Risking getting squished by a bus to get that must have image

Olive Batley R.I.P., Mainland Chinese kids run wild in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Central and my favourite orb spider dies a glorious death in battle

 An image I just had to get

An image I just had to get

At a particular spot on Peak Road (yes, the one that leads to the Peak!) you can get a fabulous view of Aberdeen and some of our outlying islands... problem is there is no pavement and it is on a sharp bend and there are loads of tour coaches whizzing by every couple of minutes... the things I do to get the shot.

 Tragic

Tragic

I spent a couple of hours in Hong Kong Cemetery in Happy Valley, what a fascinating place... this gravestone caught my eye... what a tragedy

 These little buggers ran riot in the lobby of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel

These little buggers ran riot in the lobby of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel

Squinting eyes, muttered curses, yup - there was a party of 10 Mainland Chinese Tourists checking out of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel and these tykes ran wild in the lobby, shouting and screaming and pushing the suitcase along at high speed and all the while Mum and Dad sat there laughing at the antics of their misbehaving offspring.

Credit to the security staff in the Hotel for having a sense of humour, I cannot repeat what the other guests in the lobby were saying. .....

 A glorious death

A glorious death

One of my favourite Golden Orb spiders is now an ex - spider - it looks like it died in battle with another Orb which also departed this mortal coil, some smaller spiders had moved in and were chowing down on them... 

 Plenty more hanging around

Plenty more hanging around

I spotted this Orb spider in a web that was about 9 feet across, it was gigantic! 

 Yes it really does say HK$8,750,000

Yes it really does say HK$8,750,000

We have been looking for an ornament to adorn our somewhat size challenged living room so I got very excited when I saw that this Jade Buddha was on sale at a huge discount, my heart sank when I saw the discounted price was still HK$8,750,000 or US$1,125,000 - I am now wondering if they have a payment plan....

 Scooter Guy

Scooter Guy

Scooters here are getting larger and more powerful, pity about the dodgy red helmet.

 I got lucky

I got lucky

 Same butterfly different angle

Same butterfly different angle

Butterflies annoy me, they simply will not sit still long enough to get a decent image so I was amazed when this little blighter landed right in front of me and sat still for a whole 45 seconds. Yahoo!

 It must have looked really good in the 1970's

It must have looked really good in the 1970's

I got this image by holding my camera above my head as I was stood outside the entrance. The house is located on Stubbs Road and it is so 1970's but it is really showing it's age, shabby is the word that springs to mind. I doubt very much the owner cares what people like myself think, after all it is a huge house with a great view.

 Composition son, composition

Composition son, composition

I am getting a bit arty farty with my images taken from the Peak

 One stop from Causeway Bay

One stop from Causeway Bay

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 If you are stuck for something to do, contact me, I take last minute bookings

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