/ Mark Frauenfelder / 7 am Tue, Jul 29 2014
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  • Tikis of Bora Bora

    Screen capture from video shot by Gary Rogers shows an alligator seemingly reaching for the doorbell of a home.

    Tikis of Bora Bora

    Mark Frauenfelder returns from vacation with a substantially-enlarged collection of tiki photographs.

    Carla and I just got back from 10 days in French Polynesia. What a beautifully stunning country (or "overseas collectivity of the French Republic" for our beloved pedant commenters). We spent a few hours in Papeete, the capital of French Polynesia on the island of Tahiti, then took a 30-minute ferry to Moorea, where we stayed 4 nights. Then we flew in a large prop plane for 45 minutes to Bora Bora and stayed on a motu (an islet) a short boat ride from the island, where we stayed for five nights.

    I plan to post several sets of photos from the trip, and to start things off, here are some tikis I photographed. It's likely many, if not most, of these tikis were made in the US or other countries, and not in French Polynesia, but it doesn't matter to me. I loved all of them, even the ones that were holding up ashtrays!

    tiki-18

    tiki-17

    tiki-16

    tiki-15

    tiki-14

    tiki-13

    tiki-12

    tiki-11

    tiki-10

    tiki-09

    tiki-08

    tiki-07

    tiki-06

    tiki-05

    tiki-04

    tiki-03

    tiki-02

    tiki-01

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