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Modern Tsingtao

Post by Chris Dale » 20 Apr 2007 22:04

This is quite interesting to watch... a film of modern Tsingtao, with views of the German governors house-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbOY69Ds7mE

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Post by Kim Sung » 21 Apr 2007 13:40

Nice footage. Information in this footage would be great help when I make a trip to Qingdao (靑島) by ship next month.

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Post by Chris Dale » 21 Apr 2007 13:51

Hi Kim,
Glad you liked the footage. Good luck on your trip. I'd be very curious to see any photos you take of modern Qingdao and it's German remains. I don't suppose though that there will be much left of the old German fortifications.
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Post by ChristopherPerrien » 21 Apr 2007 15:40

Try the beer.

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Post by Kim Sung » 21 Apr 2007 16:20

http://www.tsingtaobeer.com

I go to China every second month. Whenever I'm there, the most pleasant thing to me is to taste Qingdao beer (青岛啤酒).

And Qingdao is the closest Chinese city from my current location.

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Post by Kim Sung » 06 Sep 2007 05:36

I'm not sure yet but it seems that I'll be able to go to Qingdao by ship next week. I'll take some photos there and post them in this thread after I come back.

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Post by Chris Dale » 06 Sep 2007 10:15

We look forward to seeing them, have a pleasant journey.

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Post by Kim Sung » 06 Sep 2007 12:40

Thanks, Chris~

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Post by Kim Sung » 24 Sep 2007 13:33

I'm now in Qingdao. This is the most beautiful city I've ever visited! :o I didn't know that there is such a beautiful city on the opposite side of the Yellow Sea... At such a close distance...

Now I knew why the Germans chose Qingdao as their new colony 110 years ago.

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Post by Kim Sung » 26 Sep 2007 01:56

Today I've just come back from my one week long trip to Qingdao. I'm greatly impressed by beautiful buildings and streets of Qingdao and beautiful girls. Qingdao has reputation as the cleanest and most fashionable city in China. Qingdao girls' fashion sense is on the top of China and is almost the same level with that of Seoul. My impression was that there is a country called Qingdao independent and different from China. :D

Here are photos I took in beautiful Qingdao.

St. Michael's Cathedral (天主敎堂), a Gothic/Roman cathedral designed by German architect Pepieruch, completed in 1934

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A newly-wed couple in front of Qingdao Cathedral

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Post by Kim Sung » 26 Sep 2007 02:08

St' Michael's Cathedral was designated as a Provincial Treasure by the Shandong government in 1992.

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Post by Chris Dale » 26 Sep 2007 02:13

Thanks for posting those, I look forward to seeing any photos you took of other German buildings too.

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Post by Kim Sung » 26 Sep 2007 02:15

Qingdao is filled with innumerable European style buildings.

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The alley to Qingdao's commercial center Zhong Shan Road (中山路)

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Zhong Shan Road

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A 100 year-old building in Zhong Shan Lu

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A European style restaurant

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Post by Kim Sung » 30 Sep 2007 15:55

Zhan Qiao was destroyed by Germans during the siege of Qingdao in 1914 and was rebuilt in 1931.

Views from Zhan Qiao

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