Details Qingdao

Sorry, there is no Laoshan, no Golden Beach, and no modern May Fourth Square and Olympic Sailing Center.
This is a roaming journey that only belongs to the old city of Qingdao. Red tiles and blue sea, old houses with deep alleys. During these 72 hours, the old city in the south of Qingdao changed from sunny to cloudy, and from rain to sunny. I wandered on those ancient stone roads, narrow streets and alleys, among rows of old shops, and searched for a building. An old house, a cafe, a bookstore, and a celebrity residence.
It's like going back in time, it's like the years are like a song. The stories of Qingdao in the past are blown by the wind, accompanied by the music in the earplugs, the hustle and bustle of the market, the sound of boats in the distance from the coast, the bells of the church in the square, the rustling of leaves blown by the wind in the alleys in the middle of the mountain, and the drizzle beating The ticking of the eaves. Everything constitutes the most moving urban melody in Qingdao.

From Yushan Road to University Road, from Governor's Mansion to Badaguan.
Stroll through the deep alleys and streets, and shuttle to the crowded beach.
Watching people coming and going in front of the Catholic Church on Zhejiang Road,
Read a book quietly in the small attic of the Qingdao study.
Go to the quiet former residence of Lao She on Huangxian Road to explore the past,
Go to the old post office on Guangxi Road to see the vicissitudes of the times.

Sunny, cloudy, rainy and sunny.
Walking across the seaside trestle bridge when it is cloudy and rainy, you will be intoxicated by the blue Taipingjiao at sunset and dusk.
Walking on the huge reef in Lu Xun Park under the scorching sun at noon, and shuttled through the vicissitudes of the buildings of Ocean University in the early morning drizzle.
Let go of your stomach and eat a steamed seafood meal in the crowded food street,
Or have a glass of pure puree at Tsingtao Brewery No. 1 in the afternoon.

Stand on Xiaoyu Mountain, or the top of Signal Hill.
Looking at the endless blue sea and blue sky in the distance,
In Qingyin, one can see a piece of elegant small residence near the foot of the mountain.

Getting to Know the Old Town

Qingdao is a beautiful seaside city surrounded by mountains and sea. At the same time, it is also a city of mountains and seas with a long history, full of exotic customs and artistic atmosphere. For me, who is also from the mountain city of Chongqing, the old city of Qingdao is familiar. There are steep and uneven slopes, scattered houses and streets, and there is no "south, south, north and west", only "up and down" "undecent".
The difference is that Chongqing has the atmosphere of the rivers and lakes, with a kind of bold and uninhibited Sichuan people. The spicy and delicious streets and alleys reveal the wharf culture and the humanistic feelings of Bashu people. And Qingdao is a European style with literary romance and a century of vicissitudes. There are dense sycamores and cedars on the slopes, and there are countless old houses on the patchwork streets. There are no streets and alleys in the southeast and northwest, but there are bustling markets full of stories of old Qingdao people; walking up and down the mountain road, you can always meet a quiet and elegant cafe or Private shop.

There are a thousand ways to play in Qingdao, but the old city is an option that cannot be taken away.

We also came here here because of the reputation. My friends and I are the first time to go out to see the sea. We don't know what to bring, how to plan the route, and where to go by boat. We are not familiar with many things. To save trouble , I chose Xiao Chen Weixin, a local free travel team in Qingdao recommended by a friend; Tour guides and other one-stop services, Qingdao urban area/Zhanqiao/Laoshan/Weihai/Penglai/and other must-see attractions have been played, we also took a yacht to go out to sea, fish, and eat seafood. It was a very happy trip, and the itinerary was arranged in an orderly manner. The time is not rushed or rushed, and my friends and I are very satisfied!

For me, the old city of Qingdao is a place I have never dared to touch. Here I have the most extreme imagination of the sea, literature and art, and the most splendid and beautiful life. I always feel that this has exceeded its actual appearance. If it goes there, it will break the beauty produced by such a distance. The imaginary, distant old city of Qingdao seems to carry too much of my expectations.

But finally, I'm still here this fall. Unlike my imagination, on a sunny day in midsummer, I visited with a group of friends on a summer night when Tsingtao beer was fermented to the extreme. My first trip to Qingdao was dedicated to autumn. The weather can be sunny or cloudy, and the sea is just a side note. The old city has become my main theme, leaving out some so-called "must punch cards". Alone, get yourself drunk here.
Don't use Tsingtao beer, just get drunk here.

The most detailed and special old city route

I think there will be people who, like me, want a different roaming in the old city of Qingdao. There is no grand and compact route, and there is no need to cover Laoshan and go to sea in a few days. Even, there is no fixed plan. It belongs to a mood, a rhythm of its own. Only the sea and the old city are the most primitive and story-telling Qingdao. Comfortably immerse yourself in the city and hang out like a local. Walk in the history that you have already known, or encounter a completely unfamiliar and unexpected small shop in an unplanned shop.

When you first arrive in the old city, maybe you will be troubled by the complicated streets and dotted spots like me. Where do I start? What is the general direction of the tour?
Don't worry, follow my travel notes and let those old buildings and beautiful scenery worth exploring in the old city of Qingdao - all! department! float! out! water! noodle!
There are Internet celebrity attractions that you have to come to, and there are also little-known niche routes. Most of the whole journey will only need to be connected on foot, and every old road connecting them is also full of stories and charm. Here, find your favorite old buildings and stories, then walk on those mountainside streets or seaside paths, and find the most beautiful romantic encounter between you and Qingdao.

Although the old city is small, it is also rich and colorful. In fact, in the south of the city alone, there are nearly dozens of scenic spots, large and small, that will make your trip worthwhile. Small literature and art, by the sea, next to a low wall, on a high mountain. Climbing hills, catching the sea, enjoying Tsingtao Beer, listening to the rain, petting cats, and drinking coffee.
1 person, 3 days, 72 hours, let the most beautiful details and stories of Qingdao Old Town unfold for you.

Red tiles, green trees, blue sea and blue sky.
Autumn leaves flutter in the old town by the sunny seaside,
The alleys in the middle of the mountain where the light is cloudy and rainy are quiet and poetic.
All right, folks. this time,
Come and experience the century-old vicissitudes with Yibei, the city of mountains and seas!

Changzhou Road and German Prison

13:03, sunny

In any case, I didn't expect my trip to Qingdao to start with a prison.
Sit all the way from the train station to the People's Hall, and then walk along Taiping Road, you can already hear the sound of the sea all the way. The sea is on the left, separated by a low row of houses. At this time, you can't see the blue, but you seem to be able to hear this color.

▲ Changzhou Road in early autumn
After a while, turn right into a narrow road (Changzhou Road), where you can see a yellow two-story building. The four corners of the building are covered with creepers, hiding behind a wall that is one and a half tall. Going forward, there is a gate. Passing through the age-old gate is like passing through a thick history. The ancient and exquisite German prison site appeared against the blue sky and green vines.

▲ German prison site
The German Prison, located at No. 25 Changzhou Road, was built in 1900 and is the only castle-style prison in modern Chinese history. In the long history of colonialism and urban development in Qingdao, it has witnessed the vicissitudes of life for a hundred years. It has witnessed apartheid and also witnessed the demise of this segregation.
Tickets for prisons in Germany: 25 yuan (peak season), it is recommended to visit for 1 hour.

That afternoon, when I walked into the former German prison site, I was attracted by the old "Ren" cell. This beautiful castle-style building, red brick walls, towering towers, blue sky and green trees in the morning, make people love it. As a typical 19th-century German castle-style building, its artistic achievements have also made many German experts sigh: even in Germany, it is difficult to see. But who would have thought that under this beautiful appearance, its interior is such a dark and terrifying prison.

In addition to the "Ren" cell, there are also kitchens, bathrooms, stables, "Yi" cells, wells, watchtowers, prison factories, etc. Such a complete prison is rare in the world. .

▲ The spiral staircase of the prison tower is very beautiful
The afternoon sun shines through the windows into the spiral staircase inside the prison. There are not many people visiting the prison today. I walked up the stairs and walked into the corridors on each floor. In many cases, there were only three or two people, or even myself, walking in some areas, which gave people the illusion of a world away. Seriously, though, sometimes it can feel like a wave of inexplicable dread.

▲ Prison Corridor
Entering the interior of the prison, behind the dark corridors and thick iron doors, there are narrow and airtight rooms. There is a sense of despair and suffocation in these rooms. Even today, this breath still cannot be released by the long-open door. It is hard to imagine what kind of pain those prisoners felt after losing their freedom when they were imprisoned here.

▲ Prison torture chamber
What is desperate is the torture equipment in the torture chamber. What is impressive is that there is a water prison, where people are hung, their feet are submerged in the water, and they are soaked.

▲ Prison playground
Germany occupied Qingdao from 1897 to 1914. Later, the prison, together with Qingdao, was successively occupied by Japan, the government of the Republic of China in Beijing, and the government of Nanjing, and was used as a prison or detention center. Here you can explore the vicissitudes of the past when the German army, Japanese army, and Kuomintang reactionaries used this prison. Of course, you may be like me, inadvertently immersed in the contemplation of history, freedom and human nature.

When I left this century-old prison that day, when I returned to Changzhou Road, I could see the green trees in front of my eyes and the sound of the vast and free sea in my ears. Looking at the crossroads not far away, the busy Taiping Road is passing by, and I suddenly feel an indescribable beauty.
Some things are like air, which may not be seen or touched, and we are used to ignoring them.
However, it is impossible to leave for a moment.

