Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Archive for the ‘Jersey Shore gallery’ Category

 

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

 

Read Full Post »

Boardwalk, Seaside Heights. By Paul Goldfinger

 

Seaside Heights 2019. Paul Goldfinger photo. ©

 

By Paul Goldfinger, Editor Blogfinger.net

It was at Seaside Heights, as a teenager, that I learned to enjoy those famous Italian sausage-pepper-and onion sandwiches made fresh on the boardwalk. The smoke would rise off the grill and draw you to those fabulous 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 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 next summer, but to what extent?  Visit and find out.

And it is south of the border with Ocean Grove.

 

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

 

 

 

 

Read Full Post »

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)

 

Read Full Post »

 By Paul Goldfinger © April, 2014.

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

RITA GARDNER:

Read Full Post »

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

 

Read Full Post »

Asbury Park. 2014. Paul Goldfinger photo. ©

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

FRANK RANDALL:

Read Full Post »

Asbury Park High School.  By Paul Goldfinger, September  2012

 

Re-post from 2012 when high school was a different experience than 2020.

Remember the song “See You in September?”   Well, high school is where you go when summer vacation is over.  And how dangerous was the 2020 summer moon above?

Next year buy a dog — they love you and they are faithful.   — PG

From the soundtrack of “American Graffiti” it’s the Tempos:

Read Full Post »

Colt's Neck, NJ. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Paul Goldfinger ©  Rt. 34,  Colt’s Neck, NJ.

BUDAPEST PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA.  “Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo sinfonico.”   By Pietro Mascagni. From the film Raging Bull.  Re-posted from June, 2014.

This place is at  Delicious Orchards.  Don’t miss it.

 

Read Full Post »

October 9, 2013. By Paul Goldfinger ©

October 9, 2013. By Paul Goldfinger ©   Click left.

SAM COOKE:

Read Full Post »

Photo by Paul Goldfinger. Blogfinger.net. December, 2015. ©

Photo by Paul Goldfinger. Blogfinger.net. December, 2015. ©  Click for a larger shopping cart.  I love the design on this ShopRite, especially on a bright, sunny day with brilliant colors.  It seems very nostalgic and comfortable. Re-post.

The ShopRite of Belmar is located in zip code 07719, which is the same for Wall and Belmar.  It seems that the store is known by both town names. Even their customer service department is not sure which is the official town.

Therefore, as with King Solomon, I will split the baby and award a prize to either chosen town.   (We had a contest to name the town in 2015.)

JUNE CARTER CASH:  From the album Wildwood Flower.

Read Full Post »

Older Posts »

<span>%d</span> bloggers like this: