Next Stop Hong Kong | My old school | Island School on Hong Kong Island

...and yet more Golden Orb spiders and yet more images of the Opus Apartment block on Stubbs Road and to finish King Yin Lei Mansion also on Stubbs Road

 Island School - my old school

Island School - my old school

Arriving in Hong Kong in 1972 I originally went to Glenealy Junior School and then migrated to the big school - Island School. Originally Island School was based in the old red brick building on the right and then we moved to the blue and white new school, I remember clearly the fact that all the pupils and staff had to carry all the desks and chairs to the new school. 

I am a member of the Island School Alumni Association but never go to reunions and to be honest the last time I was anywhere near the school was in the late 1970's... one of these days I will go back and get some photo's. 

 Mum and Dad

Mum and Dad

 scary innit

scary innit

When I have some free time I am going to go back in the bush and do my best Dr. Brady Barr impression and go on a spider hunt to find some new subjects, I know where to go and I am hoping the 5 spiders I encountered a few months back have grown to gigantic proportions... one thing is for sure, my fear of spiders has gone. 

 Put   that   address on your personalised notepaper... 

Put that address on your personalised notepaper... 

 I am guessing these are not the water / sewage pipes. 

I am guessing these are not the water / sewage pipes. 

 oh, wow. 

oh, wow. 

I am all out of superlatives to describe the Opus Hong Kong apartments, in case you missed the news, the British Consul General is living in this block, I will drop her a line and see if I can wangle a dinner invitation. 

 The door to the secret garden of the King Yin Lei Mansion

The door to the secret garden of the King Yin Lei Mansion

 Magnificent

Magnificent

I have written about this fabulous old house a few times.. Stubbs Road on Hong Kong Island is home to 3 of my favourite buildings - this old house, the Opus Hong Kong apartment block and the "chopsticks".

 oh my gosh

oh my gosh

..... and talking of the "chopsticks" this is them in all of their posh glory

 another bug

another bug

 Not quite as colourful

Not quite as colourful

The problem with flying bugs is the little buggers always fly off before I can get a decent picture, these two obliged for once.

 One of the best views in Hong Kong in one of the most dangerous locations

One of the best views in Hong Kong in one of the most dangerous locations

This is Peak Road (yes, it leads to the Peak) and see where the red taxi is.. well that is the spot where you can get some amazing views of Aberdeen on the south side of Hong Kong Island.. problem is, by standing there you risk life and limb from all the tourist buses, the no. 15 bus and a myriad of trucks, cars, motorbikes and taxi's - there is no pavement on this stretch of road.

You have to be stupid to a) walk there and b) stand and take pictures but hey, I have the stupid gene and boy, the images I got made it all worthwhile, so watch this space. 

 Not much going on here either

Not much going on here either


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Posted on August 7, 2013 and filed under Spiders, Snakes + Bugs.