Taiping Road and Tianhou Temple

13:25, sunny to cloudy
Passing through the narrow Changzhou Road, facing the direction of the sea, the eyes suddenly open up. This is Taiping Road, which is close to the sea. I personally think that this is an essential street to know the old city of Qingdao.
Taiping Road starts from the People's Hall in the east and ends at the intersection of Chaocheng Road and Guizhou Road in the west, with a total length of 1919 meters. It is one of the earliest roads formed in the history of Qingdao. Along the winding coastline, one side is blue and blue waves, and the other side is countless impressive old city buildings.

Starting from the People's Hall at the intersection with Daxue Road, along Taiping Road, you will pass the former site of the German Prison, Tianhou Palace, the former site of Dehua Bank, the Qingdao Newspaper Office, the former site of the Qingdao Auditorium, and the trestle bridge and beach full of tourists... All the way scenery.
Walking on Taiping Road, the coast and the old city are perfectly integrated. When you first arrive in Qingdao, you will definitely integrate into the city soon.

▲ Thean Hou Temple on Taiping Road
First there is Tianhou Temple, and then there is Qingdao City. Tianhou Palace is located at No. 19 Taiping Road. It was built in the third year of Chenghua in the Ming Dynasty (1467). It has a history of more than 500 years. It is the oldest existing Ming and Qing brick and wood structure complex in the urban area of ​​Qingdao. The palace is lined with ancient trees and lush green grass, which is an organic combination of typical temple and garden styles. Go west through Tianhou Temple, Taiping Road will start to go along the coastline here, and the trestle bridge with crowds in the distance can already be seen.

▲ In early autumn, the leaves on Taiping Road have turned slightly yellow

Walking on Taiping Road, I "look left and right" from time to time, afraid of missing the natural scenery by the sea, and reluctant to part with the old houses on the other side. Here in Qingdao, it gradually starts to get cloudy from sunny days. I have always felt that the sea is a perfect match with summer and blue sky, but the light shade and early autumn have given the old seaside town a different flavor. It was a feeling I will never forget that afternoon.

Yishui Road, Qingdao Embassy Street

13:43 , light shade
In the old city of Qingdao, if you look north along the winding Taiping Road along the coastline, you can see the various mountain roads that are constantly going up. Walking upwards from Jiangsu Road or Qingdao Road, not long after leaving the busy Taiping Road, the sound of the sea and crowds will gradually disappear on the quiet mountain road. Here, you can see a lot of historical buildings, which are submerged in the intricate streets and alleys and the shade of trees. The former site of the German Consulate, the former site of the Hei's Hotel... It is dizzying and at a loss. It was not until you came to Yishui Road that it seemed that you finally found a clear context and at the same time touched a historical track.

▲ Yishui Road

There are thousands of old roads in the old city of Qingdao, and Yishui Road is definitely the most special and not to be missed.
Yishui Road is a very short small road in the old city of Qingdao. The total length is only more than 300 meters, but it has witnessed the vicissitudes of Qingdao's modern history. It starts from the Governor's Mansion Square in the west and ends at Jiangsu Road in the east, and there are beautiful buildings left over from the colonial era along the road. Facing the square at No. 11 at the west end is the Governor's Mansion, the highest institution of German colonial rule, and to the east are the British and American Consulate Generals in Qingdao and a number of high-end villas. The east end faces Jiangsu Road Christian Church on the high ground.

▲ Former site of the British Consulate
Walking on Yishui Road in the afternoon, I can no longer hear the noise from the bottom of the mountain, which makes me feel a kind of tranquility after I just left the bustling Taiping Road. Although Yishui Road is short, it is the famous embassy street in the hearts of old Qingdao people. In addition, the Governor's Mansion is here, which has established its historical and political status.
Wandering around Yishui Road in early autumn is like being in a small European town. It makes me feel very at ease. Before I was ready, the former site of the British Consulate at No. 14 Yishui Road appeared in front of my eyes. The British Consulate was built in 1907. It is built of granite mushroom stone and the walls are light yellow and brushed gray, which is simple and elegant.

▲ fallen leaves

▲ One Leaf Knows Autumn
Autumn gives Qingdao a charm and distinct colors. Walking alone in such a city of mountains and seas makes people feel comfortable. Autumn and cloudy days gave the Yishui Road on the mountain road an inexplicable time and comfort.

▲ The former site of the Governor's Mansion in Jiao'ao
Speaking of the most famous Yishui Road, and even the famous old buildings in the old city of Qingdao, I have to mention the Jiaoao Governor's Mansion. Here, we have witnessed the change of rights in Qingdao for a century. Looking at the majestic Governor's Mansion standing here today, it seems that we can still see the vicissitudes of the past. The former site of Jiao'ao Governor's Mansion in Germany was built at No. 11 Yishui Road at the southern foot of Guanhai Mountain. After Germany invaded and occupied Qingdao in 1897, its Governor's Mansion was built in 1903. Its location is facing the main road and waterway entering and leaving Jiaozhou Bay.

▲ Former Site of the Naval Battalion Building
Another attractive building on Yishui Road is the former site of the Naval Battalion Building. When walking east to No. 9 Yishui Road, the battalion building in the deep courtyard appeared inadvertently behind the iron gate covered with ivy.

The battalion building built in 1899 was built at the same time as the governor's early private residence, and it can be regarded as one of the oldest buildings in Qingdao. The Naval Battalion Building was originally the official residence of German senior officials. In 1912, it officially became the Second Naval Battalion Building. In 1923, the Qingdao Clinic moved here. Later, it was expanded into Qingdao Railway Hospital, and it was taken over by the Japanese invaders again in 1938...
After a century of vicissitudes, this building has also witnessed the great changes in Qingdao along with Yishui Road. Now, the iron gate is closed, and the courtyard is deep, as if saying something. I stood at the door, unable to enter that yard, and also unable to enter that period of history.

After passing through a mottled low wall, near Jiangsu Road, Yishui Road came to an abrupt end.
More than 300 meters, the Yishui road is very short and short. It seems to be able to see from one end to the other at a glance. But it seems to be gone for a long time.
In early autumn, walking through the dense sycamore trees, stepping on the falling leaves, rustling. Take a walk here. The most solemn and solemn old road in the old city of Qingdao quietly tells the past.

Watching the sea and mountains, elegant mountain trails

14:10, overcast
Leave Yishui Road and walk towards Jiangsu Road. At the intersection of the two roads is the famous Jiangsu Road Christian Church. Too bad it was under repair when I went. With regrets and not knowing where to go, I decided to go all the way up and go to the top of the mountain to have a look.

▲ Laoshan Cola
Climbing up the hill, tired of walking, come to a bottle of Qingdao's characteristic Laoshan Coke. Half a bottle in one breath, comfortable!
Going up the stairs, there are houses built along the mountain on both sides, full of the taste of the city. When I got close to the top of the mountain, I could already vaguely feel the mountain breeze.

The top of Guanhai Mountain is a park - Guanhaishan Park. There are only a few locals chatting there in the park, and there is an observation deck at the top of the mountain where you can see the sea. At this moment, the sky is still a little gloomy. The sea is gray and the waves are faint. The bustling crowds can be vaguely seen on the trestle bridge at the foot of the mountain.

▲ Guanhai Road
Go down the mountain from the other side of Guanhaishan Park and walk on the almost deserted old town trail. Green vines are covered with old houses and green pipes along the road, and the flower cat leads the road in front to meander down, and a turn is another scene.

▲ Quiet alley, I am the only one walking leisurely

▲ Hunan Road
Going down Guanhai Mountain all the way to Hunan Road, I finally returned to the bustle of traffic. Hunan Road was once called Prince Street and Kurume Town, and it is an old street completely parallel to Guangxi Road. There are too many stories on Hunan Road. No. 26 was built in 1903, the earliest apartment-style residential building in Qingdao, and at the intersection with Zhongshan Road is the Jiaozhou Hotel, one of the earliest hotels in Qingdao. Hunan Road has witnessed many firsts in Qingdao's urban construction.

Going north from Hunan Road, along Lao She Park, I started walking on the lush green Anhui Road. At a crossroads, the magnificent Catholic Church can already be seen in the distance. This got me a little excited. But still can't resist the hunger! Finally, I found an old Qingdao seafood dumpling restaurant to taste the local specialties.

▲ Five-color seafood dumplings
That afternoon, I was sitting in front of the old shop waiting for the dumplings, and it took me a long time to wait. It was already past 2 pm, and there were no other diners in the store. After a long time, the boss brought over steaming seafood dumplings in a leisurely manner, and I ate them with vinegar while watching the people walking around in front of me. The dark clouds gradually thickened, and the flowing scenery in front of my eyes was like a beautiful and vivid picture of sentient beings.
The old city of Qingdao is about to usher in an autumn rain. This seaside old city is about to show its other side.

Zhejiang Road and Catholic Church

14:50, overcast
When you pass through the busy Zhongshan Road or Hubei Road, and walk in the bustling or quiet streets and alleys in the center of the old city, as long as you look towards the height of Zhejiang Road, you will definitely see the towering The towering St. Michael's Cathedral.

▲ St. Michael's Church on Zhejiang Road, a must-see in the old city of Qingdao

St. Michael's Church was built in 1932 and was designed by German designer Biloha according to Gothic and Romanesque architectural styles. The original proposed height was actually 100 meters, but when World War II broke out, Germany banned the outflow of local funds, and the church had to modify the drawings to build it to the current scale. But even so, it was still the tallest building in Shandong Province before the founding of the People's Republic of China.

▲ Square in front of the church
When you come to the church, you will see a large square. In addition to the main body of the church, the former site of the Sacred Heart Monastery is also very beautiful around the square. People in the square were taking pictures or hanging out, and some people were sitting on the steps in front of the big hotel opposite, staring at the church in a daze. For example, a young foreigner who traveled to China alone, a young man with a tripod and black-rimmed glasses full of thoughts, and a handsome guy who just burped after eating seafood dumplings. . ( narcissism is beyond repair!)

