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Figure de cire d’Albert Einstein
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Figurines de cire des Beatles


折り紙(日本語:折り紙、直訳:「折った紙」)は、装飾的で応用的な芸術の一種です。 紙を折る古代の芸術。

折り紙の芸術のルーツは、紙が発明された古代中国にあります。 折り紙はもともと宗教的な儀式に使われていました。 長い間、この種の芸術は上流階級の代表者のみが利用できるものであり、そこでは紙を折る技術を習得することが良い形式の証でした。


最も複雑な製品の折り図をスケッチするには、特定の記号セットが必要です。 従来の標識のほとんどは、20 世紀半ばに日本の有名な巨匠、吉沢朗 (1911 ~ 2005 年) によって実用化されました。

古典的な折り紙は、ハサミを使わずに1枚の紙を使用する必要があります。 この場合、多くの場合、複雑なモデルを成形するため、つまり形状を与えるため、またはその保存のために、元のシートにメチルセルロースを含む接着剤組成物を含浸させることが使用されます。

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世界中の何百万人もの人々が、紙のシートからフィギュアを折るという興味深い趣味を共有しています。 今日、私たちはそれが折り紙と呼ばれるものであり、日本から伝わったことを誰もが知っています。 折り紙に興味のない人のほとんどの知識はここで終わります。 しかし、それについては興味深い事実がたくさんあります… ペーパークラフト(現代の折り紙とはあまり似ていませんが)について最初に言及されたのは平安時代にまで遡ります。 当時の武士は、紙のリボンで作ったいわゆる「のし」を付けて、お互いにささやかな贈り物をしていました。 日本人は折り紙を本物の芸術だと考えています。 他の芸術と同様に、芸術にも独自の基準があります。 フィギュアはシートを曲げるという1つの方法でのみ表示される必要があります。 のりとハサミを使うと折り紙は折り紙ではなくなります。 フィギュアは特別な順序で折り畳まれています。 このシステムは20世紀になって初めて開発されたもので、その作者は吉澤昭氏です。 現代の「ペーパー アート」は、考えられているほど厳密ではありません。 そして日本人自身も吉沢氏が導入したルールを進んで破る。 たとえば、古典的な技法で規定されているように平らではなく、紙からボリュームのあるハートを作ることによって。 または、1枚のシートではなく、複数のシートから工芸品を折ります。 また、折り紙は一定サイズの正方形のシートのみを使用するという確立された規範に反して、現在では紙で作られることが増えており、紙は現在世界中でより一般的であり、オフィス標準の A4 フォーマットが使用されています。 古代、折り紙の人形は世俗的な目的と宗教的な目的の 2 つの目的で使用されていました。 貴族たちは退屈しのぎにペーパークラフトを作りました。 新しい家族に幸せをもたらすように、紙で作られた蝶が新婚夫婦のテーブルに置かれました。


折り紙工芸品は宗教的な儀式で広く使用されました。 日本人はまた、重病患者のベッドに紙で作ったボールを吊るす習慣もあった。 このボールは悪霊から人を守るお守りとなりました。 患者が死亡した際、彼を守っていたボールが落下して粉々に砕けたという事例が知られている。 しかし、本当に折り紙には生命を与える力が備わっているのでしょうか? 超心理学の分野の専門家は、折り紙工芸品で装飾された部屋とそうでない部屋のいくつかの部屋の生体エネルギーを見つけて測定することにしました。 その結果は懐疑論者さえも驚かせた。紙の人形が立っていた、あるいは吊るされていた部屋では、ポジティブなエネルギーの背景がはるかに高かったのだ。 彼らについては、良い結末もそうでない結末も含めた素晴らしい伝説がたくさんあります。 そのうちの1つは、美しい少女にどうしようもなく恋をした青年についての物語です。 彼は彼女の好意を得るためにできる限りのことをしましたが、美女の心は冷たいままでした。 それから、すでに絶望していた若者は、愛する人に紙の花を贈りました。 少女は、水仙の形をした折り紙の置物が本物の水仙のような香りがすることに驚き、崇拝者の愛の力を信じました。 かなり現実的な出来事も折り紙に関連しています。 1950年代、放射線障害に罹った絶望的な少女サダコの物語が世界中に広まりました。 少女は、千羽の鶴が願いを叶えてくれるという伝説を思い出し、紙で千羽の鶴を折れば必ず治ると確信していました。 しかし、彼女が組み立てることができたのは 644 個の数字だけでした。 貞子の死後、彼女の友人たちがその仕事を終えた。 それ以来、折り鶴は鳩と並んで平和の象徴の一つとされてきました。


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紙を半分に折る限界は平均して 7 ~ 8 回です。 (選択した用紙によって異なります)。 この記録は12回折り返されると考えられている


彼らのイメージは映画やコンピューター ゲームにも見られます。 映画「ブレードランナー」では、紙ではなくホイルで折り畳まれたユニコーンの置物が登場します。 ゲーム「Heavy Rain」には、折り紙マスターというあだ名を持つマニアがいます。


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