Living in a Cage (13 pics)

Posted in       17 Jan 2012       10168       6 GALLERY

The city of Hong Kong is said to be one of the world's richest cities. It is a city with more Louis Vuitton shops than Paris. But its wealth also has a darker side. The property boom in the city keeps escalating, forcing tens of thousands to reside in the most deplorable of living conditions.

 

This series of photos taken by British photographer Brian Cassey show the other live, with some forced to share rooms and sleep in cages measuring just 6 feet by 2.5 feet (1.8 meters by 0.7 meters). And if you think that's bad, the source also reports that these cages are being charged around US $130-$200 a month by unscrupulous landlords.

The cages are packed 20 to a room, and up to three levels high. The residents of cage homes share a bathroom, but have no cooking facilities.

The alternative is life on the streets.


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karurosu 9 year s ago
Just sad, this is horrible.
       
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Enter your name 9 year s ago
why homeless people always smoke cigaretts ??
       
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Rivas 9 year s ago
Why rich occidentals always ask stupid questions ? Because they don't give a shit dumbass.
       
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orendadude 9 year s ago
They are the 99%
       
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ptpie 9 year s ago
they used to live on the roof tops 1960's
       
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gigantes 9 year s ago
i'd rather live in a cage than a hole in the ground or a tar shack, or be homeless outdoors. as long as there's not violence and excessive noise i can think of many worse situations to be in.
       
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