Alright, this will be my last post of the Islands Restaurant for a while unless something truly photographic catches my eye or until some real progress has been made worth showing... I walked around in the ruins of the restaurant as the first real day of demolition begins (the other days were simply the removal of furntiture and tiki artifacts, railings, lights, etc...). Walls are coming down already, which meant that last night I was asked by the General Manager to relocate the entire liquor stock, since the current liquor storage room is being demolished to help with the expansion. It has been a hectic couple of days, coupled with the fact that the owner has been on property for a military pilot reunion that he is hosting and a part of... So, it is with a great sigh of relief that I have tomorrow off and that things will sort of return to normal (except for the sound of jack hammers as a dull backdrop for the next few weeks as well as one of my most used walk ways being blocked off by the demolition crew, so everything has to go the long way around).
I don't usually post a picture twice, but I decided to do a compare and contrast on some pictures today. First the centerpiece waterfall as it was and how it is as of 2 hours ago.
Next I tried to stitch together some panoramas of the restaurant from before and after. I don't know how these will expand when I finally publish them, so this is just kind of a trial balloon on panoramas here on blogspot for me. The photographs were kind of hastily taken so they could be better, but I tried to take them both from the same spot.
Tomorrow will probably return to my usual programming of photos. If you have any questions about the remodel that I might be able to answer feel free to send them my way. This whole thing makes me sad. They really mean well with this remodel, but I think it is going to suck, and they just don't realize it yet...