Sad but true: when many people see the word caged in Hong Kong, what will come to mind first is the existence of people known as cagemen -- whose terrible living conditions was the subject of Cageman, Jacob Cheung's 1992 Hong Kong Film Awards best film winner -- more than cages that house animals.
At the same time, since I prefer to see wildlife living in the wild -- this admittedly even more so after having had the experience of going on safari in East Africa (first in Kenya, then subsequently in Tanzania) -- I have not been to a zoo in decades. (Indeed, the zoo part of the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens is pretty low in my list of places in Asia's World City to visit.)
So I was wondering how I could participate in this week's Photo Hunt -- until I was leafing through the set of photos I took on my favorite hike of 2010 -- along the Nei Lak Shan Country Trail that yielded great views of the Ngong Ping 360 cable car as well as Big Buddha and surrounding countryside. More specifically, I got to thinking that the each of Ngong Ping 360's cabins physically resemble cages -- and it is true enough that they are designed so that once you're inside, you can't get out of them by yourself! :D
In any case, I figure this is as good an excuse -- and opportunity -- to share a few scenic photos of Hong Kong with those who visit this blog. So I am trusting that you guys and gals will be okay with this creative interpretation of this week's Photo Hunt theme... ;b