Friday, November 23, 2007

Cixi, Dowager Empress of China

She loved mugging for the camera.
Consequently, there's an enormous number of pictures of her.
She was spared the knowledge that the last photograph taken of her would show a badly decomposed corpse. I'm not posting that one. It was taken after her tomb was robbed as part of the complete collapse of order that usually follows a switch to a republican form of government. As my grandmother always said, democracy is like boiled chicken. The scum rises to the top.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi there! Can you send me a copy of her badly decomposed corpse? Thank you!