When I was a kid, I used to watch a lot of movies. I remember my sister and I going to the Saturday matinees for $2.50 each. And it's like $12 a ticket! Oh, how I love to look back at the prices of the past! I have been having these Baby Boomer recollections recently!
The movies I loved the most were the ones about New York…Big! Home Alone 2! Ghostbusters! I loved how people always went to Central Park and did STUFF.
Well, Hong Kong has a park where we can go and do STUFF as well…Actually, there are a few parks, but Kowloon Park is one of the most popular.
I was down in Tsim Sha Tsui (TST) today and was just taking a break at Kowloon Park before an appointment. Seeking some shade and silence, I headed up to the Aviary.
The Aviary is up on the hill and is, basically, a large birdcage where people can circle around and view the birds in their habitats. Walking into the Aviary also, sort of, made me feel like I too was entering a birdcage. It made me feel like Alice in Wonderland for a split second, then lines of Maya Angelou's I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings flowed into my head and I found myself a bit contemplative.
It's absolutely a beautiful experience to see such wonderful birds, but it is also a bit sad because these exotic birds are caged without consent.
With all these mixed emotions, the Aviary was a good hour spent for me contemplating a bunch of the things that I have been dealing with recently.
Its peace and quiet calmed my, then, nerves and stress into peace and quiet.
I'm quite thankful that there is a place in the center of the crazy TST where I can take a mini break from everything.
***Views as I ambled around the Aviary***