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Mai Kai, Fort Lauderdale, FL (restaurant)
Hakalugi
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Joined: Aug 10, 2004
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From: Redondo Beach, CA
Posted: 2014-06-19 6:20 pm   Permalink

Great photos SilverLine!

 
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hiltiki
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Joined: Jun 10, 2004
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From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2014-06-19 6:59 pm   Permalink

What a fabulous place, thank you for all the beautiful pictures, wish we could see more. Just wondering, I have never been there, is everything inside original?

 
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El Jefe
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Joined: Mar 13, 2012
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From: The Third Coast
Posted: 2014-06-19 9:12 pm   Permalink

Nice photos. Thanks for sharing. Any more?

 
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tikicoma
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Joined: Jan 16, 2010
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From: wakinekona
Posted: 2014-06-19 9:25 pm   Permalink

Excellent work Silverline! This is how I like to see a tiki joint presented! Only thing that would make it better would be having the room names for the various photos (hint hint).

thanks and aloha


 
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Bora Boris
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From: Boogie Wonderland
Posted: 2014-06-19 10:02 pm   Permalink

So much Wow! Thanks for sharing your amazing photos Silverline!

 
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GROG
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From: Tujunga
Posted: 2014-06-20 12:52 am   Permalink

GROG second that.

 
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Thortiki
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Joined: Jul 29, 2006
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From: Maryland (Land of Pleasant Tiki Living)
Posted: 2014-06-20 04:23 am   Permalink

Finally the Mai-Kai in full digital HD splendor, GREAT!

 
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Chip and Andy
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Joined: Jul 13, 2004
Posts: 2205
From: Corner table, Molokai Lounge, Mai-Kai.
Posted: 2014-06-20 05:07 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-06-19 18:59, hiltiki wrote:
Just wondering, I have never been there, is everything inside original?



Mostly.

Some of the stuff outside is replica, for example some of the outside tiki's have been molded and then cast in concrete. Florida weather eats tiki's in very short order.

The insides are almost all original. It is about 50% original oceanic artifact and about 50% stuff made for, or at, the Mai Kai.

And Silverline..... some of the nicest shots I have seen of the place, thank you.

There is, however, one minor thing wrong them..... not enough happy people enjoying cocktail in them.
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AceExplorer
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Joined: Apr 03, 2008
Posts: 999
From: Deep in the Jacksonville Florida jungle.
Posted: 2014-06-20 06:16 am   Permalink

The term "oceanic" really stood out there for me. It's amazing to think of a self-contained civilization living on a chain of remote islands. That is truly cool.

I have an album by that title - "Oceanic" by Vangelis. It contains some of my most-favored down-tempo and relaxing music of all time. I highly recommend giving it a try, especially if you're in your dimly-lit tiki bar and sipping something good and need reflective and relaxing background tracks to "get in the zone."


 
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AceExplorer
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From: Deep in the Jacksonville Florida jungle.
Posted: 2014-06-20 06:17 am   Permalink

Oh yeah, one more thing, VERY NICE PICS!

 
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PremEx
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Joined: Aug 23, 2006
Posts: 290
From: Houston, Texas
Posted: 2014-06-20 2:56 pm   Permalink

SilverLine...truly excellent photos...though I'm certain you already know that. Many Thanks for posting them. Makes me want to hop on a plane and visit again!
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Hurricane Hayward
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Joined: Jun 07, 2008
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From: 16 miles from The Mai-Kai
Posted: 2014-06-21 12:36 am   Permalink

I join the chorus in saying Silverline's photos are spectacular.

The sheer amount of artifacts is staggering. And there's also a bunch of stuff in storage. When a large tiki in the gardens collapsed a few years back, they just brought out another vintage Tiki that had not been seen in decades.

And to EPCOTExplorer's question about the status of the museum artifacts: I assume the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art's Thornton collection is safely stored with the many other private collections, awaiting a future exhibit. I can't speak to the Stanford University collection. Perhaps someone in that area can see if it's on public display.

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EPCOTExplorer
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Joined: May 13, 2014
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From: Miami, FL
Posted: 2014-06-21 10:14 am   Permalink

Add my name to the list of people that are drooling over those photos…

And that's interesting, Hayward. Hope they make a re-apperance, soon. I assume we would be the first to know.
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SilverLine
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Joined: Mar 02, 2004
Posts: 631
From: Kansas City
Posted: 2014-06-22 7:08 pm   Permalink

Thanks everybody for the kind words. This is what I do for a living, so it really means a lot to me.

Thanks is due to the Mai-Kai management who let me wander through and shoot these before everybody poured in!

What a PLACE!

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bigtikidude
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Joined: Aug 10, 2004
Posts: 8897
From: Anaheim,Ca.
Posted: 2014-06-23 1:32 pm   Permalink

Holy Smokes, I knew the place was amazing, and have always loved pics people have posted. But those take the cake. Do you have any more?

if you did a whole book of pics on the place Id buy it.

Jeff(btd)



 
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