Critiki member Hang10Tiki has just added
132 pictures 160 pictures (he added even more!) from tiki spots around Chicago. Lost Lake, Three Dots and a Dash, The Field Museum, and Hala Kahiki. And they’re wonderful! Let’s go:
It’s been a challenge for folks to get good pics of the room at Lost Lake, because it’s often full of people. Hang10Tiki lucked out and caught a quiet moment, and we’re rewarded with some wide shots of the space. These pictures give an ideal “you are there” experience. Hang10Tiki has added 28 pictures of Lost Lake to Critiki.
Similarly, these pictures of Three Dots and a Dash are delightfully comprehensive. (I’m wondering if Hang10Tiki read my recent article pointing out that Critiki can use more wide shots—these make me so happy!) There are wide shots of the space from multiple angles, drink shots, detail shots. Hang10Tiki has added
15 pictures 16 pictures of Three Dots and a Dash to Critiki.
Now it’s time for some culture! Hang10Tiki’s images of the displays at the Field Museum are an avalanche of stunning authentic Oceanic art. Slit drums, war clubs, tikis and more from all over Oceania, particularly Papua New Guinea and New Zealand. Just gorgeous stuff, inspirational. Hang10Tiki has added 37 pictures of the Field Museum to Critiki.
I saved the best for last. Hala Kahiki is just outside Chicago in River Grove, and celebrated its 50th anniversary last year. I mentioned it in my article earlier this week about the passing of William Westenhaver, as a temple to Witco. It’s the best example of vintage tiki in the Chicago area, and it is sui generis: room after room after room, a rabbit warren, filled with delightfully garish Witco carvings. There’s no place like it on the planet. Just the lamps alone: they have so many Witco lamps, they don’t know what to do with them. Hang10Tiki has added
52 pictures 70 pictures (wow!) of Hala Kahiki to Critiki.