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Nautical style in tiki bars
bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2007-05-04 3:19 pm   Permalink

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On 2007-04-29 11:54, bigbrotiki wrote:
I just remembered a GREAT purely nautical place I visited when in Atlanta...arrgh, can't find the postcard I took, OR remember the name...Swanky, any Southerners, help!



Yessssss, DANTE'S, that was it, thanks Swank! I was quite impressed, there is not an un-themed corner in that place. Go check it out when in the area folks, they just don't make'em like that anymore.

Now that we are on a nautical roll, I'd like to reminisce about THE SEA in San Pedro, a giant shop that was the nautical equivalent to Oceanic Arts.





From the 1930s on, San Pedro's shipwrecking yards used to be a rich source of vintage nautical material for the builders and decorators of L.A. Tiki temples.

In the mid-90s, the Sea owners took over some of the Tikis from Danny Balsz's defunct "The Tikis" amusement park...only to close shop themselves a couple of years later:



You can see these two guys in Situ (and intact) on page 112 of the BOT.

Just a couple of blocks up from "The Sea" was the "Samoan Sea" apartment complex (still there?):


It had the classic nautical features of pylons and anchor chain fencing:



The place has only two Tiki guardians. We already saw this guy here on TC, in a post about slit drums


 
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