Two types of protection came to mind when mulling this week's Photo Hunt theme -- and while neither of them are unique to Hong Kong, both of them may well be especially prevalent in this part of the world.
The first of these comes in the form of the local police force: specifically, one that has a high 85% community confidence rating; many of whose members can be seen walking street beats in various parts of the often quite hilly territory during the day and night, come rain or shine.
And speaking of rain: this is a place whose denizens take rain very seriously. (For proof, check out these official rainstorm warnings as well as the umbrellas and awning set up to protect patrons and operators, respectively, of the dai pai dong (open-air food stall) in the second picture above).
Incidentally, for those who enjoyed my 33rd Hong Kong International Film Festival coverage, here's a movie-connection addendum/bonus of sorts: i.e., apart from the local constabulary prominently figuring in many a Hong Kong movie (think the various Police Story films, among others), I'm also pretty confident that this dai pai dong pictured above is: the one that Tony Leung Chiu-wai's cop character was eating at when he bumped into Faye Wong's lugging market produce in Chungking Express; and is adjacent to the one where Simon Yam and co ate at in Triangle... ;b