Thursday, September 18, 2008

The hovering head of Helena Modjeska

If you thought the two disembodied heads I posted a couple weeks ago were kinda weird, you ain't seen nothing yet. Check out the new addition to to the Helena Modjeska exhibit at the Old O.C. Courthouse Museum! The new artifact, seen in the photo above, is a life mask of Modjeska. (Resting on clear glass, it almost appears to float!) After the initial strangeness wears off, it's interesting to look at an accurate three-dimensional representation of her face -- albeit in somewhat garish colors.
On Monday, the Register's front page carried a companion piece to Richard Harris' new book about old Orange County theme parks. On Tuesday, they wrote about the preservation of hundreds of oak trees near Cook's Corner.

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