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Low Wormwood 10.20

October 19, 2013 in Events, Music

Low Wormwood (低苦艾) performs at Downtown Bar in Qingdao on October 20, 2013. The modern folk rock band from Lanzhou is signed to the Maybe Mars label.

Downtown Bar is in Building 3 of Creative 100, the creative industries park complex located northwest of the Nanjing/Jiangxi Lu intersection in Shinan district. Call 134.5524.7795 for more info. Check out a map to the Qingdao venue below. Listen to the music of Low Wormwood on Douban.

When: October 20, 8.30 pm
Venue: Downtown Bar
Address: 100 Nanjing Lu (Creative 100) / 南京路100号创意园
Tickets: Advance 70; Door 90 yuan (RMB)

Low Wormwood Live In Qingdao Event Poster

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Low Wormwood on Douban
Low Wormwood on Rock in China

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Elena @ Qingdao Art Museum

October 10, 2013 in Arts, Photos

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

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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Qingdao Photos: Da Wei – Then/Now I

October 5, 2013 in Photos

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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Qingdao Photos: Elena @ Yangkou

October 5, 2013 in Photos

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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Peter Piek 10.08

October 5, 2013 in Events, Music

Peter Piek performs live at Downtown Bar in Qingdao on October 8, 2013. Downtown Bar is in Building 3 of Creative 100, the creative industries park complex located northwest of the Nanjing/Jiangxi Lu intersection in Shinan district. Call 134.5524.7795 for more info. Check out a map to the Qingdao venue below. Listen to the music of Peter Piek on his website and on Douban.

When: October 8, 2013, 8.30 pm
Venue: Downtown Bar
Address: 100 Nanjing Lu (Creative 100) / 南京路100号创意园
Tickets: Advance 40; Door 50 yuan (RMB)

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Peter Piek Official Website
Creative 100

Yao 10.06

October 1, 2013 in Events, Music

Yao performs live at Downtown Bar in Qingdao on October 6, 2013. Downtown Bar is in Building 3 of Creative 100, the creative industries park complex located northwest of the Nanjing/Jiangxi Lu intersection in Shinan district. Call 134.5524.7795 for more info. Check out a map to the Qingdao venue below.

When: October 6, 2013, 8.30 pm
Venue: Downtown Bar
Address: 100 Nanjing Lu (Creative 100) / 南京路100号创意园
Tickets: Advance 30; Door 40 yuan (RMB)

Yao Band Live in Qingdao Downtown Bar Event Poster

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Creative 100

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SIG/Joshua/Iskream 10.03

October 1, 2013 in Events, Music

DJs Sig/Joshua/Iskream performs at the Downtown Bar in Qingdao on October 3, 2013. No cover – call 134.5524.7795 for more info. Downtown Bar is in Building 3 of Creative 100, the creative industries park complex located northwest of the Nanjing/Jiangxi Lu intersection in Shinan district.

When: October 3, 2013
Venue: Downtown Bar
Address: 100 Nanjing Lu (Creative 100) / 南京路100号创意园

SIG at Downtown Bar Qingdao DJ Live

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Qingdao Seen: Marina City Blue

September 29, 2013 in Photos

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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Bu Pi Shu 10.04

September 29, 2013 in Events, Music

Bu Pi Shu (布皮树) performs live at Downtown Bar in Qingdao on October 4, 2013. Downtown Bar is in Building 3 of Creative 100, the creative industries park complex located northwest of the Nanjing/Jiangxi Lu intersection in Shinan district. Call 134.5524.7795 for more info. Listen to the music of Bu Pi Shu on Douban. Check out a map to the Qingdao venue below.

When: October 4, 2013, 8.30 pm
Venue: Downtown Bar
Address: 100 Nanjing Lu (Creative 100) / 南京路100号创意园
Tickets: Advance 30; Door 40 yuan (RMB)

Bu Pi Shu Live in Qingdao Music Downtown Bar

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Creative 100

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Viva Love 10.26

September 29, 2013 in Events, Music

Viva Love performs at Downtown Bar in Qingdao on October 26, 2013. Check out the band’s Weibo here. Tickets are 50 yuan at the door. 40 in advance.

When: October 26, 2013
Venue: Downtown Bar
Address: 100 Nanjing Lu (Creative 100) / 南京路100号创意园
Tickets: 50 yuan (RMB), 40 advance and students

Listen to the music of Viva Love on Douban.

Downtown Bar is on the mezzanine in the front lobby in Building 3 of Creative 100, the creative industries park complex located northwest of the Nanjing/Jiangxi Lu intersection in Shinan district.

Viva Love Live in Qingdao Event Poster

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Creative 100

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Qingdao Airlines Flies A320

September 29, 2013 in About Qingdao

The recently formed Qingdao Airlines has ordered 23 A320 planes from Airbus. The joint venture with Shandong Air and Nanshan Group will begin operations in 2014 with leased A320s and take delivery of their new planes in 2016. The purchase will first have to approved by the CAAC, China’s national air authority under the Ministry of Transport. More details below:

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Qingdao Airlines, a newly established airline based in the Eastern Chinese coastal city of Qingdao, Shandong Province, has selected the best-selling Airbus A320 Family aircraft to build up its fleet.

The airline has signed a purchase agreement with Airbus for a total of 23 A320 Family aircraft, including five A320ceo and 18 A320neo. The agreement was signed by He Li, director of the Board of Qingdao Airlines and John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer Customers at the 15th Aviation Expo China 2013 in Beijing. The deal is subject to approval from China’s central government. The first delivery is expected to begin in 2016. The airline will start operation in 2014 with leased A320 aircraft.

“As a newly established airline, we need to have a thorough research before we make a decision on what aircraft to introduce to start operation and build up our brand new fleet. We pay much attention to the reliability, economics and cabin comfort of the aircraft and also take the potential for our further fleet expansion into consideration. We believe the Airbus A320 Family aircraft are the right choice,” said Xiao Liyuan, President of Qingdao Airlines. .
“We welcome Qingdao Airlines as a new member of the big Airbus family,” said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer Customers. “The selection of the Airbus A320 Family by Qingdao Airlines proves again the preference of the market for our efficient single aisle aircraft. With a proven track record of operational reliability and the lowest operational costs in its class, the Airbus A320 will play a key role in Qingdao Airlines’ sustainable development.”

The A320neo is offered as an option for the A320 Family and incorporates new more efficient engines and large “Sharklet” wing tip devices, which together will deliver up to 15 percent in fuel savings. At the end of August 2013, firm orders for the NEO stood at 2,348 from 42 customers, making it the fastest selling commercial airliner ever and underlining its market leadership position.

The A320 Family is the world’s best-selling and most modern single aisle aircraft Family. To date, more than to 9,800 A320 Family aircraft have been ordered and over 5,700 delivered to nearly 390 customers and operators worldwide.

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