Looking at the main body of the church, the two 56-meter-high towers become clear and profound against the cloudy sky background. A huge 4.5-meter-high cross is erected on each of the conical towers covered with red tiles. There are four big bells hanging inside the tower. Once the bells are played, the sound can be transmitted for miles.

Stepping into the interior of the church, a magnificent momentum and a sense of religion blow over us. The decoration of the church adopts the form of the Italian Renaissance. The hall in the hall is high, spacious and bright, and seven large chandeliers are hung on the ceiling. There is an altar at the rear, with the icon murals on the dome, which is solemn and beautiful. The church can accommodate thousands of believers at the same time and is the largest Gothic building in Qingdao.

The windows are semi-circular arched, with smooth lines, appearing solemn and simple. There is a huge rose window above the gate.

It is worth mentioning that the church has a weekday mass at 6 am every day, and a Sunday mass from 8 am to 9 am every Sunday. The Sunday mass will also use an organ. Friends who want to participate can choose a good time to experience it.

After leaving the Catholic Church on Zhejiang Road, go down Zhejiang Road and look back at this tall building. Under the cloudy and rainy sky that day, it stood on a high place, overlooking the changes of the old city and witnessing the ebb and flow of this seaside city.

Qingdao study room, shelter from the rain for reading

15:23, cloudy to light rain
When the clouds gradually thickened, I had a premonition that an autumn rain was coming. At this moment, I just walked out of the famous St. Michael's Church in Qingdao and stood on Zhejiang Road. A unique and beautiful three-story old building appeared in front of me just right.

This is the Qingdao Study at the junction of Zhejiang Road and Qufu Road, a typical Baroque building. Qingdao Study Room (Anna Villa) was built in 1901. The builder and first owner was German businessman Robert Kappler, a brick and tile producer who named the new home "Villa Anna" to express his love for his daughter. With the passage of time, the villa has changed owners several times, but its graceful and luxurious demeanor remains the same as before.

Today's Anna Villa has become the Qingdao study. This name may be too big, it is not like those delicate and elegant bookstore names, you can hear the story from the name. But when you walk into this bookstore and see the old houses with retro decorations, as well as those good books that are not necessarily best-selling but make people want to read, you will feel the spirit of this bookstore. The owner's romantic feelings.

▲ The seat next to the window on the first floor of the bookstore

▲ See the old city buildings through the window
Through the window, the old city of Qingdao has already started to drizzle. During the time when I was sheltering from the rain in Qingdao Bookstore, I was reading the fascinating text while feeling the cultural atmosphere here, which is really a wonderful feeling.

▲ stairs

A copy of "Old Stories of Qingdao", quietly opened up to me a vicissitudes of the city's past by the window of the bookstore on this rainy day. The old photo on the book cover is the Catholic Church not far away. The Buddhist scriptures should be Feicheng Road. Time seems to go back to the past, and the Qingdao study has become Anna's villa.

It is worth mentioning that there are two balconies on the third floor of the Qingdao study. Standing on the balcony, you can see the flow of people on Zhejiang Road and Qufu Road and the scenery of the old city near the church. After the rain gradually fell that day, I stood there and watched the scenery for a long time. Red tiles and yellow walls, with light rain, the rainy old city of Qingdao, an indescribable charm.

Film Museum, Qingdao 1907

16:00, light rain turned cloudy
When the rain stopped completely, I left the Qingdao study, and also left Zhejiang Road and entered Hubei Road. Soon after, we started to head to Qingdao's most famous old commercial street - Zhongshan Road. Just at the junction of Hubei Road and Zhongshan Road, an old building caught my attention. This is the place where China's first film was born, and today's film museum - the former site of the German Sailor Club.

▲ Former site of the German Sailors Club (Film Museum)
In 1907, the first cinema in China appeared in Qingdao. That is the old site of Sailor Club at No. 17 Hubei Road. The German Sailor Club was designed in 1899 and completed in 1902. It is the first auditorium and cinema in Qingdao, and it is also the earliest existing cinema in China.

▲ 1907 Movie Tavern on the 2nd floor

▲ The Film Museum on the 3rd floor
Qingdao has a long history with movies, and it has always been called a "natural studio". Many early Chinese films were filmed in Qingdao. It can be said that Qingdao is the witness of the entire early Chinese film history.

Today's film museum is rarely visited by tourists. I clearly remember that day, I walked up the spiral stairs alone to visit the museum on the third floor, and I saw less than 10 people until I left. Maybe it was raining, maybe it was the wrong time. But this old house, which witnessed the birth of China's earliest movies, may have fallen into the many high-rise buildings in Qingdao, submerged in the noise of Zhongshan Road not far away.
Time may take away the details of the past, but those unforgettable lights and shadows are left by the film, and are forever frozen in the black and white memory, allowing people to see the colorful splendor.

Zhongshan Road, the first commercial street in the old city

16:26 | Yin
Zhongshan Road in Qingdao is Nanjing Road in Shanghai and Wangfujing in Beijing. It is the most famous commercial center of the city and the most lively place in the old city of Qingdao. Zhongshan Road runs through the north and south, undulating and winding, like a historical stream, flowing in the hearts of old Qingdao people for a hundred years.

Zhongshan Road is connected to Zhanqiao in the south and Dayaogou in the north, with a total length of about 1,500 meters. It can be regarded as a "business card" of Qingdao and the "mother vein" of Qingdao.
Wandering around Zhongshan Road, you will be deeply attracted by the many historical buildings here, and you will also be infected by the sound of the sea not far away.

Speaking of the history of Zhongshan Road, it can be traced back to the beginning of the German occupation in 1897. At the beginning of the century, there were only one or two small villages in Zhongshan Road at that time. After Germany occupied Qingdao, it started from Qianhai Trestle Bridge in the south and ended in Dayaogou in the north. This urban road was built. This is the predecessor of Zhongshan Road. After the German-Japanese War of Qingdao in 1914, Japan replaced Germany for eight years of colonial rule over Qingdao. The southern section of this road was renamed Shizuoka Town, and most of the northern section was renamed Shandong Town. Therefore, Zhongshan Road still remains today. Some remnants of Japanese firm names were found. In 1922, China took back Qingdao, separated Tangyi Road, merged the north and south sections, and renamed it Shandong Road. Until 1929, in memory of Mr. Sun Yat-sen, it was renamed Zhongshan Road.

▲ Street shop on Zhongshan Road

There are many shops on Zhongshan Road worth visiting. The quaint and historic decoration contrasts sharply with the modern high-rise opposite.

I wanted to get up and leave the world of mortals, but the colorful clouds fell into the world.

A hundred years of vicissitudes, Zhongshan Road has witnessed the original appearance of the old city of Qingdao, and also witnessed the wind, frost, snow and rain experienced by the city. Just like the increasingly gloomy weather this afternoon, this old road has a heavy sense of history.
Walking on Zhongshan Road, you can see many old shops. Chunhe Building, Hongrentang, Qingdao Domestic Products Company... Over the past ten years after the reform and opening up, modern commercial buildings have gradually sprung up on Zhongshan Road, and the time-honored brands still remain.
Continuing all the way south along Zhongshan Road, you can lead to the sea. An old bridge on the sea, a place that is enough to locate the original story of Qingdao's history appeared here.

Trestle and beach

17:50 | Overcast to light rain

How would you describe the trestle bridge and the nearby bathing beach that evening? Obviously it is the most famous scenic spot in Qingdao, where tourists are crowded with tourists, but I saw loneliness and loneliness. On the seaside of the trestle bridge, dusk is not the setting sun at sunset, it is cloudy and drizzle, it is the foggy sea, it is the overwhelmed feeling lost in the hustle and bustle.

Passing through the hustle and bustle of Zhongshan Road, at the southernmost point where it meets Taiping Road, the trestle bridge looks like a long dragon protruding into the depths of the crescent-like Qingdao Bay. Qingdao Trestle Bridge was built in the eighteenth year of Guangxu in the Qing Dynasty (1892). It is the earliest artificial military wharf in Qingdao, with a total length of 440 meters. A semicircular breakwater is built at the southern end, and a two-story octagonal building in the form of an ethnic group is built inside the embankment.
Qingdao Zhanqiao was the only maritime "arms supply line" at that time, that is to say, whoever controls the Zhanqiao will control Jiaozhou Bay. In 1897, in the name of an exercise, the German army landed from Qingdao Bay, where the trestle bridge is located, and occupied Qingdao by force. The trestle bridge became the witness of the German army's occupation of Qingdao.

▲ Zhanqiao Beach
In the evening, there was a little rain on the beach near the trestle bridge, but it did not affect the tourists playing on the beach. The sandy beach, cloudy clouds, and the modernized Qingdao in the distance, there is a kind of incongruity, but it seems to be very harmonious. contradiction.
I don't know if it's because of the weather, but my mood became depressed. When visiting a city like Qingdao alone, it seems that you can't think too much, otherwise you will easily fall into a wonderful loneliness. This loneliness is uncomfortable, but profound. Not hypocritical, but insolent.
It must be like this on a rainy day in the sea.

By the time I decided to go back to the hotel, the rain had started to intensify. Until the heavy rain hit, there were quite a few waves in Qingdao Bay. Walking along the coastal road of Taiping Road and heading back towards the Great Hall of the People, the trestle bridge is getting farther and farther away, gradually disappearing into the sea of ​​mist, as if the history has disappeared in a long time.

In Qingdao that night, there was a sound of rain. Who would have thought that Jiaozhou Bay would be blue sky and blue sky the next day. The old city of Qingdao is about to take on a new look, with the most beautiful sun, the bluest sea, and the reddest tiles. . . A period of time in the old city under the sun is coming quietly.

