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Tiki Gardens, Indian Rocks Beach/Indian Shores, FL (restaurant)
TikiGardener
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Posted: 2007-01-06 12:30 am   Permalink

Name:Tiki Gardens
Type:restaurant
Street:
City:Indian Rocks Beach/Indian Shores
State:FL
Zip:
country:USA
Phone:
Status:defunct

Description:
See
http://www.exotic-tiki-gardens.com for a fairly
succinct history of Tiki Gardens.

I have just finished digitizing 5 packs of
Pana View slides of Tiki Gardens.

Here are some click-able thumbnails with descriptions.These are views of
some familiar (seen from unfamiliar vantage points) and some rarely seen Tiki Gardens landmarks.


The Tiki Gardens Sign on Gulf to Bay Blvd. The first thing you would have seen on your approach.


The Signal House Shops. This sign read "Tiki Gardens" on the opposite side.
The Signal House was home to several gift shops.


The interior of "The Great Hall" a pretty sizable gift shop with some quite cool items. Note the hanging ashtrays.


A very cool Witco looking Tiki on the counter by the register.


A very Shag Like Tiki on a shelf above the register.


This shot shows a rear view of the three A-frames of the shops. Behind the small palms, and just to the left of the "Trader Frank's" arrow sign sits Kahona. At the far middle left of the picture you can see a white item. Its rear of the muscle man/wahine cut out that you could have your picture taken with your head sticking out so it looks like you are the muscle man or wahine.





Kahona The Supreme Tiki God of Tiki Gardens seen in the daily torch lighting ceremony.


The Side of Trader Frank's Restaurant. It is possible that the woman on the walkway is Jo Byars, Trader Frank's wife.

The Interior of Trader Frank's.



The elusive Fishing God Tiki in all his glory. Depicted on one Tiki Gardens brochure as a drawing, and seen in small photos.


Menehune Island. Located in Tiki Lagoon, just below Lono the Water God. Note the Treasure Craft ceramic Tiki.

More added soon.



Heres a link to the remaing scrapbook pages from the old site. They were saved from earthlink destruction because they had a diiferent email account linked to them.

http://home.earthlink.net/~tikigardener/scrabookpage3.html

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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2007-01-06 07:21 am   Permalink

Aaaah, Scott, what a tease, what a tease! Blow them up, blow them up! I want to seeeeee.
That cool Tiki on the counter ist ein Vitco, of course.


 
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MrBaliHai
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Posted: 2007-01-06 07:38 am   Permalink

Fantastic! Are you going to add these on your Tiki Gardens site?

 
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TikiGardener
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Posted: 2007-01-06 12:06 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-01-06 07:21, bigbrotiki wrote:
Aaaah, Scott, what a tease, what a tease! Blow them up, blow them up! I want to seeeeee.
That cool Tiki on the counter ist ein Vitco, of course.



The pics should work as thumbnails. Place your cursor over them and click.
Tell me if that doesn't work. If it doesn't, I'll add the pics in a larger form.

But heres a couple just for you. All big like.


"Long Ears" Up close and personal. Notice that this isn't the "Long Ears" seen on Tiki Gardens postcards That one has a stern straight mouth. This fellow has a rather contented smile.


Closer in on the Trader Frank's pic.


I call him "Bastard Suffering"



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TikiGardener
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Posted: 2007-01-06 12:36 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-01-06 07:38, MrBaliHai wrote:
Fantastic! Are you going to add these on your Tiki Gardens site?



At some point I plan yet another redesign of the site.
When I get to that point, I plan on using the new images.

If anyone needs and slides transferred, let me know.
I gots me a nifty little gizmo.



 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2007-01-06 12:46 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-01-06 12:06, TikiGardener wrote:
The pics should work as thumbnails. Place your cursor over them and click.



Errr...I knew that!

Aaah, beautiful indeed! I always loved that store name "Boutiki", are there any slides with that visible on a sign?

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MrBaliHai
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Posted: 2007-01-06 12:58 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-01-06 12:36, TikiGardener wrote:
Quote:

On 2007-01-06 07:38, MrBaliHai wrote:
Fantastic! Are you going to add these on your Tiki Gardens site?



At some point I plan yet another redesign of the site.
When I get to that point, I plan on using the new images.



Let me know when your redesign is finished, and I'll gladly link to it on my front page.
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TikiGardener
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Posted: 2007-01-06 1:02 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-01-06 12:46, bigbrotiki wrote:
Errr...I knew that!

Aaah, beautiful indeed! I always loved that store name "Boutiki", are there any slides with that visible on a sign?



None that I see.

Perhaps some day one will surface. I'm glad that we finally get a look inside the
shop in the main A-frames. I dig the sunlights. Nice geometric pattern they form.


 
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TikiGardener
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Posted: 2007-01-06 5:54 pm   Permalink

And the large images are only the 1 meg version.
Since the images are originally 5 megs, I photoshopped
them, and then converted them down. The originals while still
having decent colour, had red shifted quite a bit.

Praise technology for photoshop!!!

I can't wait to print some of these up and frame them.

Tiki Gardens Memorial Website.
http://www.exotic-tiki-gardens.com

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TikiGardener
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Posted: 2007-01-06 11:43 pm   Permalink

Heres an example of how much of a red shift the
slides had to them.




 
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MrBaliHai
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Posted: 2007-01-07 06:29 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-01-06 23:43, TikiGardener wrote:
Heres an example of how much of a red shift the
slides had to them.



I'd assume these slides weren't shot on Kodachrome film, since that seems to retain the most color stability over the years, while brands like Ektachrome and Fuji fade very quickly.

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procinema29
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Posted: 2007-01-07 08:52 am   Permalink

The color restoration work is fabulous, Gardens...truly a labor of love. Wonderful.

 
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TikiGardener
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Posted: 2007-01-07 10:55 am   Permalink


Oro the Wind God Tiki.



The Tahiti Hut.



A good shot of The Monkey Village.



Lono and Tiki Lagoon.



The Sun Temple.



Fire Mountain.



The Fishing nets and Hukilau Shack.



A Tree Fern Tiki. Not the same one as pictured on postcards.







Long Ears. This is the one that was featured on postcards.


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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2007-01-07 7:15 pm   Permalink

What eye candy! That Kon-Tiki temple one is fab, wish I would have had THAT one for page 119 in the BOT, you can see the sun god's famous logo mask in this one!

 
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MrBaliHai
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Posted: 2007-01-08 04:05 am   Permalink

Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks again for sharing.

 
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