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Ocean Grove beach. June 28, 2015. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Ocean Grove beach. June 28, 2015. By Paul Goldfinger ©

 

 

THE TEMPOS:

 

 

 

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Winter. 2006. By Paul Goldfinger. ©

Winter. 2006. By Paul Goldfinger. ©

 

ALTENBURG BOYS CHOIR.     Mozart’s  “Ave Verum  K618”  From the movie  Lorenzo’s Oil.

 

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Boardwalk, Seaside Heights. By Paul Goldfinger

 

Seaside Heights 2019. Paul Goldfinger photo. ©  Click to enlarge

 

By Paul Goldfinger, Editor Blogfinger.net

 

It was at Seaside Heights, as a teenager, that I learned to enjoy those fabulous Italian sausage-pepper-and onion sandwiches made fresh on the boardwalk. The smoke would rise off the grill and draw you to those irresistible treats.  Who knew about saturated fat back then, but even if we knew, we wouldn’t care.

And I learned about clams on the half shell..amazing!  And the Jersey pizza, and more.

With these photographs we experience the flavor of one of America’s treasures: the Jersey shore, with all its visual delights, culinary treats, and carnival-like wonders.

One amazing aspect of the Jersey Shore, the source of interest by photographers, is that each shore town has its own personality.

And yes, Seaside Heights will be open this  summer.   Don’t miss it, and come hungry.  And if you’re a young guy, no drooling allowed.

And it is south of the border with Ocean Grove.

 

GEORGE STRAIT celebrates the music of  Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys.

 

 

 

 

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Sandy Hook. 2015. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Sandy Hook. 2015. By Paul Goldfinger ©

 

 

BOB DYLAN  from the album “Shadows in the Night.”

 

 

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Asbury legs. by Paul Goldfinger ©. 8/16/15. Blogfinger.net.

Asbury legs. By Paul Goldfinger ©. 8/16/15. Blogfinger.net.

 

Keyboardist Paul Eichlin of Ocean Grove loves to perform in and around the Asbury Park Casino on the boardwalk.  And Louis, Paul may seem to be in St. Louis at the fair, but he is right here in A. Park near the Ocean Grove border.

This video below  is by Blogfinger.net of OG.

 

 

 

MARQUIS:

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Lovely old house along Bridlemere Avenue. It is likely to be worth a mere million Interlaken bucks. Blogfinger photo Nov. 2013.  Click to enlarge.

 

 

By Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger

 

This is the third time we have posted something about Interlaken, New Jersey, a .4 square mile borough near Asbury Park and just about 10 minutes from Ocean Grove.

I like to drive through that town. It is picturesque and feels like the English countryside. It has a quiet elegance, and there is water on two sides  (north and south)—branches of Deal Lake.

Interlaken is north of Asbury Park

Interlaken is north of Asbury Park.

 

Its history is fascinating.  It was bought from the Lenni Lenape Indians and became a farm. A well-traveled doctor (probably a plastic surgeon)  purchased over 300 acres of the farm and proceeded to turn it into a town in the late 1800’s.

At first it was part of Ocean Township  (like Ocean Grove), but in 1922 it seceded and became an independent borough.  Curiously, Ocean Grove became a borough in 1925, but it lost its designation because of the”blue laws”—talk about the blues in the night.  Ouch!

Interlaken means “between lakes” and is named after a town in Switzerland which is between two lakes. For that matter, Ocean Grove is between two lakes, but somehow the ocean trumped the lakes in naming OG.

The street names are fascinating, because the avenues are named after English lakes, while the cross streets are named after—-you’ll never guess—islands in the Hebrides (in the Irish Sea.)  So if you drive through that town, you will see street signs that say, “Buttermere, Bridlemere, Bendermere, Grassmere and Windermere.”  I guess “mere” means  “lake.”

But if you think that the homes there are merely Victorians or Colonials, guess again. They tend to be beautiful grand manor houses like they have by the lakes in Switzerland or, perhaps like some along the Irish Sea.

 

Another cottage for two along Bridelmere Avenue

Another cottage for two along Bridlemere Avenue. Blogfinger photo. click left

 

The town in 2010 had 820 people according to the census. It is more white than Ocean Grove having 0% African Americans. But it does have .49% Native Americans which means half of a Lenni Lenape—so it’s a guy named Lenni who lives on Buttermere.  Actually it seems that there are 4 Native Americans in Interlaken, so those 4 should demand a casino in that town.

Below is a link to a prior BF post  about Interlaken, which amounts to a total of one Blogfinger post for every 270 Interlakers.  I wonder if they have a town musical instrument called the “Interlakenspiel” which you play with a mallet while standing between those two arms of Deal Lakenmere while the Interlakers engage in beer drinking and merrymaking.

 

Here is the Jagersburger March from an album called:  “German Beer Drinking and Merrymaking Songs” by the Munich Meistersingers

 

Blogfinger Interlaken link one

 

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Seaside Heights. October, 2015. Paul Goldfinger photo © Blogfinger.net

Seaside Heights. October, 2015. Paul Goldfinger photo © Blogfinger.net  Click to enlarge.

PAUL DESMOND:   “Romance de Amor”  (arranged by Don Sebesky)

 

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 By Paul Goldfinger © April, 2014.

Freehold Township, New Jersey.  By Paul Goldfinger © April, 2014.  Click left

RITA GARDNER:

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Wickapecko Drive, Wanamassa, New Jersey. 2012. By Paul Goldfinger

 


Soundtrack
:  Picture a guy standing by the water as the sun is going down. He’s writing an email on his iPhone, and as he thinks of her, this song emerges, floating past him. He looks at the water and as he listens to Leon Redbone, he wonders, “Should I jump or should I hit ‘send?'”      —PG

 

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Asbury Park. 2014. Paul Goldfinger photo. ©

Asbury Park. 2014. Paul Goldfinger photo. ©   Click to call this meeting to order.

FRANK RANDALL:

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