Monday, November 24, 2014

Jado Sushi, Frederick Douglass Blvd., Harlem, Manhattan, New York, New York

Calamari, dish cool design

2118 Frederick Douglass Blvd. / 115 St.

Sushi Medley

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Beach, Hilton Qingdao Golden Beach, Huangdao, China

view of Hilton towers from Golden Beach

birch trees with bamboo reinforcing

Zhan Qiao Pier, Qingdao, China

Zhan Qiao means "loading pier" and was built in 1930.  The octagonal pavilion is called the Billowing Back & Forth Tower.  It is the symbol of the Tsingtao Brewery.

St. Michael's Cathedral visible from Pier

Wisteria on "steroids", trunk 1 ft diameter !

Battalion House, Qingdao, China

1899 residence of German battalion commanders

Former Kiautschou Empire Court, Qingdao, China

1914, arch. Hans Fittkau

Former Kiautschou Government Office, Qingdao, China

1914, arch. Hans Fittkau
The Kiautschou (German spelling) Bay Concession existed from 1898-1914.  In Nov 1897, the German Navy seized Jiaozhou Bay under the pretext of ensuring that reparations were paid for the murder of two German Catholic missionaries. The Germans set up wide streets, solid housing and a sewer system and a safe drinking water supply, a rarity in Asia.

After a minor British naval attack on the German colony in 1914, Japan occupied the city and the surrounding province during the Siege of Tsingtao after Japan's declaration of war on Germany in accordancewith the Anglo-Japanese Alliance.  The failure of the Allied powers to restore Chinese rule to Shandong after the war triggered the May 4th Movement.  The city reverted to Chinese rule in December 1922 under control of the Republic of China.  Japan re-occupied Qingdao in 1938 with its plans of territorial expansion onto China's coast.

built in final year of German control

adjacent ally

adjascent residences

Signal Hill Park, Qingdao, China

Mogu Lou

XinHaoShan Park offers 360deg views of the city and has a revolving lounge in the mushroom-like Mogu Lou observatory.

view from park entrance

residence near park entrance

Protestant Church

view west, downtown

observation plaza

revolving observatory

Kiautschou Governor's Mansion

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Villa Gelpcke-Koenig, Qingdao, China

Kiautschou Judge Gelpcke (1899); arch. Max Knopff

Stonework retaining wall below Villa

tree-lined streets

Train Station and Station Hotel, Qingdao, China

Old Station, clock tower

Station Addition
Commercial Bldg on Friedrich St. (1905)  
Commercial Bldg on Friedrich St. (1905)
Commercial Bldg on Friedrich St. (1905)

Station Hotel

No. 12 Jiangsu Rd. (1905), Li Deshun (Mitsui)