“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”
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The RTHK Studios Hong Kong…and some gates

Posted: March 3rd, 2013 | No Comments »

I’ve gone about old gates on this blog before (I know, it’s all a bit obscure). Anyway, I was up at RTHK in Hong Kong the other day on The Morning Brew with Phil Wealan talking Midnight in Peking, Badlands and all that. I love the RTHK Broadcasting House (廣播大廈) building on Broadcast Drive in Kowloon Tong – it has a real 1960s feel on technology and broadcasting. RTHK moved into the building in 1969

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Of course over the years the building has changed – actually I think not so much inside – still today it has the feel of the interior of the old Broadcasting House on Portland Place, now superseded by the new Broadcasting House round the corner. And so to get back to gates – Interesting to me is that the entrance appears to have moved since the start – obviously security concerns and all that – but, as these pictures poorly indicate because they’re hard to snap – it does appear there were some nice designed gates that originally led into the complex and that are now all blocked up.

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