Xiaoyushan, blue sea and red tiles in the old town on a sunny day

8:45 | Sunny
Open your eyes, the sun shines in, shining brightly. I know that Qingdao has ushered in a clear sky. I left the hotel with a small bag on my back and started a new day roaming the old city of Qingdao.

▲ Looking up, the sky is blue, and the sun shines on the leaves, revealing a golden light.
The air in Qingdao is moist and clean in the morning, with a slight taste of the sea. The morning in the old city is quiet, making people feel that Qingdao is like returning to the old days. The breakfast stalls on the street are emitting white smoke, soy milk, fried dough sticks, sweet foam, tofu nao. Make people drool.

Yesterday we headed west from the Great Hall of the People, and today we headed east. From Jintai at the intersection of Taiping Road all the way to the top of Xiaoyu Mountain, I want to overlook this old city under the beautiful sun.

▲ All the way to the top of Xiaoyu Mountain, walking in the deserted old streets

▲ The stairs connecting the upper and lower streets on Yushan Road

▲ A cat hiding in the yard of an old residential house

▲ Turn away from the sea and climb upwards, getting higher and higher. Wandering in the quiet mountain alleys, feeling today's sunny weather and the moist atmosphere of the sea. A person's journey is often more free and comfortable.

▲ Brilliant flowers bloom on the low walls of residential houses on Xiaoyushan Mountain Road

I walked in Xiaoyushan for a long time that day, all the way up the various quiet streets, and finally - I found it! wrong! up! square! Towards! (sweat..)
When I got close to the top of the mountain, I realized under the guidance of the locals that I climbed the wrong mountain! So he hurriedly turned around along the guided road, and found Yushan Road after thousands of turns.

Finally, not long after, I saw this tower, which also showed that I found Xiaoyushan Park.
Xiaoyu Mountain is not high, 60 meters above sea level, but it can overlook half of the old city of Qingdao. Mountaineering and overlooking, from west to east are the coastal trestles, Little Qingdao, Lu Xun Park, Aquarium, Huiquan Bay, No. 1 Bathing Beach, and Badaguan. .
Xiaoyushan Park Ticket: 10 yuan | Recommended play: 1 hour

▲ Climbing the tower of Xiaoyu Mountain, standing at the highest point, you can have a panoramic view of the beautiful sea

▲ Clear sky, red tiles and blue sky

▲ The Lu Xun Park at the foot of the mountain and the sea is exciting against the backdrop of green trees and blue sea. I really want to hurry down!

▲ On the west side, you can see the trestle bridge of Qingdao Bay and the tall buildings of the new city in the distance

▲ There are many high-rise buildings in the distance, and the nearby Taiping Road, with the sea and beach on one side, and the old city buildings with red tiles and green trees on the other side.

▲ Turning away from the sea to the north, you can also see a large red tile building, as well as the highest signal mountain in the old city

▲ The red mushroom revolving restaurant on the top of Signal Hill, the former site of the Governor's Mansion on the mountainside, and the Yushan Campus of Ocean University at the foot of the mountain complement each other

▲ Of course, the most beautiful thing is to look at the sea, so that the blue and the old city perfectly blend

▲ The endless sea, the blue sky, the boat going or returning

On Xiaoyu Mountain, I stayed for a long time. This is indeed a good place to overlook the old city and understand the structure of the old city of Qingdao. The breeze blows over, and the top of the mountain carries the smell of the sea tide. Looking at the sea or the old house at the bottom of the mountain alone, forget all the troubles, close your eyes, and stop for a while. The slight wind blows through the leaves, and you can feel the breath of this seaside city with blue sky and thousands of miles.

Xiaoyushan is not only Xiaoyushan Park, but also a large area of ​​old houses, former residences of celebrities and some hidden mountain cafes. So, if you come to Qingdao, just Xiaoyushan is enough for you to roam for a long time for a whole morning.

▲ Former residence of Zhou Shujia
Not far from Xiaoyushan Park, go down the mountain along the branch road of Fushan, and you will pass the former residence of Zhou Shujia, Xiong Xiling, Kang Youwei and Song Chunfang until you come to the No. 1 bathing beach at the bottom of the mountain. These old houses are built along the mountain road, and the deep courtyard tells different stories.

▲Spring Breeze Ten Miles Cafe on Fushan Branch Road

Strolling on the Fushan Branch Road, I was surprised that there were no other tourists, only a few rare locals walking on the road. On a small branch road that I couldn't see on the Baidu map, I walked down a small slope.

The road is very quiet, with walls on both sides and a long green pipe on one side, stretching all the way to the first bathing place at the bottom of the mountain. Going down the mountain road, I finally left the beautiful Xiaoyu Mountain and started a seaside tour.

The first bathing place, the seaside scenery of Huiquan Bay

10:17 | Sunny

At the foot of Xiaoyu Mountain, beside Huiquan Bay. In a place where ancient traditional villas and modern high-rise buildings blend, surrounded by mountains on three sides and facing the sea on one side. This was once the largest bathing beach in Asia, and it was also the first stop of my seaside route today - the first bathing beach in Qingdao.
Qingdao No. 1 Bathing Beach has a beach with a length of 580 meters and a width of more than 40 meters. The water in the nearby bay is clear and the waves are small, the beach is flat and the slope is gentle, the sand is fine and soft, and the natural conditions are superior.

The history of Huiquan Bay Bathing Beach can be traced back to 1901. This is the essence of Qingdao Seaside Scenic Area. At the beginning of the bathing place was built, it was exclusively for foreigners to bathe, and Chinese people were not allowed to enter. There were only about 100 bathers every year. It wasn't until 1914 that the baths were opened to Chinese people, and the number of bathers gradually increased.

▲ The scenery by the beach
When you come to the beach, you will feel that everything has become vast. I couldn't care less, took off my shoes, ran to the beach, and ran to the sea. Get close to the cool sea water.

▲ The bathing beach is usually very lively, and today's sunny weather is even more crowded with tourists

Starting from the first bathing beach to the west, along the coastline, the beach turns into a huge reef, and Lu Xun Park opens.

Lu Xun Park, blue sky, reef, sea

10:32 | Sunny

After crossing Qingdao No. 1 Beach to the west, you will come to Lu Xun Park, which stretches 2 kilometers along the coastline. It used to be painted on many Qingdao tourist souvenirs, which shows the status of Lu Xun Park in Qingdao.

Red reefs, green waves, green pines, and secluded paths are winding and colorful, with mountains and waters, elegant and fresh. If you are not satisfied with following the conventional road, you can take a step on the reef and take a look, it will definitely make you "relaxed and happy"!

▲ The sea is shining in the sun

The history of Lu Xun Park begins with the construction of the first bathing beach in 1903. After Germany invaded and occupied Qingdao, coastal wind-proof sand forest belts were successively built on various coastal headlands and slopes. The beach became a paradise for foreigners, and the black pine forest belt on the northwest side of the bathing beach became a place for tourists to enjoy the scenery. During Japan's first occupation in 1929, the black pine forest belt here was converted into "Akihama Park". After the Chinese government took back Qingdao, it was renamed "Seaside Park". After the liberation of Qingdao, the park has a considerable scale. In 1950, in memory of Mr. Lu Xun, the park was officially renamed "Lu Xun Park".

It is worth mentioning that there is also the Qingdao Aquarium in the park, which was completed on January 20, 1932. It is the first aquarium designed and constructed by a Chinese in my country, and it is the cradle of China's modern aquarium and marine scientific research.

▲ Locals fishing by the sea

Continue along the Lu Xun Park to the coastline and you will arrive at Little Qingdao.

The most conspicuous view of Xiao Qingdao must be the white conical lighthouse standing at the highest point, which is an important navigation mark for passing ships at sea to enter and leave Jiaozhou Bay. The lighthouse was built by the Germans in 1900 and opened in 1915. Whenever the night falls, the light shadows and waves form Qingdao - the scene - "Qinyu Floating Lantern". Little Qingdao This isolated island in the sea was once called "Akna Island" by the Germans, and troops were stationed there. After the Japanese occupation of Qingdao, it was called "Kato Island", and the local residents used to call it "Little Qingdao".
It's a pity that when I was getting closer to the small Qingdao and was about to go to the island, the hotel called to remind me that it was time to check out at noon. I hurried back to the hotel to pack my luggage, and then took a taxi to a hotel on the mountainside near Ocean University where I was going to stay tonight. In this way, I missed the little Qingdao.

Hongdao Road and Qingdao Bus

12:30 | Sunny

Hongdao Road is not well-known, it is just a small road on the mountainside near the northeast of Ocean University. One side is connected to the famous University Road, and the other side is connected to the former residence of Shen Congwen on Fushan Road, but this road is full of a sense of the city, hotels, spicy soup, and braised chicken. But it is not noisy, and under the shade of green trees, it seems peaceful in the afternoon.
Hongdao Road is the street where my hotel is located. I live here because it is close to Daxue Road and Ocean University. The hotel where I live is only 2 minutes away from the gate of Haida University on Hongdao Road, which provides convenience for me to go to Haida tomorrow morning~

After lunch near Hongdao Road, I waited for the bus on this road for a long time, ready to go to Tsingtao Brewery. There is only one bus, 220, on Hongdao Road. Waiting for the bus here makes people feel that the old city of Qingdao is really a "slow life". After a long trip, other locals are not in a hurry. I sat in front of an old canteen across from the bus station, drank a drink while waiting for the bus, and wasted my afternoon.

After a long time, I got on the 220 and walked along Hongdao Road and Qihe Road to the brewery. I went up and down the old streets and shaded by trees. When passing through Yan'an all the way, it also passed through the Qingdao Zoo like an urban forest. Sitting on the window seat of the bus, looking at this lush green road all the way, I arrived near the Tsingtao Brewery without knowing it. Outside the window has also changed from a quiet boulevard to a variety of barbecue shops and small restaurants with Tsingtao beer puree. Everything became lively again.

