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by Steven

Qingdao Photos: La Villa Brewers

January 13, 2014 in Photos by Steven

 The kind folks at La Villa do an excellent job of keeping the Qingdao bistro stocked with beer. The brew is made with equipment put together by the same team at Strong Ale, a Qingdao original craft brewery renowned for delivering better beer in the town of Tsingtao. Here’s a shot of getting ready for some new nectar.

Visit La Villa on Hong Kong Road between Shandong Lu and Yan An San Lu, just 100 meters west of Shangri-La Hotel. Check out Strong Ale Works on Daxue Lu just north of Dongfang Hotel near the original Yushan campus of the Ocean University of China.

by Steven

Qingdao Photos: Old Jimo Lu

January 13, 2014 in Photos by Steven

Around 1991-92, there was just a small group of Westerners in Qingdao, probably around 20 or so, mostly “foreign teachers and experts”, back before malls, cell phones, and private cars. We’ve shown photos from their time in QD previously – here’s one from Qingdao Textile Institute teacher Derek Walter: Jimo Lu / Zhongshan Lu area of Old Town circa 1992 (before Jimo Lu aka 901 Market was moved inside to its current location). If anyone else has images from Qingdao’s past, please get in touch to contribute.

by Da Wei

Qingdao Photos: Qingdao Sculpture Park

December 18, 2013 in Photos by Da Wei

Qingdao Sculpture Park is near the Qingdao Hyatt Regency and Shi Lao Ren/Old Stone Man in Laoshan district off Donghai Lu. The Park stretches downhill to the sea, along the alternately sandy and rocky beach. There’s also an indoor exhibition space at the far west of the park. The Zhongshan suit statue (last image), made by Qingdao artist Sui Jianguo, is now gone although the box frame still stands. Send us your photos: info@qingdaonese.com.

by Da Wei

Qingdao Photos: Da Wei Xmas

December 18, 2013 in Photos by Da Wei

Christmas tree Qingdao Hisense Da Wei

Taken by Da Wei in Qingdao for Christmas. Send us your photos: info@qingdaonese.com.

Christmas Qingdao Hisense Da Wei

by Clay

Qingdao Photos: Multi Coastal

December 8, 2013 in Photos by Clay

Qingdao Photos Xizhen Coast Old Town

When in Qingdao one is never far from the coast. Check out views of Zhan Qiao, Xizhen, and like a new town animal in a furnished cage, the Olympic Sailing Center Marina. Contribute your photos of Qingdao – get in touch.

Qingdao Photos Coastline Dusk Zhan Qiao Pier Little Qingdao

Qingdao Photos Red Jacket Marina Sailing Center Coast

by Steven

Qingdao Photos: Transport

November 30, 2013 in Photos by Steven

A series of photos taken around Qingdao of various modes of transport, including a Lada taxi and a jeep at the 1st beer fest.

Check out the image below of a Chinese style jeep wagon – in the background is an International Beer Festival banner above the gate of Zhongshan Park. That was for the very 1st beer fest in Qingdao in 1991.

Qingdao Photos Transport China Jeep

The one below shows a China Post Delivery Bike, complete with canvas pouch. These guys are out along Hong Kong Road in rain, sleet, snow, sun… This one was parked in front of the Hai Bian Ren (HBR) Restaurant near Shangri La Hotel.

Qingdao Photos Transport China Post Bike

Also below, check out a typical rural ride, i.e. a Chinese made motorbike/scooter in a field in Wang Ge Zhuang, Laoshan and a car that leaves no doubt as to where it was made.

Qingdao Photos Transport Motorbike Laoshan

Qingdao Photos Transport Made in China

Many rush hour shuttles around Qingdao are huge buses delivering workers door to door. One of my favourites has always been a Hino Japanese brand bus that is ripe for renovation and a road trip further with some Merry Pranksters to western Yunnan.

Qingdao Photos Transport Hino Bus

Back in the 1990′s, most Qingdao taxis were Lada cars from Russia. What they lacked in style, reliability, and suspension was made up for in HEAT, strong and plentiful. Here’s a shot of the dashboard from the mid 90′s, somewhere in downtown Qingdao.

Qingdao Photos Transport Lada Taxi Dash

Electric vehicles are made by Qingdao based Aucma – here’s one on the grounds of the Qingdao Olympic Sailing Center, next to the InterContinental Hotel near Aomen Lu. Battery powered, no emission vehicles might be the boon for Qingdao’s air, how fast do you need to get to Taidong anyway?

Qingdao Photos Transport Jinlu Aucma E Car

Qingdaonese.com is always on the lookout for images of Qingdao, especially ones that help portray life and times of a great city. Please send us your pics of Qingdao!

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by Da Wei

Qingdao Photos: Aerial Da Wei

November 23, 2013 in Photos by Da Wei

Check out an aerial shot of the city by QINGDAO(nese) member Da Wei. To contribute your photos of Qingdao, please get in touch.

Qingdao Photos Da Wei Aerial City View Coast

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by Steven

Elena @ Qingdao Art Museum

October 10, 2013 in Arts, Photos by Steven

Check out a series of images of the Qingdao Art Museum by Qingdao based photographer Elena. To contribute your photos of Qingdao, please get in touch.

The Qingdao Art Museum is at 7 Daxue Lu near the Ocean University campus. The building itself is a work of art with a mix of architectural styles from deco to Greek to traditional Chinese styles. Formerly the Red Cross Society in Qingdao before Liberation, the structure is now on the Qingdao Historical Register. The museum features regular temporary exhibits as well as permanent installations and showcases of particular artists.

Check out the Qingdao Art Museum website for more details. Read more about Daxue Lu here.

Qingdao Art Museum Elena Front Deco

Qingdao Art Museum Elena Pavilion

Qingdao Art Museum Elena Front Hall

Qingdao Art Museum Elena Exhibition Hall Candles

Qingdao Art Museum Elena Exhibit Candles

Qingdao Art Museum Elena Tree Ink

Qingdao Art Museum Elena Reflect

Qingdao Art Museum Elena Dry

Qingdao Art Museum Elena Bird

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Elena @ Qingdao Sculpture Museum

October 8, 2013 in Arts, Photos by Steven

Check out a series of images from the Qingdao Sculpture Museum by Qingdao based photographer Elena. To contribute your photos of Qingdao, please get in touch.

Qingdao Exhibit at Scupture Park Elena Rat Close

Qingdao Exhibit at Scupture Park Elena Rat Full

Qingdao Exhibit at Scupture Park Insects

Qingdao Exhibit at Scupture Park Hand

Qingdao Exhibit at Scupture Park Elena Glass

Qingdao Exhibit at Scupture Park Elena Child

Qingdao Exhibit at Scupture Park Elena Child Close

Qingdao Exhibit at Scupture Park Elena 2 Faced

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by Da Wei

Qingdao Photos: Da Wei – Then/Now I

October 5, 2013 in Photos by Da Wei

Here’s a couple of images showing Qingdao then and now. The first set is of the Strand Hotel across from Beach 1, a tourist hotspot around 1900. Today it is home to office of a real estate development company. The second set shows the Post Office at the Anhui Lu/Guangxi Lu intersection. Most of the buildings on Guangxi Lu are still under construction or yet to be built. Today the Post Museum is at 5 Anhui Lu in this building. For more info about these photos, contact Da Wei.

Qingdao Photos Da Wei Then Now Strand Hotel Then

Qingdao Photos Da Wei Then Now Strand Hotel Now

Qingdao Photos Da Wei Then Now Post Office Qingdao 2013

Qingdao Photos Da Wei Then Now Post Office Then

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by Steven

Qingdao Photos: Elena @ Yangkou

October 5, 2013 in Photos by Steven

Check out some shots of Qingdao by Qingdao based photographer Elena. To contribute your photos of Qingdao, please get in touch.

Qingdao Photos Elena Yangkou Bridge

Qingdao Photos Yangkou Elena Spire

Qingdao Photos Elena Yangkou Parking

Qingdao Photos Elena Yangkou Home

Qingdao Photos Elena Yangkou Gas Station Mountains

Qingdao Photos Yangkou Elena Bridge

Qingdao Photos Elena Yangkou Beach

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by Da Wei

Qingdao Seen: Marina City Blue

September 29, 2013 in Photos by Da Wei

Check out this pic of the downtown Qingdao marina by Da Wei. To contribute your photos of Qingdao, please get in touch.

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