Eindhoven

King of Pop

more than a year ago

Most of the statues within Eindhoven's city limits are dedicated to local heroes and people who have played an important role in the city's history. On the outskirts of city at Eindhovenseweg Zuid 59 in the town of Best near the A2 highway you’ll find this 11m-tall polyester statue of The King of Pop. Michael Jackson may have left Planet Earth in 2009, but apparently he's still alive in the heart's of his fans. The owners of the nearby McDonald's bought the statue directly from the record company in 1995, who used the monstrous statue for the release of Jackson’s HIStory album. Worldwide, there are only eight of these reproductions, but this is the only one permanently located in a public space. Although it’s worth a visit on any given day, if you drop by on June 25, the day of his passing, you'll see hundreds of fans including look-a-likes showing off their best moonwalking skills. The Eindhoven location of McDonald's also sports plenty of rock 'n' roll memorabilia, including a life-size Marilyn Monroe doll.

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