Tsingtao Brewery, a drunken afternoon

13:22 | Sunny

Speaking of Qingdao, in addition to the scenery of red tiles and blue sea, perhaps the easiest thing to think of is Tsingtao Beer. Even if I don't like drinking, it seems that I can't escape the fate of Qingdao's must-see Tsingtao Brewery (Tsingtao Beer Museum).

▲ Dengzhou Road, Tsingtao Brewery
Qingdao has a unique taste, which is the market flavor mixed with beer foam, seafood and barbecue. A small wooden table, a few small horses, in a small tavern less than ten square meters on the side of Dengzhou Road, if you say "boss, two beers!", the pure and fresh Tsingtao beer puree will rush The water dripped from the large silver wine jar into a plastic bag. Bags of draft beer can be seen everywhere here, people carry it, stand on the side of the street, sit by the road. Near Tsingtao Brewery seems to be a beer street.

▲ The gate of Tsingtao Brewery
Tsingtao Brewery is located at No. 56 Dengzhou Road, which used to be the site next to the Qingdao Crane Barracks. On August 15, 1903, German and British businessmen from the Anglo-Germanic Beer Company, in order to meet the beer demand of the occupying forces and the increasing expatriates, jointly established the "Germanic Beer Company Qingdao Co., Ltd.", which is The predecessor of Tsingtao Brewery.

▲ Dengzhou Road, a beer street
Today, the Tsingtao Brewery area has already become a beer street. Food stalls and small wine houses can be seen everywhere on Dengzhou Road and nearby streets.

▲ Tsingtao Beer Museum
On Dengzhou Road, the old factory building of the Tsingtao Brewery has now been built into the Tsingtao Beer Museum and is open to the public.
Tips: Qingdao Museum is open until 16:30, 50 yuan for off-season tickets and 60 yuan for peak seasons. There are many more set meals (including wine)

The museum is set up in the old factory building and old equipment of Tsingtao Brewery a hundred years ago. Taking Tsingtao Brewery's century-old history and technological process as the main line, it condenses the development history of China's beer industry and Tsingtao Beer, integrating cultural history, production process, beer entertainment and so on. , shopping and catering.

▲ Early buildings of Qingdao Brewery

Stepping into the museum is actually entering the site of the old Tsingtao Brewery. Here, you can see the development process of Tsingtao Brewery.

▲ Large cans of Tsingtao beer on the top of the factory building

▲ Inside Tsingtao Brewery
The museum is integrated with the current Tsingtao Brewery. You can see the history and the current production line during the visit.

▲ Inside Tsingtao Brewery
Walk in the Tsingtao Brewery, climb up the stairs, walk in the huge beer raw material processing and production line, and watch how Tsingtao Beer is produced step by step. It's kind of interesting.

Eat the beer beans from the Tsingtao Brewery, and have a glass of fresh Tsingtao beer puree! It tastes right! Afternoon time became drunk.

▲ The beer production line in operation

▲ Workers of Tsingtao Brewery

At the end of the tour, there are many interesting experience areas. Like a sloping house, it makes you feel "drunk". Hai will come to a lobby full of barbecue and beer smell, where you can get the puree to drink with the ticket.

▲ Very appetizing barbecue

What if you want to take away the fresh puree from the Tsingtao Brewery? Naturally, it is packed in a bag. In the 1980s, people mainly used kettles or thermos bottles to bring beer. But nowadays, in various taverns nearby, you can use a plastic bag to hold alcohol, which is very convenient. Qingdao people even gave it a special name - beer bags. After work, there are crowds of drinkers in suits and leather shoes or shirtless, holding beer cards, and bringing home a pocket of Tsingtao beer, which seems to have become a special landscape in Qingdao.

When the transparent beer glasses collide, the streets near the lively brewery are bustling. Here has become a small stronghold for people in the market, gossip news, national affairs, family affairs in the beer foam, and cheerful emotions continue to ferment in the neon lights at night.
Tsingtao Beer is already an indelible city symbol of Qingdao, and it is also flowing in the urban memory of several generations of Qingdao people.

Badaguan and Huashilou

15:16 | Partly cloudy

Leave the Tsingtao Brewery and return to the seaside. The business card of the old city of Qingdao - the trip to Badaguan finally kicked off.
I don't think I need to introduce too much, Badaguan is already one of the most famous scenic spots in the old city of Qingdao. No matter which travel notes you read, it is almost always a must-see.

▲ Early Autumn, Eight Gates
If it weren't for the beautiful scenery of Baguan, why should I live in Qingdao in this life.
The Eight Great Passes start from Taipingjiao in the east, reach Huiquanjiao in the west, go to Yueyang Road in the north, and reach the sea in the south. They have always been the most golden treasure in Qingdao. Over the past century, many domestic politicians and celebrities have been here, adding a lot of charm to Badaguan and leaving many anecdotes about celebrities.

▲ Near the Princess Building
Eight major gates The streets are criss-crossing, crossing left and right, like a chessboard, and there are lush trees everywhere. Of course, the most important thing is that there are nearly a hundred western-style villas with different shapes and unique and exquisite courtyards.

▲ Juyongguan Road

▲ Spanish style building
Eight Great Passes have an alias - "International Architecture Expo". The architectural styles of more than 20 countries, such as Russian style, British style, French style, German style, American style, Danish style, Greek style, Spanish style and Japanese style, are concentrated here. Among them, Butterfly Building, Princess Building, and Spanish Style Pavilion are particularly famous, and all of them are open to the public. Tips: All three attractions sell tickets, it is recommended to buy a pass (40 yuan, student ticket 25). Among them, the princess building is the most lovable in appearance, so it has a long and ostentatious appearance. Friends who want to go must arrange a time in advance.

But speaking of Badaguan, my favorite building is the flower stone building standing alone by the sea. When you come to Badaguan, after visiting various buildings, walk near the sea, and at the beautiful second beach, while seeing a beautiful blue, you will also see the flower stone building by the sea.

▲ Flower Stone Building
Huashilou is located on the headland at the southern end of the Badaguan scenic spot, backed by Badaguan, facing the second beach, and has a unique scenery.

Huashi Building was built in 1930. The exterior walls are made of granite stones, and the top of the tower is a crenelated parapet. It is a European castle-style building that combines various Western architectural styles.

▲ The interior of Huashi Building
After the October Socialist Revolution in the Soviet Union, a large number of Russians came to settle in Qingdao, and some of these Russians were quite wealthy. In 1932, a Belarusian named Gerasimov built this seaside villa on the corner of Linhai. This is Huashilou. Chiang Kai-shek lived here before liberation, and the spy chief Dai Li and the movie "Red Star and White Light" also lived here when they came to Qingdao. After liberation, Huashi Building became a building for Chinese and foreign distinguished guests. The house number is No. 18, Huanghai Road. Party and state leaders Dong Biwu and Chen Yi have all stayed here.

When we left Huashilou, it was getting dusk. The flower stone building looks solemn and solemn against the backdrop of the white clouds, telling the past history and vicissitudes of this seaside stone building.

After leaving the second beach, the sky has gradually begun to darken. With no destination, I continued to walk eastward along the coastline, heading towards the "Taipingjiao Park" marked on the map.

That was the sea that night, without too big waves, not too dazzling sunset and dusk. The sound of the waves, the sound of seabirds, I walked alone by the beach with my bag on my back, and I walked for a long time. The Cape of Peace is farther than I thought.

▲ Guo Moruo's Study Room
Walk along the coast, with the sea on one side and the mountain wall on the other. At No. 23 Taipingjiao, deep in the courtyard, a small building with red tiles is quietly built by the sea, counting down the years. This is Guo Moruo's study.
If you leave the beach and go up at this moment, and come to the busy Taipingjiao all the way, you will also see the former consulate sites of Belgium and Finland at that time. But I did not leave the coast, but continued along the sea.

Dusk gradually approached. The warm setting sun broke through the thick clouds and cast a golden light on the sea.
Qingdao is about to usher in the night.

Cape Taiping, watching the sea at dusk

17:27 | Cloudy

Qingdao's seaside can have many scenic capes, but Taipingjiao must be the most beautiful and the most unmissable one.
Taipingjiao was called "Ludou Island" in ancient times. After China regained its sovereignty, thinking of Qingdao, which had been repeatedly humiliated by foreign powers, and looking forward to peace from now on, a number of place names named "Taiping" were named, such as Taiping Road, Taiping Mountain, Taiping Bay, Taiping Point, etc., so the headland got its name.

▲ The setting sun shines on the evening sea that is about to darken

It takes a long way to walk around Taipingjiao along the sea, and there is no shortcut path that can be copied directly to the north. But it is also true, there are not many people going to the deepest part of Taipingjiao, and it is beautiful and quiet here.

▲ Taipingjiao Seaside Plank Road
Strolling in the evening at Taipingjiao, leisurely and comfortable. In this way, the evening wind blows from the seaside, and the 2.5 kilometers long coastal road seems to be very short.

There are wedge-shaped reefs at the junction of the headlands here, forming beaches one by one, among which are rare blue reefs. Looking at the sea, you can see the ships that are working in the sea, and the ships that are not only going away but also returning in the distance. Looking into the distance, people's thoughts seem to be easy to let go. It is really pleasant to blow the sea breeze quietly and feel the charming seaside evening in Qingdao.

