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"Two Boys" Long Beach Island. By Paul Goldfinger

“Two Boys” Long Beach Island. By Paul Goldfinger

 

EVA CASSIDY:

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Deal Lake 2005. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Deal Lake 2005. By Paul Goldfinger ©  Blogfinger.net.

THE TRAVELING WILBURYS   (Vol 1, 1988:  George Harrison, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison and Jeff Lynne.)

My shoes are wearing out from walking down this same highway

I don’t see nothing new, but I feel a lot of change

And I get the strangest feeling as I’m

Heading for the light.”

 

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Sandy Hook Flyby. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Sandy Hook Flyby. By Paul Goldfinger ©  Click image to enlarge.  2014

THE CITY OF PRAGUE PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA:  “Octapussy—All Time High”   From the James Bond Collection of 45 years of film music.

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September 3, 2004. By Paul Goldfinger ©

The “golden hour.”    September 3, 2014.   Image was shot from Deal, but the white building is the Allenhurst Beach Club.   By Paul Goldfinger © Click to enlarge.

SOPHIE MILMAN

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Allenhurst. Paul Goldfinger photo. January 2015. ©

Allenhurst. Paul Goldfinger photo. January 2015. ©

MARION McPARTLAND    with “Blackberry Winter”    Album: Twilight World

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By Paul Goldfinger 2010

By Paul Goldfinger 2010  © Seaside Heights.

Note: One of two carousels were destroyed in the 2013 fire at the Seasides. I think this one survived.  The photograph is from 2010.—PG

EYDIE GORME.  Stephen Sondheim’s “Send in the Clowns.”

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By Paul Goldfinger in September, 2014. ©

Jersey Shore.  “Is it yes, or is it no?”     By Paul Goldfinger in September, 2014. ©  Blogfinger.net.    Click to enlarge

THE ELDORADOS     “I’ll be Forever Loving You.”

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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

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 are links to our two prior posts 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

Blogfinger Interlaken link two

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This structure is within biking distance of Ocean Grove. PG photo 2013

Trinity Episcopal Church in Asbury Park.  Paul Goldfinger ©  photo March 30, 2013. Click image for full view

SOUNDTRACK:     From the Norwich Cathedral Choir in England:

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Shark River Inlet. Pre-Sunrise February 21st, 9˚F. By Bob Bowné. Special to Blogfinger

Shark River Inlet, Avon side.    Pre-sunrise February 21st, 9˚F. By Bob Bowné. Special to Blogfinger  ©  Click on the image for a spectacular blowup.

KELLY ROWLAND

 

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