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wot is left of da once great Tahitian Lanai
GECKO
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Joined: Jun 01, 2002
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From: South Sea Arts Honolulu
Posted: 2003-02-17 9:52 pm   Permalink

one of the last tikis. you see dis guy on some of there menus. I want em but dats not gonna happen.




looks like a plant nursery fo da hotel next door


the coconut trees that once led you from da waikikian hotel to da tahian lanai are still there.


da lagoon you could walk too from da lanai




some of the ruins all piled up of TL. I can't believe it every time i see this pile!!









wot i would pay to see these tiki torches lit once again. If you eva visited the Tahitian Lanai, these pics will look familiar. If you neva visited this once great temple....i cannot type no words to describe it.


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PolynesianPop
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Corona, Ca
Posted: 2003-02-18 07:33 am   Permalink

Wow, what a shame. I looks like they're going to be working on the building. Any idea what might be coming in?


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fatuhiva
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Melbourne Beach, FL
Posted: 2003-02-19 12:02 am   Permalink

you need to steal that stuff bro!
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GECKO
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From: South Sea Arts Honolulu
Posted: 2003-02-19 02:14 am   Permalink

cannot, its all fenced in. da only reason you don't see da fence in some pix is because i held da camera ova da fence.

i never would feel safe stealing a tiki too, dats bad mana! if some one really wanted that stuff bad enough though it could happen.


 
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the75stingray
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
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From: Dayton, Ohio
Posted: 2003-02-19 06:06 am   Permalink

No, you would not want to "liberate" that stuff. Nothing there REALLY looks worth stealing.
However, has anyone contacted the property owners to see if they would part with their pile of junk for a few bucks?
(It's not like they're doing anything with it - or have any plans to in the future.)
It'd be worth a shot!

And, hey, if they tell us to go to hell, THEN we can make up a plan to liberate our captive, fenced heros.
We don't have to consider it 'stealing', but rather think of it as 'reposessing'.



 
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Kailuageoff
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Joined: Mar 27, 2002
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From: Honolulu Lounge,Lewes, DE
Posted: 2003-02-19 10:23 am   Permalink

Gecko,
Did you evr get over to the Willows, or did I miss your post on that?
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jtiki
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Joined: May 06, 2002
Posts: 109
Posted: 2003-02-19 11:13 am   Permalink

Is that the same view as the Hilton Hawaiian Village, I think I recognize the lagoon? That's where we spent Xmas

 
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GECKO
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From: South Sea Arts Honolulu
Posted: 2003-02-19 12:52 pm   Permalink

yes you could get a hold of da owners but dey stey on da mainland ya. So, no udda way fo get em, unless like stingray wen sed "LIBERATE" or "Reposess" dem. Dats da same word as fatuhivas "jus steal em" but not as frank! you crack me up stingray.

eh KG,
I went to Willows about tree weeks ago....it SUCKED! looked nothing like da ol days ya. glass floats and thatch were exchanged for oriental style junk. I was told da new owners wen spent $5 million fo da renovation!! I would have done it for $5000 and made it look so ONO! like wun old polynesian restaurant. oh well....

braddah jtiki, ya das da same wun i tink. I neva stey down town in da hotels so i neva know? pretty shure.



 
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fatuhiva
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From: Melbourne Beach, FL
Posted: 2003-02-19 1:03 pm   Permalink

"Nothing there REALLY looks worth stealing."

WHAAA?!?!

Look at those VINTAGE TIKIS!

I was once in the same boat over the Samoan Hotel or "aloha hotel" in Phoenix. The palce was all fenced off. It was getting gutted. I snuck inside and looked around one night with a flashlight- in the core of the building were some tiki poles.

I didnt steal them, I just figured I'd wait.

well I SHOULD HAVE figured out a way to get em outta there, cuz they just chopped em up and hauled them off.

Lost forever- probably what will happen here- think about it- what's WORSE mana?!?!

Those tiki's are calling.. listen cloooose you will heeear them...
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GECKO
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From: South Sea Arts Honolulu
Posted: 2003-02-19 2:44 pm   Permalink

you makin it hard on me. if i get a chance of saving them with the permision of the security guard($bribe$) i'll try it. that tiki is huge. I would have to cut it down to its feet and leave da rest. probubly with a hand saw for about an hour! dats work! i hate work!

 
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Pacific Andy
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Joined: Feb 17, 2003
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From: Tahiti
Posted: 2003-02-19 3:06 pm   Permalink

Does anybody know how to contact the owners? I will find them and get the stuff. You can always just pull up in a pick-up and start taking the stuff and say you did talk to the owners and they are donating the stuff. Its usually best to do it when everyone is around and where a hard hat. It looks official

 
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Trader Woody
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From: Tiki Manor, Forest of Bowland,UK
Posted: 2003-02-19 3:21 pm   Permalink

I'd try having a little chat with security first, gauge their friendliness, then ask for the Tikis if they seem ok. If they instantly go into asshole mode, walk away, and try to get in touch with the owner. No luck there, then go into the final dead-of-night "Pink Panther" mode.

Good luck!

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Jungle Trader
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From: Trader's Jungle Outpost, Turlock, Ca.
Posted: 2003-02-19 3:25 pm   Permalink

Just do it dagnabbit!
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Basement Kahuna
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Joined: Oct 14, 2002
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From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2003-02-19 4:49 pm   Permalink

You could tell them you're in the architectual salvage business and probably get a chance to buy anything worth it on that lot...and I would approach the SECURITY GUARD first...They make about 18K a year. He may just smell a little free money and sell them to you for a song (I bet a C-note in his pocket would get all three and curb service! ). I have a gut feeling as well from looking at that site that the landfill is the final destination for those if someone doesn't get to 'em first. You get pretty daring about asking about things when you're an antique dealer like me....shame often takes a backseat to profit. But I'd sure as hell keep those tikis.

 
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Basement Kahuna
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From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2003-02-19 4:52 pm   Permalink

P.S. I'd love to see that first one patched up, sealed, and painted brown again par it's original glory for future generations to gaze upon! They really did a fine job on Mr. Bali Hai..

 
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