Hong Kong Tours | My love affair with the Golden Orb spider in Hong Kong

0 - 60mph in 4 seconds - the Ferrari, an ex - turtle contemplating the afterlife and those expensive Happy Valley apartments 

 simply magnificent - the "FACE" orb

simply magnificent - the "FACE" orb

 The stuff of nightmares

The stuff of nightmares

Commonly seen in the Amazon rain forest, the Golden Orb spider is simply magnificent and a trip to the Peak to see them is a darn sight cheaper than trekking to the Amazon. 

The first image is clearly the "Face" orb, kind of creepy actually but it does have a face.. you can stare at them for 5 minutes and nothing happens and then "poof" they have gone from 0 - 60mph in 1.2 seconds so be careful.

Spider watching to me is infinitely more rewarding than bird watching. 

 stunning acceleration

stunning acceleration

I love the "stop motion" setting on my camera - you can see here just how fast this Ferrari was compared to the rest of the traffic, he just blew them away and that engine sound...... 

 An ex turtle

An ex turtle

This is what a turtle looks like when it departs this mortal coil - I have to say that the turtles at the Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple don't seem to last long, this is the 3rd one in 2 weeks that has become an ex turtle, still the fish in the pond didn't care they were all feeding on the corpse. 

 The Leighton Hill Apartments

The Leighton Hill Apartments

In terms of cost per sqft it is rumoured that the Leighton Hill Apartments are the most expensive apartments in Hong Kong... probably because they overlook the Happy Valley racetrack.

 rain drops

rain drops

Makes me wish I had a decent camera..  

 A dodgy Mainland Chinese cruise ship

A dodgy Mainland Chinese cruise ship

Even from a distance Mainland Chinese cruise ships do not inspire much confidence, they just look grotty and up close they are rust buckets, still at least this one had an off beat paint job. 

 An interesting crest/badge/logo

An interesting crest/badge/logo

This is the Indonesian crest and you can see it outside the Indonesian Consulate on Keswick Street in Causeway Bay

 I love burning incense

I love burning incense

In the not too distant future I am going to invest in some camera lenses that will allow me to do macro images - spiders and burning incense will be my two favourite subject matters. 

 Way out in the sticks

Way out in the sticks


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Posted on July 28, 2013 and filed under Spiders, Snakes + Bugs.