Walk from Taipingjiao to the southernmost point and start to circle north. At this time, you can already see a modern building in the east. The May Fourth Square and the Olympic Sailing Park are not far away by the sea. For me, the "Old Town" is here to divide. I don't want to disturb the emerging Qingdao at that end.
Looking quietly at the development of this era, the tall buildings seem to be taller than the mountains in the distance. Qingdao is developing at an unprecedented speed. Fortunately, the old city has not changed. As long as we look back, the green trees, red tiles, and old houses continue to tell moving stories in this coastal city.

Mid-mountain night and internet celebrity wall

20:56 | Cloudy to sunny
I don't think even the people of Qingdao know how an ordinary intersection between Daxue Road and Yushan Road suddenly became the Internet celebrity wall today. But now this intersection is indeed crowded with people, and there is a lot of ostentation every day, which has the momentum to compare with the old houses along Daxue Road and Yushan Road.
Of course, I'm talking about daytime.

When night fell, I lived near Daxue Road but had never visited Daxue Road before I came here. The evening wind was blowing on Daxue Road in the middle of the mountain, and I was belching, and the boiled seafood I ate just now seemed to have not been digested. Accidentally walked to the intersection with Yushan Road. Surprised - hey! It turned out that there was no one at night!
In fact, the night at this intersection is also quite beautiful, and it has a unique movie texture. On the side of Daxue Road is a traffic light. When it turns from red to green, the wall on the side of Daxue Road will quickly change from warm to cool green. It forms an interesting contrast of cold and warm and light and shadow with the wall of Yushan Road that cannot be illuminated by lights, which is really beautiful.

Of course, the most important thing is that no one will compete with you for the background at this time! You are the protagonist, you can make concave shapes as you want, and take as long as you want!

Along Daxue Road, I headed towards Huangxian Road. In my impression, Huangxian Road is a place full of literary and artistic atmosphere, with rows of cafes and pubs. It must not be difficult to find a quiet bar. Just enough to kill this somewhat charming night. However, I was wrong.
All the way from Daxue Road to Huangxian Road, there was no one in sight! Walking to the former residence of Lao She, it was completely black! When I saw cafes and bars, they all closed their doors! Well, what a quiet old town!
Suddenly, I felt very deserted, and I didn't want to go to the Qingba even if I met again. Now, I just want to have fun!
So, I turned to the sea, and I knew very well that there must be many people on the beach. Sure enough, after returning to the busy Taiping Road, I went down to the beach and stood there with the dark sea in the distance and the brightly lit tall buildings standing beside me. There are many people on the beach, picking up something on the reef after low tide. Only then did I realize that compared to the beach I saw yesterday evening, the beach tonight seems to be much bigger, and it seems that the sea has receded a lot. Sitting on a rock, I turned my back on the neon lights of the city, and looked at the stars and fishing lights in the distance of the sea.
Qingdao Old Town, thank you for this charming night. The lighthouse of Xiao Qingdao, the direction of the guide is like the shore of Ranwu Lake on a certain day.
In the depths of the endless sea, the lost ship will finally reach the harbor.

Ocean University, morning light and soft rain

8:55 Cloudy to light rain, light rain to sunny
Speaking of Haida, it was really a long time ago. On the site of Ocean University of China, which is located on Xiaoyu Mountain today, how many historical fluctuations have been experienced, and how many beautiful old buildings and celebrity anecdotes have been left behind.

In the early morning, the fresh air was spreading in the middle of Xiaoyu Mountain, and I walked into the Haida campus from the hotel less than 2 minutes away. The Haida campus in early autumn has a unique cultural atmosphere and a heavy sense of history, which makes people seem to be walking in a university or in a period of time.

Walking around Ocean University, there are not many people on the campus road in the early morning. Students holding books or basketballs pass by, a kind of youthful vigor intends to cover up the past here. But whenever I look at those unnamed school buildings and old buildings, I clearly know how many stories have been staged here, and what key roles they have played on the stage of Qingdao history.

▲ Science Museum

▲ Quiet campus streets

The vicissitudes and fate of Haida's old site can be described as a thousand times.
On November 14, 1897, Germany invaded and occupied Qingdao under the pretext of "Juye Teaching Case", and Qingdao has since become a colony. At that time, Germany named Qingdao Mountain Bismarck Mountain and built Bismarck Barracks under the mountain. After the Beiyang government took back Qingdao, it founded the private Qingdao University on the barracks in 1924, which was the predecessor of Haida. In April 1930, the Nanjing National Government established the National Qingdao University here, and in 1932, it was renamed the National Shandong University. In 1937, after the outbreak of the Anti-Japanese War, Shanda was ordered to move to Anqing, Anhui, and Wanxian, Sichuan. It was not until the spring of 1946 that the National Shanda University resumed at the former Xiaoyushan site. In 1958, Shandong University moved to Jinan as a whole, and the Department of Oceanography, Fisheries, and Geology in Qingdao established Shandong Ocean College, which was renamed Qingdao Ocean University in 1988. In 2002, it was finally renamed the Ocean University of China today.

▲ Greenery in front of the old house

Walking around the campus of Haida University, looking at the old houses that were built without knowing when, and recalling the changes and changes of schools in this land in the past hundred years, I really feel that the years have passed.

▲ A glimpse of the sea

▲ football field

▲ Through the iron net, a ball game is being held on the court. At a higher place is a beautiful building with red tiles and yellow walls. At a higher place, you can see the tower of Xiaoyushan Park.

▲ Go down to the football field and get close to the campus life

▲ In Haida, I saw the former site of the Governor's Mansion on the hillside of Signal Mountain. It is really a beautiful and unique building

The Haida campus can be said to be built on the slope of the mountain, with roads going up and down, climbing up and down. The Yushan campus with towering green trees and various buildings hidden in the campus make this place extraordinarily charming.

During my visit to Haida for more than an hour, the weather turned from cloudy to rainy, and then from rainy to sunny. The drizzle in the early morning of Haida left a deep impression on me. Take shelter from the rain under the trees, downstairs of the school building, or walk on the road without hesitation at all, watching the soft mountain rain, the water flowing down the slope or stairs, the crisp raindrops hitting the stone steps, and no pedestrians on the road.
This is a rare feeling. It seems that the sea and the rain are a perfect match. Only the sound of rain can describe the countless historical past.

Yushan Road and the art museum on the slope

9:45 | Cloudy to overcast

From the main gate of the Haida campus, it happens to be Yushan Road. Yushan Road is from Daxue Road in the northwest to Wendeng Road in the southeast. The total length is only 896 meters, but it is a rather charming road with a steep slope.

Yushan Road was built during Japan's first occupation of Qingdao. The gravel road is the access road leading to Huiquan Bay and Zhongshan Park from the urban area. The former residence of Liang Qiushi, the former residence of Collaborative Zhou, and the former site of the Qingdao Branch of the Red Cross. . The beautiful old houses on Yushan Road and the sloping road form a moving pattern.

▲ Intersection of Yushan Road and Jinkou 3rd Road

▲ Cafes on Yushan Road

▲ The red wall on the side of Yushan Road is covered with ivy

▲ Qingdao Art Museum (former site of Qingdao Branch of the World Red Cross)
The former office building of the Red Cross is located at No. 37 Yushan Road. It was built in 1937 and completed in 1941. It is an imitation of German architectural style. It is a 4-story steel-concrete building with a dome, three floors above ground and one floor underground. The building is made of granite feet and rough stone windows, which looks solemn and solid. After liberation, it was taken over by the Qingdao China Relief Association. The office building was used by the Qingdao City Library. The Houshi Library moved to Shandong Road, where it was incorporated into the Qingdao City Museum. After the museum moved to Laoshan District, it became the current Qingdao Art Museum.

▲ It just so happens that the art museum is holding an exhibition. A painting of the old city of Qingdao by a child attracted my attention.

▲ A residential building on Yushan Road

▲ The greenery on the iron bars

Yushan Road is not long, and soon disappeared at the intersection not far away. Yushan Road is not as famous as its neighbors University Road and Huangxian Road. Although there are many historical buildings on this old road on the slope, it still seems to be deserted and forgotten on the corner of the street. Perhaps only a few tourists who want to see the gate of Haida will come here.
From Taiping Road by the sea all the way up Daxue Road, very few people turn to Yushan Road behind the busy internet celebrity wall. Most people continue along Daxue Road and then go to Huangxian Road.
Perhaps Yushan Road is only reserved for a few bosom friends who belong to it. In this lively corner, we can exchange the past with them.

Daxue Road, time travel

9:51 | Cloudy to sunny

In Qingdao, every old road has a story. The story of Daxue Road, both in history and today, is so brilliant and fascinating. This is another such "slow" and "romantic" road, starting from the busy Taiping Road by the sea in the south, and reaching the bustling Beer Street in the north - Dengzhou Road, but Daxue Road has no commercial and street atmosphere at all. With a petty bourgeois and comfortable appearance, under the two rows of towering trees, he looks comfortable and lazy.

Along the vermilion wall, turn from Yushan Road to Daxue Road. The famous internet celebrity wall appears here. Then, like most tourists, I started to roam along Daxue Road. Behind is the Taiping Road and the sea that are getting farther and farther down the mountain, and in front of you is the upward mountain road with no end in sight.

Daxue Road is the earliest modern street in the history of Qingdao, also known as "Qingdao No. 1 Road". It was first built after Germany invaded and occupied Qingdao. At that time, a modern road was laid along the Qingdao River, and a stone bridge was built at the intersection of Huang County today, so that the road extended northward, called Osterpass Street. In 1924, the private Qingdao University was built on the nearby Bismarck barracks. So far, the road in front of the university has been renamed University Road. Afterwards, Ren Xuefu's vicissitudes changed dramatically, and Daxue Road has always been called Daxue Road, and it has never been changed.

