Every tour group in China is routed through Xi'an to view the Terracotta Army of the 1st Emperor of China. This is the second time I've seen them, and they really are amazing. 6,000 soldiers, officers, archers, horses and chariots all marching into the Emperor's afterlife; all with individually crafted faces and hairstyles that identify their rank. They only surfaced relatively recently, discovered by a farmer digging a well in 1974. The Emperor's Tomb has yet to be excavated, waiting for adequate preservation technology to be developed.
I am a 72 year old psychotherapist (now retired) and photographer. When in college I wanted to be a cultural anthropologist, but I couldn't figure out how to do fieldwork in some remote part of the world with a wife and small daughter. So I changed my major to Sociology. I eventually became a clinical social worker. I burnt out on that field in my mid-thirties, and went to art school in commercial photography. However, in the end the best balance proved to be as a private practice psychotherapist, with photography as an avocation. This eventually synthesized with my original interest in indigenous cultures around the world (I've been to 41 countries) photographing people for a project called "One Planet -- One People".
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