What We Loved This Week, May 22 – 28

Published May 27, 2016
Updated May 26, 2016

Vintage Photos Of Summertimes Past

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As the mercury inches ever upward in the summer months, the lure of TV and air conditioned abodes intensifies. Before AC and screens dominated daily life, warmer weather drew people out — not in.

Even if you won’t be caught dead outdoors this July, you can live vicariously through these Vintage Everyday photos of people who have ventured outdoors in the summer, and enjoyed it.

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Inside Hong Kong’s Tiny Cage Homes

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Hong Kong is one of the wealthiest cities in Asia, yet you’ll find hundreds of thousands of people living in what the government calls “inadequate housing” — which for some means tiny wire cages.

Incredibly, the 16-square-foot cages rent for around $170-$190 USD, which if calculated by cost per square foot makes them more expensive than the most posh apartments in Hong Kong.

Nevertheless, the United Nations calls these squalid conditions “an insult to human dignity,” and as these photos show, it’s easy to see why.

Hong Kong Cage Homes

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Lower Level

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