Oct 10 2019

The exhibits

At the Qixin Museum in Tangshan.


Oct 10 2019

Time on Tree 树上时光

A neat bookstore in silos, within the Qixin Museum compound in Tangshan.

    


Oct 10 2019

Huaxin Park 华新公园


Lubei District
Tangshan, China

Huaxin Park was the next stop after lunch. It’s the namesake textile factory Zhou Xuexi founded in 1918, on the eastern side of the Tanghe River. We crossed the Steel Bridge (Beixin E Road) to there and left on the Huaxin Bridge to the train station.

The ‘park’ isn’t much of a park but a tiny crescent land on Huaxin E Road on the southern side. Perhaps, it’s spared by the developer. The main compound (Tanghe River across), Steel Town’s Spring City 钢城春邑 is encircled by high fence, which forbid visitors. The tall buildings can be seen easily. The Sales Center is prominent displayed.

Google Huaxin Park, two areas show up: on the north and south. To the SE corner, is Jinjiang Inn 锦江之星唐山新华道酒店 on 1 Xinhua E Road 新华东道1号.

      

The Huaxin Bridge (Qixin Motorway Interchange): the left is taken on Oct 10, 2019 and right on Jan 18, 2020. The change is due to shabby workmanship.


Oct 10 2019

422 Bar & Grill


Lubei District 路北区, 启新1889工业园区内
Tangshan, China

This themed restaurant is inside the compound of Qixin Cement Museum 中国水泥工业博物馆北. The organizer was very thoughtful and treated me to a lunch at Zhou’s Room 周公馆, which is in honor of my great granduncle Zhou Xuexi. Looking out the window I saw a train passing by. The foods are delicious and nicely presented. The photos of Thunderstorm (雷雨 Leiyu) is also a very nice touch because it’s claimed the play by Cao Yu (曹禺) was based on the Zhou.


Oct 10 2019

The compound

Of the Qixin Museum in Tangshan

           


Oct 10 2019

Qixin Museum 启新博物馆


15 Xinhua E Rd, Lubei,
Tangshan, Hebei, China

Because it’s on the site of old Qixin Cement, people commonly call it Qixin museum. The old Qixin cement ceased fire in 2008 and the museum  was opened in 2012 after Jidong Cement Co 冀东水泥股份有限公司 1000123  bought it 2011. When the former competitors, Jidong and Beijing Jinyu Cement Co 北京金隅水泥公司 underwent reorganization, Jinyu became the owner in 2019. The current name is China Cement Industry Museum 中国水泥工业博物馆 as seen here.  

Their tiles took home the top honor from 1915 Panama–Pacific Int’l Expo 巴拿马博会. Their tiles at Mei Lanfang’s former residence.

On that blue skies Thursday, my impression is, what a beautiful modern art museum.

First thing first: some historical documents

The exhibits

The power plant 电力厂

The lunch @ Zhou’s Room

The bookstore

The compound

2011年1月8日, 唐山启新水泥工业博物馆暨1889文化创意产业园在启新水泥厂原址开工建设, 主要对原厂区1908年至40年代前建设的木栈台、4号至8号水泥窖系统 …

visit BJ in 2019 and Xinhuanet in 2017: 9月12日,游客在唐山市启新水泥工业博物馆观光。河北省唐山市启新水泥工业博物馆位于唐山市启新水泥厂旧址,占地面积约94.5亩,建筑面积5.1万平方米,是中国首个以水泥工业为主要内容的博物馆。据介绍,唐山启新水泥厂前身是唐山细棉土厂,1891年建成投产,是中国自营的第一家水泥厂,被称为“中国水泥工业的摇篮”。 2011年1月,唐山启新水泥工业博物馆暨1889文化创意产业园在启新水泥厂原址开工建设,本着“修旧如旧”的原则,打造启新水泥厂百年老工业基地及唐山工业文明展示基地。工程于2014年底竣工,形成了以工业旅游、文化创意、休闲娱乐为特色的创意文化产业园。如今,年接待游客43万人次。


Oct 10 2019

The power plant

Tangshan

     


Oct 9 2019

Kailuan Museum, 2019


It’s my second time visiting Tangshan.

Last year I went on a Monday which is the Museum’s off day. Oh well, it says a lot about my ability. But thanks lord one of museum staff was very helpful and the rest was a story. This time, it was planned so I went on Wednesday -:).

    


Oct 9 2019

Wanda Plaza 万达


100 Xinhua E Rd, Lunan
Tangshan

Wanda (万达集团) is everywhere in China, usually in the most prime location of that city. It was founded in Dalian by Wang Jianlin 王健林 who famous said, to reach a tiny target, lets start with a billion (一个亿小目标) in 2016.

In Tangshan, it’s next to Dazhao Park and directly cross the street from my so so Xinhua – and the hotel there cost much more than Xinhua. And people can more a lot things there: eat, shop (Sephora), take photography (for wedding? birthday? or just for fun …) and sell your real estate.

    


Oct 9 2019

Kailuan Conference Hall 开滦会议厅


83 Xinhua E Road 新华东道83号
Tangshan, China

After gifting ceremony and seminar, they treated me at their hotel/conference hall for lunch. It’s two blocks away from Xinhua Hotel. Sunshine made the small guest house more desirable than the hotel. The lunch is a quick event and no alcohol was served.