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The Grand Walk Vauxhall Gardens London

The London Gardens of Sin and Sex

Pleasure rules at Vauxhall Part II source:bbc af Amsterdam, 18 May 2021–Music was a major draw for the 1,000 or so nightly visitors to Vauxhall, which hosted the leading musicians and composers of the day; George Frederic Handel made regular appearances; and Thomas Arne – best known for “Rule, Britannia!” – was Tyers’ in-house composer.…
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Vauxhall Gardens

The London Open Gardens for Pleasure and Sin

The Vauxhall Gardens from the bbc Amsterdam, 18 May 2021– A flash of green amid traffic-choked roads, elevated railway lines and anonymous high-rise apartment and office blocks, Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens is a well-kept but unremarkable south London park.  When I visited on a sunny spring afternoon, wildflowers dotted the grass and shouts sounded from the football…
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Making Foreign Serve China

Reporters looking for a job in Beijing, London and Elsewhere – IV

The New China Story Amsterdam, Feb. 18th 2021 “Making the Foreign Serve China” was one of Chairman Mao’s favoured strategies, as epitomised by his decision to grant access in the 1930s to the American journalist Edgar Snow. The resulting book, Red Star Over China, was instrumental in winning western sympathy for the Communists, whom it…
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CCTV Tower Beijing

Reporters looking for a job in Beijing, London and Elsewhere – III

The New China Story Amsterdam, Feb. 18th 2021– But foreign journalists working at Xinhua, the state-run news agency, see their stories reaching much larger audiences. Government subsidies cover around 40% of Xinhua’s costs, and it generates income – like other news agencies, such as the Associated Press – by selling stories to newspapers around the…
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