Mar 28 2018

ChunHeLou 春和楼


146 ZhongShan Road 中山路146号甲
ShiNan District, Qingdao Bay Area

This over 100 years old restaurant near St. Michaael, since 1891, is undergoing a make over. What they’ve now is terrrible. Horrible restroom. Dingy environment. Food are ok.

The mini clams are tender, sweet, just simply delicious. And they are perfect companion to Qingdao beer.

 


Mar 28 2018

1901 Gothic Tower & The book store


5 Anhui Road
Qingdao

The plaque reads, “The 1901 Gothic Tower is a twin-towers of wood and steel structure built before World War One. They skyline view of Qingdao from the tower is a breathtaking adventure. It is one of the historical sites welcome visitors to Qingdao.”

 

The book store Liangyou 良友 is on the 4th floor of the building 塔楼 (south gate at 5 Anhui Road, in the same building as the Museum) that sells light food and clothes, aside from books.


Mar 28 2018

St. Michael’s Cathedral 圣弥爱尔大教堂


5 Zhejiang Road 浙江路15号
Qingdao

The German architecture in Qingdao is extensive.

St. Michael’s Cathedral is at the center – used to be – of the city. The church plaza is a favoriate place for wedding photography – I saw at least four couples where fighting for a spot, at such late time – 6:15 pm.

 

………2018.3.28 and 1985.7.29

My first visit to Qingdao was in 1985. Many memories and stories. The street at the hill end, 中山路 Zhongshan Lu/Road was bustling with activiies and crowds but now, is dying. Walked over to Chun He Lou for dinner.

    

 

 

 


Mar 28 2018

Hyatt Qingdao



88 E Donghai Road
东海东路88号, 近金狮广场

Check in and out need half an hour, it is the most terrible thing. And once you checked out, there isn’t WiFi in the lobby – very incomvient. The staff is friendly tho.

Over all, it’s a decent hotel: on the swimmable beach, next to Olympic sailing center, and I particularly like the fact they have a steam room and a pool (bathing cap is required). They open 6-10pm, the gym opens 24 hours a day.

 

The ocean view room on 10th floor

  

Buffet breakfast in the lower level has wide selections, ¥170. The  executive lounge is on the 21 floor has ocean view with limited food selections.

 

On the first night they send five mangos.

 

 


Mar 28 2018

The German architecture 


Qingdao was under German occupation since 1898.

The way they came into possession was disgraceful.

But Qingdao’s development impressed Zhou Fu so much that he lobbied to open Jinan to foreign trade.
 

The left building is Hotel George 1906. The left is the German Empire Court in Jiaozhou 胶州帝国法院, built in 1912-4. This is part of German archietecture group in Qingdao 青岛德国建筑群, now the Southern District Court 青岛南区人民检察院.

 

Jiaozhou Governor’s Hall 青岛德国总督府旧址/胶澳总督府 @ 南区沂水路11号 built in 1905 (Friedrich Mahlke was the architect). An old photo of the building.

 

Luther’s Apartment 路德公寓 @ 4 Dexian Road (德县路4号), some history; and Laoshe Park.

 

 

 


Mar 28 2018

Qingdao by the water


The Qingdao subway ticket is pretty, one of the stations has a book vendor. Taking the subway at HK Middle Road and Shandong Road, to Taiping Road by the sea.

Walking along the water, the area is pleasing, unhurried. At that hour, wasn’t crowded.

Buildings painted in varied colors.

   

The Prince Heinrich Hotel is next to Qingdao Daily 青岛日报社.

 

Next, to the Qingdao Posts & Telecommunications Museum 青岛邮电博物馆 @ 5 Anhui Road (closed), known as the Gothic Tower. This old building was built in 1901 by the Germans, on the corner of (位于市南区安徽路5号,安徽路与广西路交界处) Anhui and Guangxi roads. A neat window. The south gate leads up to a bookstore Liangyou 良友.

 

 


Mar 28 2018

Sunset in Qingdao

Taiping Road in Qingdao

   


Mar 28 2018

Qingdao 2018

 

China, visited 青岛 for three days, March 28-30.


Nov 26 2010

Qingdao 1985

a little girl


a girl

听涛声 at Mt. Laoshan 劳山.. July 30, 1985. More pix on FB

Yishi and I came from Beijing .. We boarded this hour long boat ride that cost only CNY1.5 per person, July 31, 1985.

Right: on the roof top of our ‘hotel’.


Nov 2 2010

Shandong 山东

The Yellow River passes though it.

  • JiNan
  • Qingdao