It's time for my favorite post of the year! You may have seen this TedTalk about the guy who compiled a 1 second video from every day of a year and made a video. We took that idea and made it our own. Using 2 second clips throughout each day of one "typical" week. This is our 3rd year doing this and it's not the exact same dates as the videos we did in 2016 and 2015. For those years, we used the 3rd week of January because there was nothing really going on and it seemed very "usual". In China, the 3rd week of January is kind of like the week leading up to Christmas-very festive in anticipation of the biggest holiday of the year. Then the following week was Lunar New Year. So we decided to push the project back to the first full week of February. You'll see that Lunar New Year goes on much longer than I was aware of. So when you see fireworks in the video, it's not that typical.
Here's what a typical week in Tianjin, China is like for us: