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Qingdao Spring Beach

March 13, 2014 in About Qingdao, Photos by Steven

Only in Qingdao can one go to the beach in March, in a coat, and dig in the sand. Just ask Ethan Gu’s daughter, whose photos were sent in by her baba. The location is the Old Stone Man Beach, known in Qingdao as “Shi Lao Ren“. Check out these other photos from a foreign student Kine at the Shi Lao Ren Beach during Summer. For more on Qingdao and the number 2 Beach (not what it appears, it’s a nice place, really!), check out this CNNgo feature on China’s “Beach Lined City”, that would be Qingdao.

Viva la primavera Qingdao!

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Loft Living in Qingdao

March 5, 2014 in Photos by Steven

For more information on finding a cool place to live in Qingdao, check out the group Housing in Qingdao.

Photo from Kaifaqu near Huangdao Jusco, Qingdao, China.

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Qingdao Road

March 5, 2014 in Photos by Steven

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Qingdao Photos: Langyatai

January 18, 2014 in Photos by Steven

Langyatai Jiaonan Qingdao

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Qingdao Photos: Laowai Shags Minibus

January 13, 2014 in Photos by Steven

Check out this vintage photo of an “Old Outside” shagging a ride on the back of a minibus in Qingdao. Tales of this curly haired giant Deadhead hitching through Taidong are recalled by seasoned Qingdaonese bus riders from the 90′s. Note the lack of cars on pre Millennial streets. Click image to enlarge.

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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.

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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:

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:

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

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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 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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