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Highlight for Album: * GALLERIES* Desert Polynesia, I.E.- Palm Springs, CA Area
* GALLERIES* Desert Polynesia, I.E.- Palm Springs, CA Area
We've made two trips to the Palm Springs Area in the last two years. Here are several albums full of Desert Polynesia. Unfortunately, not a great deal remains of this once mighty Tiki nirvana. Two Galleries lurk within- comparisons between our 2003 and 2005 trips to the Caliente Tropics and the now defunct Tiki Spa.

Last changed on 05/26/05. This album contains 174 items.
This album has been viewed 1968 times since 05/26/05.
Sub-albums:
* GALLERIES * Caliente Tropics, Palm Springs, CA (1223 views)
Caliente Tropics - Palm Springs, CA April 2003 (4379 views)
Nightime on the Lanai, April 03 (1105 views)
Caliente Tropics, after Tiki Oasis V, May 2005 (2274 views)
Nightime visit to the Tropics and Reef bar, May '05 (1126 views)
* GALLERIES * Tiki Spa in Palm Springs, CA (1893 views)
Remains of the Tiki Spa- Palm Springs, California 2003 (1428 views)
Possible work being done on the Tiki Spa? 2005 (1180 views)
Don the Beachcomber, Palm Springs, CA (1776 views)
Tiki Oasis 5, Palm Springs Architecture Tour (1438 views)
Driving around town Palm Springs, CA (1188 views)
The remains of the "Escape" night club (1258 views)
Haleiwa Joe's seafood grill. Ranch Mirage, CA (1305 views)
The Tropics Motor Hotel, Indio, CA (1193 views)
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Highlight for Album: Wildwood, NJ 2/07/06
Wildwood, NJ 2/07/06
The Wildwoods in New Jersey are perhaps the east coast's best surviving examples of Googie architecture. That said, though, they are already GREATLY diminished from even just a couple years back. More than 70 of the hotels were already gone before we made this trip. Sadly some of the best examples of the Tiki achitectural style were already gone- the Kona Kai and the Tahitian. I only have four words for anyone interested in understaning midcentury commercial architecture- "GO NOW! Don't wait!"

Last changed on 05/24/06. This album contains 188 items.
This album has been viewed 1450 times since 02/09/06.
Sub-albums:
Wildwood Tiki related (1402 views)
Wildwood Ala Kai (1119 views)
Wildwood Ala Moana (1181 views)
Wildwood Aloha (1048 views)
Wildwood Hawaii Kai Condos (1447 views)
Wildwood Island Motel (1033 views)
Wildwood Mali Kai (1081 views)
Wildwood Royal Hawaiian and Singapore (1586 views)
Wildwood Tangiers (1055 views)
Wildwood Waikiki (1140 views)
Wildwood Other (1272 views)
Wildwood Apollo (1027 views)
Wildwood Astronaut (1000 views)
Wildwood Bayberry (1033 views)
Wildwood Beach Colony (1076 views)
Wildwood Bel Air (992 views)
Wildwood Biscayne (1027 views)
Wildwood Carribean (1078 views)
Wildwood Chateau Bleu (1038 views)
Wildwood Eden Roc (1869 views)
Wildwood Panoramic (1032 views)
Wildwood Pyramid (1025 views)
Wildwood Reges (989 views)
Wildwood Shalimar Resort (1023 views)
Wildwood Financed by Commerce Bank (991 views)
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Highlight for Album: Exotica '03 - Outside Trader Vic's, Chicago, IL, R.I.P
Exotica '03 - Outside Trader Vic's, Chicago, IL, R.I.P
Tiki time- all the Time!

Last changed on 09/24/06. This album contains 2 items.
This album has been viewed 1380 times since 01/17/04.
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Highlight for Album: Tropical Bistro Late '07
Tropical Bistro Late '07
A late in the year visit to the Columbus, Ohio's Tropical Bistro. These are from late in the evening, so we could get lots of pix of the space itself.

Created on 02/13/08, last changed on 02/18/08. This album contains 49 items.
This album has been viewed 2196 times since 02/13/08.
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Highlight for Album: Trader Vic's - Atlanta, GA
Trader Vic's - Atlanta, GA
A holiday excursion to Trader Vic's Atlanta- one of the most wonderful- and intact- Tiki palaces we've toured yet! Neither words, nor pictures can express the intricate beauty that is one of our most treasured surviving temples.

Last changed on 12/06/04. This album contains 20 items.
This album has been viewed 1688 times since 11/30/04.
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Highlight for Album: Pacific Restaurant, Sterling, VA photos from 1/21/06 R.I.P. July 2008
Pacific Restaurant, Sterling, VA photos from 1/21/06 R.I.P. July 2008
Update- Alas, the Pacific is not more. It too has passed on into the deep jungle mists. Fortunately, many of the recipes and drinks should live on at Cheng's- Cheng's Oriental Restaurant Route 7 - Regal Center 20921 Davenport Drive, Sterling, VA 20165 Original album description- If Vera's White Sands is our local Maryland authentic 'vintage' Tiki, The Pacific in VA is our 'local' neo-Tiki. Despite its brick exterior, an exotic oasis awaits! Unfortunately, our lousy cell phone camera fails to capture the gist of it. These from a recent trip with our friend.

Last changed on 07/29/08. This album contains 11 items.
This album has been viewed 1808 times since 02/09/06.
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Highlight for Album: *GALLERIES* Coast to Coast Int'l Tiki Trek- Seattle area
*GALLERIES* Coast to Coast Int'l Tiki Trek- Seattle area
A quiet evening at the Islander just the two of us was followed the next night with a 'one night only' get together with the tribe in Seattle. Amazingly, it escalated into a mini Tiki crawl, first to Dogbytes and Todd's Rongorongo room, then off to Puamana & Selector Lopaka's Back yard Bali Hai, finishing off a whirlwind evening at Thai Ku with excellent Thai food, serious atmosphere and most importantly, the wonderful and exotic sounds of Selector Lopaka DJing the night away! We're MUCH indebted to our Seattle Ohana for showing us such a fantastic time! Annual event I tell you! Make it happen!

Last changed on 09/13/05. This album contains 141 items.
This album has been viewed 1864 times since 08/21/05.
Sub-albums:
Rongorongo Room, Seattle, WA (1349 views)
Selector Lopaka & Puamana's Backyard Bali-Hai, Seattle, WA (1435 views)
Selector Lopaka & Puamana's as yet unnamed Tikified home, Seattle, WA (1905 views)
Selector Lopaka DJ's at ThaiKu in Seattle, WA (1229 views)
The Islander, Seattle, WA (1329 views)
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Highlight for Album: Ohana
Ohana
These are pictures of some of our friends and family who have visited the Lounge. Other Ohana who have visited are of course, included in the events folders inside the Lounge of the Seven Pleasures folder up above.

Last changed on 03/04/06. This album contains 20 items.
This album has been viewed 2269 times since 04/18/04.
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Highlight for Album: Exotica '03 - Kona Kai, Chicago
Exotica '03 - Kona Kai, Chicago

Last changed on 01/17/04. This album contains 32 items.
This album has been viewed 1433 times since 01/17/04.
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Highlight for Album: Fins, Crofton, Maryland - February '09
Fins, Crofton, Maryland - February '09
Fins Hawaiian Fusion and Sushi Bar. A suburban Maryland taste of the Islands with real Aloha spirit! http://www.finsonline.net/

Created on 02/24/09, last changed on 02/24/09. This album contains 8 items.
This album has been viewed 1744 times since 02/24/09.

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