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tiki faces in weird and strange places
Ojaitimo
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Posted: 2007-01-03 7:12 pm   Permalink

My mistake, here are some tiki from the Hole in the Wall welding yard in Palm Springs.

Notice the metal spike in the eye



Fort Tiki



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Bora Boris
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From: Boogie Wonderland
Posted: 2007-01-03 10:53 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-01-03 15:04, bigbrotiki wrote:
these doorhandles on a place in Korea town, on Vermont and Beverly (I believe). It must have been Chinese/Polynesian once, but was a Korean Disco now. I liked the juxtaposition of the name and the urban blight look. (The new name is not bad either, it's now called "Bobby London".)


PS: Most of these are gone now



I drove by Bobby London tonight and the door handles are gone. Even though you said most of those things were gone I was hoping the handles would still be there. Bah!
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2007-01-03 11:13 pm   Permalink

Ok, very good! But what is the strangest place of them all in that desert, everyone? That's right, the SALTON SEA! Once touted as the next Palm Springs, this giant inland lake was the site of numerous developments that all went under when the water turned brackish and briny and dead fish began to line its shores. It is my favorite boulevard of broken dreams, and where ever there is a paradise lost, Tiki is not far. Follow the trail of the sub-suburban archeologist, smell the briny water, feel the relentless sun:

Once there was to be a new Riviera:




All the signs pointed in the right direction:




But even though the water was big...:




..the water turned bad...:




..and the palm trees died..:




...and the people left:




But some stayed, among them, this guy:




It's a long road to Honolulu:




But once upon a time, there even was the:




Boy oh boy, I am having entirely too much fun with my new scanner!


 
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mzoltarp
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Posted: 2007-01-04 08:56 am   Permalink

Loved all of the pictures especially the Salton Sea stuff. The whole idea of a "ghost" of the past in the present has always been intriguing to me.

 
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Ojaitimo
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Posted: 2007-01-04 10:44 am   Permalink

This place is on La Brea blvd in LA.



No tiki bar though, just the sign

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Ojaitimo
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Posted: 2007-01-06 9:43 pm   Permalink

What does the Tiki Lounge in Ventura, California have in common with most of the tiki bars in Florida? With the exceptions of the obvious Florida tiki palaces?

How about no tiki!



These were the closest things in the whole store. Lack of tiki in strange places?




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stuff-o-rama
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From: Central Coast of California
Posted: 2007-01-07 9:56 pm   Permalink

My friend's daughter wanted to have her birthday party at the Putting Edge at the Howard Hughes Center. It is a pitch black, black light indoor miniature golf course. It's amazing how fast you can lose a bunch of sugar induced hyped up kids in the dark, even in a small room.

after the sea/whale/shark hole



is an Aztec type Tiki


the camera couldn't focus in the dark, which is why it's so blurry... but it's honestly how I felt after being in there for three hours, like the cheapest high I've ever had without first ingesting tequila.






 
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Sneakytiki
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Posted: 2007-01-08 01:57 am   Permalink

That's an approximation of an Olmec giant stone head in the black lite room, nice pic.

 
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hanford_lemoore
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Posted: 2007-01-08 2:55 pm   Permalink

topics merged.

 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2007-01-08 5:42 pm   Permalink

Hanford, these were actually two different topics:

Tiki faces in weird places:

- was meant to be a platform for Tiki sightings where there are none, when the Tiki-addicted mind plays tricks on you and makes you conjure up Tikis in upside down trash cans and such, really a fun concept!

Tiki in strange places:

-was supposed to be about what I mentioned earlier:

"...with "Tiki in strange places" I was more thinking along the lines of urban archeology, of finding old Tikis out of their element, in not obvious, non-Polynesian themed places..."
Meaning actual TIKIS found in unexpected surroundings, or simply strange environs.

It does seem that some people have a hard time understanding the difference between these concepts.

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hanford_lemoore
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Posted: 2007-01-08 5:48 pm   Permalink

Sorry, this is why I don't like to merge topics too often -- it's undoable. I have changed the name of the topic to reflect both threads now!

Sorry!

Quote:

On 2007-01-08 17:42, bigbrotiki wrote:
Hanford, these were actually two different topics:

Tiki faces in weird places
- was meant to be a platform for Tiki sightings where there are none, when the Tiki-addicted mind plays tricks on you and makes you conjure up Tikis in upside down trash cans and such, really a fun concept!

Tiki in strange places

-was supposed to be about what I mentioned earlier:





 
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Ojaitimo
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Posted: 2007-01-09 11:25 am   Permalink


Mandalay Bay, Oxnard California
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Posted: 2007-01-09 11:44 am   Permalink

Really, these were two different threads. One showing different objects that resemble tiki and tiki faces and the more recent one of actual tikis showing up in nontraditional settings.
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Ojaitimo
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Posted: 2007-01-10 7:58 pm   Permalink

Well, I made the initial post in error in tiki in strange places so it is because of that that these were combined. Sorry Hanford, my fault. Then again, it brought back a cool post of images for all of us to enjoy.

remnants of fence at the old Trade Winds site

If anyone would like to go to the reception this Sat, here is the info. I'll see you there. There are several shots of tiki in the film.




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Ojaitimo
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Posted: 2007-01-11 08:28 am   Permalink


Tiki in tool rental yard, Oxnard California

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