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Views of Qingdao, then and now

(chinadaily.com.cn) | 2021-03-15

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The Zhanqiao pier is an iconic landmark and well-known tourist spot in Qingdao. This now 440-meter-long strip was a military wharf more than 100 years ago. [Photo by Zhao Jianpeng/for chinadaily.com.cn]

Qingdao, Shandong province, is a vibrant metropolis teeming with people, businesses and high-rises. Growing from a small fishing village more than 130 years ago, the city still boasts many old-time looks.

Follow local photographer Zhan Jianpeng and experience a century of transformation.

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A train track reached to the end of the Zhanqiao Pier in 1901. The octagonal Huilan Pavilion stands at the end of the pier. It was built in 1930. [Photo by Zhao Jianpeng/for chinadaily.com.cn]

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A hundred years ago, the tower of the Qingdao Railway Station was a local landmark. [Photo by Zhao Jianpeng/for chinadaily.com.cn]

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A glimpse of Taiping Road, one of main roads along the city's coastline, past and present. [Photo by Zhao Jianpeng/for chinadaily.com.cn]

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An outfall beneath the dike at the south end of Anhui Road, built over 100 years ago, is still in use today. [Photo by Zhao Jianpeng/for chinadaily.com.cn]

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The Qingdao Post and Telecommunication Museum, a European-style building on Anhui Road, kept most of its original shape over 100 years. Back then, it was postal and telecommunications business. [Photo by Zhao Jianpeng/for chinadaily.com.cn]

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