Seven Pleasures Gallery 
pixel_trans pixel_trans pixel_trans
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 1118 times since 05/26/05.
Sub-albums:
* GALLERIES * Caliente Tropics, Palm Springs, CA (659 views)
Caliente Tropics - Palm Springs, CA April 2003 (1842 views)
Nightime on the Lanai, April 03 (555 views)
Caliente Tropics, after Tiki Oasis V, May 2005 (1013 views)
Nightime visit to the Tropics and Reef bar, May '05 (552 views)
* GALLERIES * Tiki Spa in Palm Springs, CA (947 views)
Remains of the Tiki Spa- Palm Springs, California 2003 (813 views)
Possible work being done on the Tiki Spa? 2005 (608 views)
Don the Beachcomber, Palm Springs, CA (1018 views)
Tiki Oasis 5, Palm Springs Architecture Tour (662 views)
Driving around town Palm Springs, CA (632 views)
The remains of the "Escape" night club (642 views)
Haleiwa Joe's seafood grill. Ranch Mirage, CA (723 views)
The Tropics Motor Hotel, Indio, CA (662 views)
pixel_trans pixel_trans pixel_trans
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 893 times since 02/09/06.
Sub-albums:
Wildwood Tiki related (844 views)
Wildwood Ala Kai (574 views)
Wildwood Ala Moana (643 views)
Wildwood Aloha (542 views)
Wildwood Hawaii Kai Condos (818 views)
Wildwood Island Motel (501 views)
Wildwood Mali Kai (550 views)
Wildwood Royal Hawaiian and Singapore (1040 views)
Wildwood Tangiers (539 views)
Wildwood Waikiki (590 views)
Wildwood Other (725 views)
Wildwood Apollo (482 views)
Wildwood Astronaut (480 views)
Wildwood Bayberry (515 views)
Wildwood Beach Colony (549 views)
Wildwood Bel Air (492 views)
Wildwood Biscayne (507 views)
Wildwood Carribean (536 views)
Wildwood Chateau Bleu (516 views)
Wildwood Eden Roc (1062 views)
Wildwood Panoramic (507 views)
Wildwood Pyramid (518 views)
Wildwood Reges (481 views)
Wildwood Shalimar Resort (526 views)
Wildwood Financed by Commerce Bank (485 views)
pixel_trans pixel_trans pixel_trans
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 843 times since 01/17/04.
pixel_trans pixel_trans pixel_trans
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 1083 times since 02/13/08.
pixel_trans pixel_trans pixel_trans
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 958 times since 11/30/04.
pixel_trans pixel_trans pixel_trans
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 1068 times since 02/09/06.
pixel_trans pixel_trans pixel_trans
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 1222 times since 08/21/05.
Sub-albums:
Rongorongo Room, Seattle, WA (746 views)
Selector Lopaka & Puamana's Backyard Bali-Hai, Seattle, WA (686 views)
Selector Lopaka & Puamana's as yet unnamed Tikified home, Seattle, WA (878 views)
Selector Lopaka DJ's at ThaiKu in Seattle, WA (663 views)
The Islander, Seattle, WA (665 views)
pixel_trans pixel_trans pixel_trans
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 1715 times since 04/18/04.
pixel_trans pixel_trans pixel_trans
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 913 times since 01/17/04.
pixel_trans pixel_trans pixel_trans
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 863 times since 02/24/09.

Powered by Gallery v1 RSS