You guessed it, another Golden Orb spider sub species

I have still NOT been to Disneyland in Hong Kong - but am getting closer and closer, a wolf like dog at the Peak and Kowloon Mosque on Nathan Road

 

 The   smiley face   sub species of the golden orb spider

The smiley face sub species of the golden orb spider

 ... and what an amazing web

... and what an amazing web

I came across another beautiful Golden Orb spider yesterday, in fact I passed within an inch of it without realising it... perhaps I am in a minority of one here but I get terribly excited about these spiders, what I find strange is when my blog posts featuring spiders are posted to facebook I get 2 likes yet anyone posting an image of a meal they are eating gets 5,000 likes!  

I imagine the vast majority of Hong Kong's population have no idea these gorgeous creatures exist... now when I find one I point it out to anyone walking past and quite a few people get worked up ( I haven't decided out of pleasure or fear yet )

I think this one is quite amazing, if you look closely at the "face" of the spider there is a smiley face design!! and look at that intricate web. WOW!!!

.... Lugard Road at the Peak, home to the Golden Orb Spider... huzzah for 8 legged freaks!

 The Disneyland Hotel

The Disneyland Hotel

 The interior of the Disneyland Hotel

The interior of the Disneyland Hotel

 The Disneyland Maze

The Disneyland Maze

 The Disneyland Train with velvet seats

The Disneyland Train with velvet seats

 Really, really cheesy

Really, really cheesy

 Very Harry Potterish

Very Harry Potterish

 This is what all the fuss is about

This is what all the fuss is about

This is the closest I have been to Disneyland Hong Kong, this is not a reflection on Disneyland, I am sure it is an amazing place, it just isn't for me. 

 Looks like a wolf to me

Looks like a wolf to me

I am not really a dog person but this wolf like dog was almost as attractive as it's owner, the dog laying down seemed to realise that the really big wolf/dog could probably have it for breakfast so it gave up the fight.... I am not so sure the dogs appreciated being outside in 33C heat and 90% humidity. 

 How it looked in the 1970s' as well courtesy of the sepia tone setting on my imaging software!

How it looked in the 1970s' as well courtesy of the sepia tone setting on my imaging software!

Located on Nathan Road next to Kowloon Park it is a lovely building, very photogenic

 Not quite as exciting as the Golden Orb spider

Not quite as exciting as the Golden Orb spider

I am now getting quite adept at taking photo's of butterflies

 Tsuen Wan MTR Station

Tsuen Wan MTR Station

End of the line on the red line, actually most visitors become aware of Tsuen Wan when they visit Hong Kong but never go there, the red line of our MTR System is Central to Tsuen Wan and is probably the most used line on the system.. unless you live in Tsuen Wan then there is not much reason to go...

so...  The Nina Tower + Hotel & Convention Centre, the Yan Chai Hospital, a couple of nice parks, the truly awful Panda Hotel and a place where normal folk live... personally I think it is an interesting place to visit if you have some spare time

 Pizza vomit drying in the road

Pizza vomit drying in the road

Food? Medicine? Road Kill? Pizza Vomit? - who knows, this stuff was drying on a road?? 


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Posted on July 15, 2013 and filed under Spiders, Snakes + Bugs.