Happy (late) October 1st

China just had their national day (called GuoQinJie I’m told) on October 1st. It was their 60th anniversary so there was a pretty big parade. Which is actually a bit frustrating since I was in Tienanmen Square last October 1st and there was nothing but a bunch of tourists milling around (the rest of the trip was great anyway so no big deal). Apparently if you’re ever planning on visiting Beijing on National Day, you need to make sure it’s in a year ending in 9 or 4. Anyway, my wife came across this pretty cool time lapse video of the parade (the video page has it in HD):