It's Moon Festival today in China. Below is an essay I wrote about it a couple of years back. Time for it's annual re-publication. Today is Zhong Qiu Jie, (lit. Mid-Autumn Festival) in China. In colloquial terms, it's called the Moon Festival, because it's celebration coincides with the full moon. Much like Thanksgiving in American […]
It's time for one last post on the National Day Parade in Beijing on October 1. I stumbled across an amazing time-lapse / slow motion video that condenses the entire parade down into 3 minutes, 42 seconds. It's really quite stunning. Follow this link to read how it was done.
Well, they did it — pulled off the mother of all parties in downtown Beijing, complete with missile launchers, tanks, overflights, goose-stepping soldiers, and gala floats. The rain and smog cleared, allowing Beijing to enjoy a rare clear day. The Boston Globe's Big Picture blog has a great photo spread of the event called "China […]