Thursday, October 04, 2007

Speaking of Asian Ghosts

From David Ho's Candice the Ghost series of paintings.


Anonymous theatre said...

wow, those are really beautiful, and more than a little creep, but still beautiful :)

5:53 AM  
Blogger Spring said...

Very creepy.

12:31 PM  
Anonymous alexxis said...

hollow eyes... very hollow...

12:07 AM  
Blogger Kiki Strike: Inside the Shadow City said...

I used to walk by Nellie Bly's house every day. She started writing for various newspapers when she was 16 years old, and she became famous in the 1880s for pretending to be insane so she would be committed to an insane asylum on Blackwell's Island. (Now called Roosevelt Island. It's just across the river from Manhattan.)

She wanted to expose the cruely with which the patients were treated. Her reports, which were published in the New York World newspaper shocked the city and earned her the nickname "The Intrepid Girl Reporter."

What a cool chick.

I'd start with her Wikipedia entry. You might also want to take a look at the entry for Blackwell's Island. And if you have any other questions, just let me know.

2:52 PM  
Blogger Ariana said...

Cool pictures.

My blogger profile is
FINALY fixed!(=

4:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so much 4 the info
i have a 100 notecards due thursday on the subject
thx again
mk* Petra/mirta/Keira

7:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that is pretty i guess. very cool.

9:32 AM  
Anonymous 42 said...

Hm, your story sounds strangely familiar. I think I read it in a book once...

7:59 PM  

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