Pavilion on the Ocean
About 125 miles (200 km) from Changle, the small county I live in, there is coastal city called Qingdao, which has become one of my top places in the world to live in for longer periods. Qingdao has some German influence in her architecture due to previous occupation (I’ll share pictures of it in the next coming posts). Today the city is changing very rapidly. The coast and some kilometers inland are strongly marked by her growing economy. There are wide and clean streets, high quality transportation, and a lot more to say (and show with pictures) that I’ll share with you later. This post is about a the Huilange Pavilion which is build in the ocean and connected to a 1400 feet pier called the Zhan bridge. Huilange has become an icon of the city and it is possible to see it from many touristic and scenic areas of the city. If you would like to see any of the following pictures enlarged, click on it.
The couple of days I was in Qingdao was too cloudy, that is why I don’t have pictures with radiant blue skies. Also it seems that in other occasions, when there is a strong wind, there are waves that may reach up to 32 feet (10 meters) high hitting the pier, a worthwhile spectacle for the many tourists. Hopefully I’ll be able to see it.
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