Long Live the Emperors

By now most of you have seen the pictures of Joaquin and I disguised as ancient emperors. We just wanted to pay our money, take a couple of pictures for yuks, and then move on. We got a lot more than we bargained for; it was like being a rock star. Chinese folks were approaching us wanting to take pictures with us. When I say people, I mean like 40 or 50 people. I have to say, it was pretty disappointing taking off the garb and returning back to our normal selves. We wanted to don the female robes (red and pink) but they absolutely would not let us. We always try to be diverse and interdisciplinary.

Thank you for reading,

Pete Seely


1 Response to “Long Live the Emperors”

  1. 1 Martin Tracey
    May 16, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    I’ve not seen the pictures yet–can’t wait! Will they be posted on this site? Apart from animal magnetism and the other obvious explanations, how would you explain the throngs? Do people like you and Joaquin remain such rarities in China that the sight of people like you is a novelty? I’d heard similar stories from westerners visiting China in the past, but would imagine things may have changed by now …

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