Bloody great big spiders are lurking all over the Peak in HK

Up close and personal with planes landing at Hong Kong International Airport, some really lovely slope work and Fat Angelo's at the back of Chungking Mansions


 The stuff of nightmares... the Golden Orb spider

The stuff of nightmares... the Golden Orb spider

Maybe it's the mating season, maybe it's the sunny weather... whatever it is the Golden Orbs are swarming all around Lugard Road at the Peak... today I came across 5 of them each one larger than the last.

I have overcome my fear of them and by golly they are beautiful but I get the distinct impression I am the only person (+ my clients!) who are aware of these creatures lurking just feet away, shame really as they are fascinating and boy can they move across their gigantic webs. 

If you think that I am getting a bit obsessive about these 8 legged freaks then you are right, we do not have much in the way of Nat Geo Wild creatures so when something like these spiders come along then I am going to make sure everyone knows - it certainly beats the hell out of the pathetic reptile house at our Zoological and Botanical Gardens.

 United Airlines

United Airlines

 Cargolux

Cargolux

 EVA Air

EVA Air

I am pretty sure that our International Airport does not have an observation deck so that Anoraks can take photo's of planes taking off and landing... no matter, today I got lucky, this is taken from within the Asia Expo MTR Station just past the airport,  the zoom on my Olympus XZ -1 frankly is pathetic but I am pleased with the image quality.

I am feeling very anorakish tonight. 

 A slope

A slope

A lovely bit of slope work, the Government Department responsible must be very proud. 

 This is NOT a reference to my brother in law

This is NOT a reference to my brother in law

I have been here a few times recently and it is jolly nice.. the best part.. obvious innit.. HUGE servings. 

 A truck on Lugard Road

A truck on Lugard Road

To get to my spot on the Peak you have to wander along Lugard Road and for those who are sceptical of my assertion that cars and trucks do go along Lugard Road, here is proof! 

 Starbucks

Starbucks

I have been trying to figure out just how many outlets Starbucks has in Hong Kong, getting any sort of reliable info is proving difficult, I reckon between 120 - 190 at least and I know I could go to the store locator and spend 3 hours doing the "manual search" but I am not that much of an anorak

 Sweet

Sweet

It maybe an old model but this is one sweet car and looked after with love and care. a pretty decent number plate as well. I like Bentley's, always have. 

 No retouching

No retouching

Being a distinctly amateur photographer I often wonder what makes a great photograph... I guess I will never know, however I do like this one, there was no set up, I walked up to the plant, said hi and fired away. 


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Posted on July 11, 2013 and filed under Spiders, Snakes + Bugs.