Tuesday, April 03, 2007

ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE!

A DAY AT THE INTER-CONTINENTAL TAHITI - SEPTEMBER 2004

The last day of our Tahitian 2004 holidays was mostly spent at the Tahiti Intercontinental Beachcomber Hotel. Relax and preparing for the roughly eleven hour flight back from Papeete to Santiago, Chile, with a stop at Easter Island. Great time!


"EARLY MORNING - The view towards Moorea is simply fantastic, and in the morning the clouds do not yet cover the island..."


"LAWN - On the way to the beach pool"



"BEACH POOL almost only for us. Everybody else is at the Pool Bar..."


"MAIN POOL"


"FISH BASIN"


"TIKIS - Gods representations! It is around 1400-1450 that the art of sculpture made its appearance with the first stone Tikis, most often found in the form of statues. The Tiki is a male character, with the arms folded down, the legs bent, the head stuck on his body, no neck, and particularly emphasized genitalia. They were first discovered on very old petroglyphs, and those painted stones often showed faces with big rounded eyes, the original representation of Ma'ohi gods"









"SUNSET with Moorea at the background"




POLYNESIAN LUAU - Till the next time..."

15 comments:

Kaiz said...

Hey Gmg,

Glad that you are still posting! Haha.

Has anyone told u before that the photo of you in the aircraft cabin look like SEAN CONNERY? Hahahhaah...

Kaiz

Trotter said...

Hi Kaiz,
Glad to see you around. Where have you been travelling to? Your blogs do not evidence much new... :))
Bond? never heard... Ah, you mean William of Baskerville... «Non in commotione»... lol!

angela said...

I think I'd have been in the pool bar too :)
Stunning location.
Angela

Kalyan said...

Paradise indeed...some wonderfully captured shots!

isabella said...

The movie "South Pacific" comes to mind...Stunning location, great photos!

Andrea Gerak said...

Wow, wonderful!! I bet I could enjoy there a couple of days...
And thanks for your comment on my blogs - you also have a few... :-)

Monica said...

I don't even know what to say about this photos.. it's so beautiful, so perfect, so paradisiacal!!!

It must be a dream to visit a place like this!

Dsole said...

wow... I'm now in a little village in la Mancha region, and it doesn't stop raining all day long, so watching your photos is like traveling to heaven!!
they're great indeed! ;)

GMG said...

Hi everybody.
Angela, that's a sign of your good taste. The piña coladas were perfect...
Thanks Kalyan;
Isabella, trust me, the place is even more beautiful than it shows in the film. Some years ago I saw the original play in London. Not particularly interesting...
Andrea, it's an easy decision for you to get there...
Monica, you have also some pieces of paradise close to you. I saw your Buzios pictures...
Dsole, I’m sorry for the rain. You should have followed your compatriots. We're having stunning sunny days in Lisbon, which of course is crowded with Spaniards, as always during Easter...

Zsolt said...

wow..what a rich site...its like a jungle I can make very long excursions:)

Trotter said...

Hi Zsolt,
Thanks for the visit; you're cheerfully welcome to get lost in the jungle (and its annexes - the 70s & 80s and the 90s)... Enjoy!

Rcon said...

Excellent photos! Paradise indeed!

Trotter said...

Thanks Rcon. Your Marrakech blog is great!

niki sato said...

wow there is one Ma'ohi god in tokyo.
but it looks silly compared to those Tikis lol
emphasized genitalia?? i didnt know that...
thanks for sharing those awesome photos!!

Trotter said...

Hi Niki,
always learning! I'm so glad you enjoyed... :))