▲ Small shop on Daxue Road

▲ The old house on Daxue Road
On both sides of Daxue Road, there are dense century-old paulownia trees, and the old buildings with red brick tiles or yellow walls are hidden behind the shade of those trees. Strolling on Daxue Road, you will be infected by the romantic atmosphere and comfort here.

Huangxian Road, Interpretation of Qingdao Literature and Art

10:05 | Sunny to cloudy
Roaming on Daxue Road, if you are not paying attention, you may miss the inconspicuous intersection with Huangxian Road. Then I will tell you that you may have missed the most artistic street in Qingdao at the same time.

▲ Turn quickly when you see the street sign!

Huangxian Road, adjacent to the old "Shandong University", the old museum, the old library and the Ying Hotel, has been famous all over the country for its unique geographical beauty for many years. Walk along Huangxian Road, where you will see pubs, cafes, bookstores, former residences of celebrities. A short Huangxian Road seems to want to describe the literary and artistic atmosphere of Qingdao in one breath.

▲ Cafe on Huangxian Road

▲ A grocery store

▲ Western old things, there is a feeling that people want to explore

Speaking of the beginning of literature and art on Huangxian Road, it may be possible to trace it back in the years when singing and dancing were flying all over the sky. From the 1980s to the early 1990s, for more than ten years, a generation of people was busy in the streets and alleys of Huangxian Road. Break dance masters twirled and danced wildly on the street, singers sang freely on the street, and the old buildings hidden in the courtyard seemed to be bustling. It has gradually become a gathering place for literature and art.

▲ Former Residence of Lao She
On Huangxian Road, I have to mention the former residence of Lao She. Lao She wrote his famous "Camel Xiangzi" in this old yellow house at No. 12 Huangxian Road. From 1934 to 1937, Lao She lived here most of the time.
Tip: Tickets are free, friends who plan to come pay attention to avoid Monday (closed)

▲ Guestbook

▲ Deserted Island Bookstore
After visiting the former residence, don't miss the "desert island" with only about ten square meters on the side.
On the side of the former residence, there is an inconspicuous door, and there is a rather distinctive bookstore-Desolate Island.

Deserted Island Bookstore is located in the corner of Lao She's former residence, with yellow-gray exterior walls, reddish-brown doors and windows, and simple solid wood signboards, which are low-key but not lacking in literary temperament. Walking into the bookstore, you can see the old solid wood furniture from the 1930s, and the portraits of Lao She, Xiao Hong and others are displayed on the bookshelves.

▲ An umbrella in the bookstore
The bookstore is so small that you can see everything at a glance. But there's a lot to like about it. In addition to books, there are also some cultural and creative products that are also attractive.

▲ The lights of the deserted island bookstore

▲ In addition to the small shops along the Huangxian Road, the paintings on the walls along the road are also eye-catching

▲ Huangxian Road Wall Painting

▲ The little girl eating ice cream

▲ Mailbox wall? nice!

▲ Reluctant Day and Night Cafe
Another recommended shop is at the intersection of Huangxian Road and Longjiang Road. A small two-story building with green vines covering the walls. This is the famous Internet celebrity cafe in the old city - day and night.

▲ In front of the Bushe Day and Night Cafe, you can already feel the literary and artistic atmosphere, attracting many tourists to take pictures in front of the door

▲ Inside the cafe
Reluctant Day and Night is not big, although it has two floors, the number of people it can accommodate is still limited. The interior decoration is simple and simple, which complements the appearance of the old house. The small coffee shop smells like coffee and books, the retro color is mainly green, and the warm-colored lights make people feel warm.

▲ In addition to Internet celebrity cafes, there are also many shops on Huangxian Road that you will miss if you don't pay attention. This is the case with the North Island on the 17th. With the closed gate, you don't know what kind of shop is in the courtyard.

The short Huangxian Road is the best interpretation of literature and art in the old city of Qingdao. Here, a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, a book or a door can make a dark time profound and unforgettable, and let art and culture infect the old city with the most romantic humanistic atmosphere.

The former site of the Governor's Mansion, a magnificent castle building

10:37 | Cloudy

Turn from Huangxian Road to Longshan Road, and then go straight to Signal Hill. Soon, you will see the former site of the German Governor's Palace on the middle of the mountain. Yes, you can see it from far away! Because it is so spectacular! It can be said to be the highest representative of German architecture in China.

▲ The former site of the Government House in Germany
Although I had prepared it for a long time, I was still shocked when I saw its appearance up close for the first time. This "Yingbin Building" is so beautiful that it deserves to be the former Governor's Mansion.

The Governor's Mansion, also known as the Guest House, is a typical German-style castle building. Once it was completed in 1907, it has been peerless and loved by architects and artists. The location of the Governor's Mansion is close to the south and the north, which is rare in Qingdao. In addition, the building itself is magnificent, which makes people feel solemn and solemn.

The Governor's Mansion is a four-story building, the first and fourth floors are auxiliary rooms, and the windows are obviously too small. The second and third floors are the main offices, with large doors and windows, spacious and bright, and a balcony-like promenade on the sunny side.

▲ bathroom

It is an interesting thing to visit the Governor's Palace. Walking inside seems to see various historical stories that were shown here in the past. A brief introduction to the history and role of this place:
In 1914, Japan replaced Germany's dominance in Qingdao, and the Japanese garrison headquarters in Qingdao worked in this building.
At the end of 1922, the Chinese government took back Qingdao, and it was changed to the office of Jiao'ao Commercial Port Supervisory Office and Jiao'ao Commercial Port Bureau.
After April 1929, it successively became the offices of the Qingdao Receiving Commissioner's Office, the Qingdao Special Municipal Government, and the pseudo-"Qingdao Special Municipal Office".
On June 2, 1949, Qingdao was liberated, and the Qingdao Municipal People's Government worked here.
In 1995, it became a national key cultural relic protection unit.

▲ Surroundings of Governor's Mansion

▲ Start down the mountain after leaving the Governor's Mansion
Although it is halfway up Signal Hill, I still decided to leave Signal Hill until the end. Maybe it is because of the unique charm of Signal Hill, I want to go to its height at the end, overlooking the whole picture of the old city along the way in the past few days.
So after leaving the Governor's Mansion, I started to go down the mountain, and I also encountered many unknown but quiet and beautiful Qingdao Old Streets.

▲ There are many intersections and small streets in Qingdao, which are actually quite beautiful
These old streets in the middle of the mountain go up and down from time to time, with an intersection, a few old houses, and a few telephone poles in a mess and feel that they should exist. Perhaps this is the charm of the old city. You don't need to go to famous scenic spots, where there is beauty written over time.

Guangxi Road and Post and Telecommunications Museum

11:53 | Cloudy

Speaking of the central business district of Qingdao, you may think of the CBD of Xincheng, which is full of tall buildings. But in fact, as early as when the Germans built the old city, a commercial street had already been planned. That is Guangxi Road.
When I left the mountainside of Signal Hill, I went back to the hotel to pack my luggage and store it at the front desk. Then I went down to the seaside at the foot of the mountain and came to this Guangxi Road full of history.

Guangxi Road was once called Prince Henry Street and Saga Town. It was the earliest asphalt road in old Qingdao. It was long, wide, flat and tree-like. It was built between 1899 and 1901, with a total length of 1,600 meters. It was the first place where Qingdao's underground drainage pipeline was built.

Guangxi Road was already separated by vehicles and sidewalks when it was first constructed. The sidewalk is also planted with black locusts shipped from Berlin.
If you look down on Guangxi Road from a high altitude, you will find an interesting phenomenon. It is parallel to the two very famous old streets I mentioned earlier - Hunan Road and Taiping Road. Hunan Road is in the north (background), and Taiping Road is in the south (near the sea). It is not difficult to see that the Germans thought carefully about Qingdao road planning at that time. By 1914, at the end of the German occupation, Guangxi Road was already full of high-rise buildings, bringing together department stores, newspaper offices, post offices, police stations and other institutions. Today, one of my important itineraries is to go to the old post office at that time-now the Qingdao Post and Telecommunications Museum.

▲ Qingdao Post and Telecommunications Museum at the intersection of Guangxi Road and Anhui Road

Wandering Guangxi Road in autumn, passing by the old post office, has been deeply attracted by the appearance of this old building. The Qingdao Post and Telecommunications Museum is located in the former site of the Jiaoao German Empire Post Office. It was built in 1901 and is the earliest existing post and telecommunications business building in Qingdao.

▲ The post office's red walls, green plants, and bustling Guangxi Road

▲ Inside the museum
The Post and Telecommunications Museum has three floors: the first floor is the reception hall, the antique telephone wall, Jiaoao 1901 courier service, and the souvenir shop, which are open to the public for free. The second floor is the main exhibition hall, which requires a ticket to enter; the fourth floor is Hall 1901 of the tower building.
The main exhibition hall on the second floor displays many old objects related to post and telecommunications, as well as the history of post and telecommunications in Qingdao.

That day, I walked into the main hall on the second floor alone, and there were no other tourists except a boy in his 20s. I looked at the old objects in the museum and passed the time. I also seemed to walk into history, listening to the past and reading the mottled years.

▲ A glimpse of the exhibition hall on the second floor, the layout of the old post office
Speaking of the earliest post and telecommunications in Qingdao, it can be traced back to 1893 when Germany occupied the front. At that time, the Qing government established the first modern communication institution in Qingdao, the Jiaoao Telegraph Room, in Yangjia Village, behind the Yamen of the General Army of Jiaoao, and Qingdao Post and Telecommunications took an important first step.
After Germany invaded Qingdao in 1897, relatively systematic post and telecommunications facilities and management mechanisms were established in Qingdao leased and towns along the Jiaoji Railway. In 1914, after Japan replaced Germany, it took over these post and telecommunications institutions. Later, in 1922, 1938, and 1945, with the vicissitudes of Qingdao's history and regime changes, the post and telecommunications system was successively controlled by the government that occupied Qingdao at that time. Until the founding of New China in 1949, Qingdao's subsequent post and telecommunications system also entered a period of great development.

