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Ocean Township. October 28, 2012. 8:37 am. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Ocean Township. October 28, 2012. 8:37 am. By Paul Goldfinger ©  Click to enlarge this peaceful autumn day.


JIM BRYANT    Original soundtrack of West Side Story

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Allenhurst, New Jersey. By Paul Goldfinger. 2014 © click to enlarge

Paul Goldfinger ©  Allenhurst, New Jersey.  2014.  Click to enlarge


JULIE RAFFERTY.   Music from The Fantasticks.  From her album No Finer Place.


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By Paul Goldfinger. © Left click for full view.

By Paul Goldfinger. ©Click for full view.


THE CHARIOTEERS.  (An American gospel and pop group from 1930-1957)    “Sweet Lorraine”



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“White Jaguar on Broad Street,”  Red Bank, 2013.  By Paul Goldfinger ©  This would be a marvelous blogmobile if it were mine.




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The Village of Loch Arbour, New Jersey was founded in 1958. According to the 2010 census, the population is 194. This photograph was obtained on a gorgeous June day at 7 pm—the “golden time” for photography.  The image shows a group of homes arranged in a courtyard.  It is reminiscent of Ocean Grove with historic houses going back to the early 1900’s.  There is a porch culture like ours.

I spoke to a family sitting on their porch having a drink.  The kids were doing cartwheels under a giant  tree, and we met Mom and Dad, who  is a volunteer fireman.  The common areas are beautifully tended, and all the neighbors share that expense.

It seems like the kind of a place that would be a setting for a Jimmy Stewart movie. I got the impression that this is a neighborly place, a place where memories are made.

—Paul Goldfinger, Editor  Blogfinger.net


Loch Arbour. June, 2012. Paul Goldfinger photo.©  Originally posted here in August, 2012. Blogfinger.net  Click to enlarge.






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Seaside Heights. October 12, 2015. Paul Goldfinger photo.  Click to grab the brass ring. © Seaside Heights. October 12, 2015. Paul Goldfinger photo.  Click to grab the brass ring. ©


By Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger  (Re-posted from October 2015)


This carousel horse, photographed after the season in Seaside Heights, reminds me of Broadway—sometimes happy and sometimes sad.   I’m thinking of the show Carousel which proclaims, “June is busting out all over.”

The Fantasticks has a song called “Round and Round” which begins as a gorgeous fantasy—-“Life is a colorful carousel,”  but later the song becomes dark, sad, and scary.

However,  for the most part, Broadway brings us joy as in “Oh What a Beautiful Morning” from Oklahoma.

I see this carousel, devoid of riders and seemingly sad because the season is over, and yet the scene, like a Broadway set, is bursting with vivid colors and, in a way, with memories of life itself.

So, in wondering about this photograph and how to see it, I decided that it is joyful and not sad, and if the horse could talk he would say, ” Please sir, I want more oats”  (sorry for the Oliver  joke, such as it is.)   I wonder how a child would view it.

And certainly now, in 2021, with Broadway (and even the London stage) mostly dark for an indefinite period of time, we will have to wait to experience the joy of the musical stage.

Of course, we can still hear the music.  We try to keep that music alive on Blogfinger.  It’s easy to forget, but we won’t. (Thanks Mom!)

And, the Seaside Heights boards have come alive this  summer (2021) so you probably can find the carousel going round and round, We’ll have to go there and find out.


Here is MIMI HINES from a show called “The Roar of the Greasepaint—the Smell of the Crowd.” It is a happy song full of the sort of vivid optimism that we often find in Broadway musicals and, sometimes, in life.


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

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







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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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