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swizzle
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Joined: Jun 03, 2007
Posts: 882
From: Melbourne,Australia
Posted: 2013-12-03 10:42 pm   Permalink

I need to go through all my pics from when i visited in August 2012 but here is one. Myself with two fantastic gentlemen who took me under their wings and showed me a great time while i was there.

Myself, Tiki Vato and the creator of this thread, nui 'umi 'umi.


 
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nui 'umi 'umi
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Joined: Feb 21, 2011
Posts: 1186
From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2013-12-04 12:04 pm   Permalink

You have excellent taste Robbie. Ha!

 
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nui 'umi 'umi
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Joined: Feb 21, 2011
Posts: 1186
From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2014-01-09 8:45 pm   Permalink

Honeymooning menehunes.




 
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Kanu
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Joined: May 17, 2011
Posts: 19
From: Michigan
Posted: 2014-01-12 10:56 am   Permalink

I've always liked this twilight photo that I took of Humphrey's Half Moon Inn.


 
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Kiwi Steve
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Joined: Mar 22, 2012
Posts: 187
From: San Diego
Posted: 2014-01-12 11:25 am   Permalink







 
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nui 'umi 'umi
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Feb 21, 2011
Posts: 1186
From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2014-01-15 10:05 pm   Permalink

Nice pix Kanu and Kiwi! Keep em coming folks
Cheers


 
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tikicoma
Grand Member (4 years)  

Joined: Jan 16, 2010
Posts: 443
From: wakinekona
Posted: 2014-01-15 10:34 pm   Permalink



The last tiki at Diamond Head Apt's. Lacey, WA.


 
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nui 'umi 'umi
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Feb 21, 2011
Posts: 1186
From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2014-01-16 9:06 pm   Permalink

Tikicoma, A great pic and a caption like your post leaves me wanting more-what’s the scoop on the Diamond-head apt’s and how did you get “involved”
Mahalo


 
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Unga Bunga
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Joined: Jun 06, 2003
Posts: 5824
From: CaliTikifornia
Posted: 2014-01-19 10:24 am   Permalink

San Francisco Tiki Crawl V (morning after)



 
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VampiressRN
Grand Member (8 years)  

Joined: Nov 23, 2006
Posts: 5805
From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2014-01-19 12:52 pm   Permalink

LOL UB...only you could tie that craziness to the aloha spirit...love it!!!



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VampiressRN
Grand Member (8 years)  

Joined: Nov 23, 2006
Posts: 5805
From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2014-01-19 1:13 pm   Permalink

I still have a fascination with the El Cortez Hotel in San Diego. Used to play on the walkway and get rides up and down in the glass elevator. My tie in here is to cocktails...as a kid had my first Shirley Temple in the Sky Room in a fancy stemmed cocktail glass with a maraschino cherry garnish. I have been enamored of fancy schmancy cocktails ever since.

El Cortez Apartment Hotel was a landmark hotel in San Diego, California. Built from 1926 to 1927, the El Cortez was the tallest building in San Diego when it opened. It sits atop a hill at the north end of Downtown San Diego, where it dominated the city skyline for many years. From its opening in 1927 through the 1950s, it was the most glamorous apartment-hotel in San Diego. The large "El Cortez" sign, which is illuminated at night, was added in 1937 and could be seen for miles. In the 1950s, the world's first outside glass elevator and the first motorized moving sidewalk were built at the El Cortez. During the late 1960s and 1970s, the El Cortez fell on harder times. The El Cortez closed as a hotel in 1978 when it was purchased by evangelist Morris Cerullo to serve as an evangelism school. Cerullo sold the property in 1981, and the El Cortez was threatened with demolition until the San Diego Historic Site Board designated it as a historic site in 1990. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2002. Many of the original elements remain in place, though substantial interior modifications have been made. The building is the 28th tallest building in San Diego, based on its height of 310 ft (94 m).









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nui 'umi 'umi
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Joined: Feb 21, 2011
Posts: 1186
From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2014-01-19 5:34 pm   Permalink

Vamp,
That “skybar” is killa!
Can’t help but notice the El Cortez whenever we're in San Diego. Mahalo for the history you provided.
Btw, I have circled the E C out of curiosity and i don’t recall what looks to be in your pix a pedestrian bridge.


 
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VampiressRN
Grand Member (8 years)  

Joined: Nov 23, 2006
Posts: 5805
From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2014-01-19 8:01 pm   Permalink

Sadly the "travelator" was removed and the glass elevator no longer exists. I was thrilled when they did not tear down the building. My parents owned an apartment house on Cedar street which was about a block and a half behind the El Cortez, so we used to check out the place whenever we were on that property getting an apartment ready for rent. I still remember the gorgeous art deco carpeting in the lobby...it was breath taking. In the 60's me and my sister and a couple of friends went to an event in one of the conference rooms put on by Yardley...Twiggy walked the run way and we got free make up (including "Slicker" lipstick). But the most fun thing was my family got dressed up and went to the Sky Room and I got that Shirley Temple...it was magical.

 
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nui 'umi 'umi
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Feb 21, 2011
Posts: 1186
From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2014-01-19 10:07 pm   Permalink

Awesome Vamp! What sweet memories you must have.
Mahalo for sharing both your memories and the pix.


 
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Kiwi Steve
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Joined: Mar 22, 2012
Posts: 187
From: San Diego
Posted: 2014-01-20 08:51 am   Permalink

Didn't the El Cortez get converted to condos? They did keep the external part of the building vintage. I drive past it all the time, but I haven't actually been in it...

 
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