In addition to the museum of the old post office, there is also a cafe on the first floor of the post office building, with simple decoration, it is worth visiting. I love it here.

▲ Decoration inside the cafe

▲ Tower stairs
However, the most impressive thing is the 1901 Hall on the tower directly connected to the 4th floor of the museum. This is the only century-old wooden tower currently open in Qingdao. The Gothic structure of the twin towers in Hall 1901 of the tower demonstrates the construction technology of 120 years ago.

Today's twin towers are separated by stairs, and the two towers are equipped with seats. It is a shop that integrates bookstores, cafes, and cultural and creative supplies, full of historical charm.

▲ On the wooden tower 120 years ago, read a book "Qingdao Past Events"
In the time at the top of this wooden tower, I seem to return to the beginning of a hundred years of vicissitudes. The old post office on the side is still talking about the years. It has witnessed the century-old changes and development of Qingdao Post and Telecommunications, and Qingdao has also witnessed its decline, rise and upcoming future.

Feicheng Road, the neglected old street next to the church

13:34 | Sunny
In the afternoon, Qingdao was sunny again. I went back to Zhejiang Road Catholic Church. This is also the last place I will go before going up Signal Hill. Not the church itself, of course, but a nearby road called "Feicheng".

▲ Intersection of Zhejiang Road and Qufu Road
Re-meeting Anna Villa, re-encountering Zhejiang Road, and seeing the church again was different from the cloudy and rainy day two days ago. The sky has gradually cleared up, and there are many tourists and crowds near the church.

▲ Sunny Church, Brightness is a kind of beauty
Passing through the crowded square in front of the church, I finally saw the Feicheng Road that I ignored that day-this old street that goes all the way down.

▲ Feicheng Road
The most famous Catholic church in Qingdao, the house number is Zhejiang Road. Many tourists and even locals also call it Zhejiang Road Catholic Church, but in fact it is at the east end of Feicheng Road. Because the roads in Qingdao are very irregular, Zhejiang Road is in the shape of a "ㄣ", and this short horizontal line is the beginning of Feicheng Road.

Feicheng Road is an old road with a steep slope, and it is a typical representative of the road created by the terrain of the mountain city of Qingdao. Looking up at the church from here, it is magnificent and beautiful.

Feicheng Road was originally named Bremen Street, and it was called Maguan Town during the Japanese Occupation. Feicheng passed Zhongshan Road, passed through the original German police station (police station) and then arrived at the railway. At the intersection with Zhongshan Road are two old German buildings, one is the Hamburg building, and the other is a two-story building with a tower. It is said that it used to be a German hotel. Feicheng Road was originally a news street, where "Pingmin Daily", "Zhengbao", "Qingdao Daily", "Qingdao Advertisement", as well as Qingdao News Agency and News Agency were all set up here.

Walking on the mottled old stone road of Feicheng Road, it seems that you can touch those historical traces

The buildings on both sides of Feicheng Road are full of sense of age, and with its beautiful slope, this street has a unique beauty no matter looking up or down.
Perhaps Feicheng Road is no longer so well-known now, or it has always been submerged in the glory of Zhongshan Road and Zhejiang Road. But this old street, which stretches down next to the church and witnessed the development of Qingdao's journalism, left an unforgettable and deep impression on me this afternoon.

Huangdao Road, the taste of the old market under the market

13:54 | Partly cloudy
After leaving Feicheng Road, I passed the church and started heading all the way to Signal Hill, and finally I will go to my last old city attraction to overlook this beautiful old city.

▲ Unknown old buildings can be seen everywhere

Just when I was approaching Guanxiang Mountain, a road extending downward suddenly appeared. Compared with Feicheng Road, this road is narrow and busy, but it has the same charming slope. This is the once prosperous Huangdao Road.

Huangdao Road was an area inhabited by Chinese people in the colonial era, and the conditions were relatively poor at that time. The old road is paved with mottled stone slabs. Due to the large and narrow slope, it is not open to traffic so far. Only nearby vehicles stop here.

The stone step road in the middle stage of Huangdao Road is unique in the island city. From the 1920s to the 1950s, Huangdao Road was a road market for a long time, and the market stalls accounted for half of the width, mainly selling some old cavalry, ceramics and wood, poultry, seafood, etc. Full of rich city flavor. Until 1957, after the cooperative movement, the road market began to shrink. However, the new era also rose for a while, but it gradually declined.

▲ Huangdao Road under the market
Today's Huangdao Road is no longer lively, park a few nearby cars, and you can vaguely see some popularity at the fruit stalls on the street. The bustling Huangdao Road in the past no longer exists. In fact, in Qingdao, there are still many such old streets and alleys. They all prospered for a while and have their own glorious past and history, but they all gradually develop with the times, decline, and fall silently.

Signal Hill, overlooking the old city half mountain and half sea

14:12 | Cloudy
After leaving Huangdao Road, continue to go up, every corner of the mountain road, every old building is lovely. I really like the old city of Qingdao more and more. I can't bear to leave.

▲ The corner of the mountain road

Finally, not long after, I climbed to the top of Signal Hill, sat in the red mushroom revolving hall, and overlooked the old city with a 360-degree view of the half-mountain and half-sea, a patch of red tiles and old houses.

▲ Looking at the former site of the Governor's Mansion on the top of the signal hill

▲ Looking at Taiping Road and Zhanqiao from the top of Signal Hill

▲ overlooking the beautiful Qingdao

Signal Hill is a taller mountain in the urban area. After the completion of Qingdao Port, there is a signal flag platform on the mountain, which is specially used to transmit signals when ships and sailboats enter the port, so it is named "Signal Mountain", also known as "Hanging Flag Mountain". Facing the sea in front and the old city in the back, it is the best viewing spot for viewing the Qianhai scenic spot and the urban landscape.

Speaking of the history of Signal Hill, it starts with the occupation of Signal Hill by German imperialists when they occupied Qingdao in November 1897. At that time, the German army took this as a commanding height and pointed their guns at the Qing government's general office, forcing the Qing army to withdraw. Later, the earliest radio station in Qingdao was established on the mountain, and a signal guidance station was set up to command ships in and out of Jiaozhou Bay.
Here, the beautiful Jiaozhou Bay has an unobstructed view of the ships, with the red tiles of the old city in the middle of the mountain. The beautiful sea is far away from the old city, which is pleasing to the eye.

The church at the foot of the mountain, the new high-rise building, the old house... That day, I stayed in Signal Hill for a long, long time. Looking at this beautiful scenery alone, empty your mind.

Overlooking the old city on Signal Hill, it seems like I want to count every building and every road I have walked in the past few days. The context of the old city is gradually becoming clear. It is the salty Taiping Road by the sea, the embassy street full of French plane trees in early autumn, the tall red spire of the Catholic Church, the vicissitudes of the Anna Villa and the Film Museum, the trestle bridge and Lu Xun Park. Cote d'Azur. It is the taste of beer in the beautiful afternoon, and it is the voyage of fishing boats in Taipingjiao at dusk and sunset. It is the Internet celebrity wall at night in the middle of the mountain, and it is the soft light of the morning rain of Ocean University. .

The beautiful old city of Qingdao, in this autumn, finally coincides with my most extreme imagination of the sea, literature and art, and the most splendid and beautiful life. Although the weather is sunny and cloudy, it also creates a multi-faceted and unique scenery of the old city.

At the end, listen to the mountain rain in Daocheng

16:46 | Overcast to light rain
The last time of the old city is in a small cafe on Xiaoyu Mountain. That day, I dragged my suitcase and walked up Xiaoyushan, passing Daxue Road and Yushan Road. When it was about to reach the top of the mountain, it was raining.

The "August Restaurant" on Xiaoyu Mountain seems to be hidden in a secret place. After turning a few corners, I finally found this Internet celebrity cafe. Not many guests today, maybe because of the rain. I ordered a cup of hot coffee and sat quietly by the window, listening to the mountain rain.

▲ The biggest feature of this cafe is that you can drink coffee while overlooking the beautiful scenery under Xiaoyu Mountain

A cup of coffee kills the last lazy and comfortable time in the island city. In the warm cafe, a few cats meowed. The rain gradually became heavier, and the sound of the rain was clear, ticking on the eaves, and there were a few traces of water on the windows. The sky is gradually darkening, and the old city is about to enter the night.

Looking at the rain outside the window, I waited for the night to fall alone.
Goodbye, Old Town. 1 person, 3 days and 72 hours, this is the most beautiful island city memory.
Sunny and rainy, rainy and sunny. From the German prison to the former site of the Governor's Mansion, from the Flower Stone Building in Badaguan to the art gallery on Yushan Road.
Encountering literature and art on Huangxian Road, roaming on the beautiful streets of Daxue Road and Zhongshan Road. Or noisy, or quiet.
The story of the old city may be like this mountain rain, the sound is in the ear, with a unique charm, beating the thoughts of tourists.

This is the old city of Qingdao. Just let the details unfold.
When the warm wind blows, just stand at that intersection!
While the sun shines through the gaps in the leaves that are in a hurry,
Every time there is a breeze blowing over the leaves, the old stone road will leave a halo that flows like water waves.

Stairs that go up and down from time to time, tabby cats in the flowers on the low wall, and an unnamed old house covered with ivy.
Close your eyes, and you can hear the singing of wind and waves in your ears.
Is it the sea? Just at a corner you haven't had time to think about,
The other end of the red tiles and green trees turned out to be blue already.

Fall 2019.
Qingdao Xiaoyushan August Restaurant. rain.