Postcard from... The Vatican

Postcard from... Berlin

Postcard from... Madrid

Postcard from... Hong Kong

Mao Zedong features in an animated film about his teenage years

Postcard from... Beijing

Mao Zedong’s face already adorns every bank note, and a portrait of the Great Helmsman graces the gates of the Forbidden City at the heart of the capital Beijing. Now China’s founding father is set to feature in an animated film about his teenage years.

La Rambla Flower stall

Postcard from... Barcelona

For years, the lines of florists stalls and their brightly coloured bunches of flowers have given La Rambla, one of Barcelona’s most-appealing  tourist attractions, a perpetually festive air. But there are fears that they may soon disappear.

Postcard from... Brussels

Postcard from... Canfranc, Spain

The new headquarters of the People's Daily newspaper

Postcard from... Beijing

Postcard from... Madrid

Postcard from... Brussels

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