Adjacent to the May Fourth Square is Music Square, which is the biggest musical square in China. Many outdoor concerts are given here during the summer. You will be find sculptures of many famous composers and musicians like Beethoven on this square. A great place to hang out and relax, and also get a good view of the bay as well.
Qingdao where Tsingtao Beer is...
Salty winds.. warm sunshine.
With a touch of intimacy to people's life.
People simply put on a swimming suit, walk across the street and jump into the water..
This 3-day visit to Qingdao has been a good get-away from GZ's polluted air. Qingdao was then a transit stop of my working trip to Beijing where the capital was then suffering a big sandstorm.
Actually, 2-3 days is a bit more than enough to get a clear idea of the whole place. I enjoyed the sea and a wkend of slow-pace life with absolutely nothing.
"does it look very familiar to Euroupean friends.."
Too many foreign style buildings, some are genuinely from the old days, many more are done in current times to satisfy market needs and market tastes. (I call them imitating pieces). It seems to me locals are almost proud of having all these exotic architectures in their hometown, as if almost proud of having a bit of that piece of history of the early 19th century.
Anyway, all these buildings are helping the city's economy now, each of them charge a moderate amount of entrance fee. ;-)
"An Unexpected encounter"
I was taking a stroll on Daxue Rd when the church bell taking the ring..
Thus I found this Gospel building , on my way to the Qingdao Guesthouse.