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Chicken Cages Outside Hakka Village House

Hong Kong Museum of History

Hakka were agriculture-based Chinese that migrated to Hong Kong in 18th century.
The cages were used for keeping, transporting and selling chickens.
Because the house was small, the cages were normally kept outside their houses.

The cages were made from Bamboo.
Bamboo is widely used in Asia, from fences, walking sticks, furniture, chopsticks,
hats to musical instruments.

Posted on 18 July 2008
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endre novak20-Jul-2008 17:40
excellent image.
Guest 20-Jul-2008 12:37
Wonderful composition and light... another beautiful image, CM!
2004 19-Jul-2008 11:17
Good angle and compostion !
Debbie Blackburn Beierle19-Jul-2008 06:15
Wonderful lighting/tones and textures. Thank you for the information, CM!!
hugo poon19-Jul-2008 06:08
Wonderful tone and textures!!
Simon Chandler19-Jul-2008 03:26
Excellent angle and composition for a realistic looking scene. Love the tone. v
Guest 19-Jul-2008 02:19
Excellent light.
Susanne v. Schroeder19-Jul-2008 00:12
Wonderful tones.
Fong Lam18-Jul-2008 20:01
These may be chicken cages but they're certainly skillfully crafted.
Another outstanding image, Kwan.
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography18-Jul-2008 18:35
Good shot indeed, V.
Raymond18-Jul-2008 18:02
Whoa... I wouldn't want to be a chcken in Hong Kong ! (or anywhere else for that matter !)... as for the bambo... what I seem to remember from Hong Kong is the bambo scafolding used to build house several stories high !
Another great low light shot... wow... Nikon sure got it right with their low iso... amazing clarity and... no noise at all !
TuTmin18-Jul-2008 17:23
great capture.thanks for your sharing.voted
Claude Martin18-Jul-2008 16:33
Nice point of view, well focused on the subject...V
Guest 18-Jul-2008 16:18
Nice view from this angle.
Walter Otto Koenig18-Jul-2008 15:21
Very nice details and angle on this. Another amazing low light shot. I suddenly feel the need to buy a D3. "V"
Guest 18-Jul-2008 13:41
No wonder Hong Kong got people speaking Hakka. I like the loneliness in this shot, very well represent things of the past.
XiaoBernard9918-Jul-2008 13:11
I don t remmeber this one CJK.We can imagine the the hangering for the transport.Thanks for your comments