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A throwback to the 1950’s—even the name: Tropicana. Ft. Myers. Paul Goldfinger © Feb 2018.

THE MELLO-KINGS :

Editor’s note:  The color scheme of the 1950’s was recreated by Francis Ford Coppola, 1970’s, for the Godfather movies, which were set in the ’40’s and ’50’s.  He used  special Technicolor film to provide authenticity when filming scenes in  Little Italy, Havana, Sicily and suburban America.

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La Creperia and Café. Tampa, Florida. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

La Creperia and Café. Tampa, Florida. Paul Goldfinger photo ©  Click to enlarge.

JOSEPHINE BAKER  “Nuit d’Alger”

And below is a link to another Josephine Baker song called ‘I Have  Two Loves.”  The scene is Paris, and that is a very Parisienne thing to do, and tres dangeroux.

Josephine Baker in Paris

 

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The Camelia River. Ft. Myers, Fla. 1/18/18. Paul Goldfinger © Click to enlarge.

 

SMILEY LEWIS  “One Night.”

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Captiva Island, Florida. Paul Goldfinger photo . February, 2015.©

Captiva Island, Florida. Paul Goldfinger photo . February, 2015.© Click to enlarge.  ©

LEE WILEY   “Oh Look at Me Now” was written in 1941 and was first recorded by Frank Sinatra.

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Micanopy #2.  Downtown.   Paul Goldfinger. December,2017. Central Florida historic town. ©

This was a Seminole village when a New York developer bought thousands of acres in the vicinity for sugar crops in 1821 and established the first Florida town in the interior of the state.  In recent years it became a town where “hippies and artisans “lived and worked.  Now it is a lovely place that attracts visitors mostly for its architecture and antiquing.

One owner of a fine antique shop told us that the antique business is in decline. “Young people are not interested in collecting, and children don’t want their parents’ stuff.”

This town has a historical society, a few cafés, some admirable old homes, and a hotel.  But not many folks seemed to live in town.  If the tourists stop shopping, what will happen to this place? The owner didn’t seem to know.

KARRIN ALLYSON:  By Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein III    “Out of My Dreams.”  from Oklahoma.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Micanopy, Florida. Settled 1821 after Spain sold Florida to the US.  One mile square former Indian village.  Pop. 638  (2016)   Now on the National Record of Historic Places   Paul Goldfinger © December, 2017.   Micanopy series:  #1

 

CAROLINE WESTFALL:

 

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BZ’s bar and lounge in the lavish Gasparilla Inn, Boca Grande Fla.  Stop for a drink and a snack from mid afternoon to late night. In the morning you can go deep sea fishing.   Paul Goldfinger photograph 2015. © Click to enlarge or just put it on your tab.  The public is allowed here.

 

MAUDE MAGGART:

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Sanibel Island in southwest Florida. It has 15 miles of sandy beaches. At its eastern tip is the famous Sanibel Lighthouse and the fishing pier, seen above.  Paul Goldfinger photo. ©   Click to enlarge.  Tri-X collection. c.1999.

 

NEIL DIAMOND:

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Lakes Park Farmers Market. Paul Goldfinger photo. March, 2015.

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Boynton Beach still-life. By Paul Goldfinger. March, 2017. ©  You will have to click and enlarge.

 

I generally don’t  like to photograph trees or other still lifes. But this photograph taken at a nature preserve in Boynton Beach, Florida (east coast) is not about the trees.

You can win a genuine Paul Goldfinger  (me!) black and white signed photograph mounted on mat board and ready to sit on a shelf in your house. No frame is needed or desired. It is an objet d’art, if I say so myself, which I do now.  Be the first to identify the creature in the tree.

And while you are searching, start the music (below) to add a soundtrack to your quest.

THE COASTERS:

 

We have a winner.  5 Blogfinger readers spotted the little owl, but Lee Morgan was first.  We also saw an owl family, Mom, Pop and 2 kids, but I didn’t get that photo.  The kids got wet and dried themselves with a towl.

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