A couple has pictures taken on Qingdao's beach No. 2, which is located in the center of the old town. German forces landed on beach No. 2 in 1897 and occupied the town.
A makeshift barber shop in the old town of Qingdao, China.
Workers are taking a break from renovating a colonial style house in the center of old Qingdao. Preservation is getting increasingly important as the old town attracts tourists.
Two men have lunch in a small street cookshop. Tsingtao beer, established by a German beer company in 1903, is often sold in plastic bags.
A man carries bird cages through he former German neighbourhood of old Qingdao.
A young boy plays among boxes of beverages in front of a shop in the old town of Qingdao.Tsingtao beer, established by a German beer company in 1903, is sold everywhere.
Bathing Beach No. 1. The building in the bckground is a former hotel, it now serves as the office of a Chinese trade company.
A European style coffeshop in the old town of Qingdao.
A christian couple marches down the aisle during a mass wedding at the German protestant church in the old town of Qingdao. The christian community has about 1200 members.
Art students are seen painting pictures of the old German protestant church in the old town of Qingdao. The christian community has about 1200 members.
The former German church is now a popular place to have wedding pictures taken, traditionally in rented European style dresses and before the actual wedding.
Men play volleyball on beach No. 2 in the center of old Qingdao. Qingdao is a well known destination among Chinese due to its beaches and moderate climate.
Men are playing xiangqi, a Chinese variation of chess, in a park in the old town of Qingdao.
A couple enjoys the view across the bay of Jiazhou, where Germany established its only colonial protectorate between 1897 and 1914 in Asia.
The old German built buildings house many small shops, many of which sell dried seafood in many variations.
A woman passes a police station built by German authorities, still used as such.
A young boy wlaks down the market street of old Qingdao playing games on his mobile phone. The street was built during the German occupation of Qingdao.
Cleaning staff on its way to work. The original clock tower and station still stand next to the modern renovation that was designed with similar European architecture. The SiFang railway station was Qingdao's interim railway station until the Olympic Games renovation was completed at the ShiNan District train station August 2008. It also hosted the first CRH trains between Qingdao and Beijing.
Wú Jiē now inhabits the former house of German customs director Ernst Ohlmer in the old town of Qingdao.
A blind man begs for money on the pier of Qingdao. In the distance Prinz-Heinrich-Hotel can be seen, a hotel built by and for German settlers in 1906.
Besides fried seafood a woman sells a sort of sausage which was introduced during the German occupation.
A waitress at a German style beergarden and restaurant located in a building which was formerly used by the German International Club of Qingdao.
A woman passes a shop located in an old German brick house in the center of old Qingdao.
A street scene in the new part of Qingdao. The city now has a population of over 8 million and is the economic center in Shandong province.
Overlooking the new part of Qingdao. The city now has a population of over 8 million and is the economic center in Shandong province.