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Seaside Heights, NJ. 2013. By Paul Goldfinger

Seaside Heights, NJ. 2013. By Paul Goldfinger. click to enlarge.  This Jersey Shore town has a long tradition of youthful summer romance.

THE McGARRIGLE HOUR with Kate and Anna, and Chaim Tannenbaum, and Lily Lanken.

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Jersey Shore Gallery. Photo by Paul Goldfinger. Oct. 2014

Interlaken, New Jersey.  Oct. 2014  This incredible house has echoes of history going back to  c. 1920’s or ’30’s.  (It calls to me–I want it!)  Paul Goldfinger photograph 


CINDY SCOTT from her album Major to Minor.

Cindy Scott

Cindy Scott

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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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Wedding in the Casino. 2010. By Paul Goldfinger. ©

Wedding photo shoot in the Casino. Asbury Park, New Jersey.   2010. By Paul Goldfinger. Click for full view.


FRANK SINATRA:  (Romance–Songs From the Heart)   Is it Granada?  No, but it is the real McCoy.


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General Friedrich Wilhelm Von Steuben, who is up on his pedestal in the Monmouth Battlefield Park (Freehold/Manalapan). September, 2014. Photograph by Paul Goldfinger, Blogfinger.net.  Click once to enlarge the General.

Major General Friedrich Von Steuben (1730-1794), of the Continental Army, was from Prussia. But he came to America to help George Washington train an army that could beat the British.  He succeeded in doing  so, and his contribution was recognized by Americans long after the war.

Gen. Von Steuben was the one who figured out that the British were heading to Monmouth.   During the war he was Washington’s Chief of Staff.  After the war he stayed here as an American, and he was given land and other forms of gratitude.     ——Paul Goldfinger


In honor of Gen. Von Steuben, here is some Bach: “Orchestral Suite #3 in D Major”  by the German Bach Soloists.  From the movie “Heartbrakers”


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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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Ocean Pathway Photo by Rich Despins ©. Special to Blogfinger.net Undated.

Ocean Pathway photo by Rich Despins of Bradley Beach . Special to Blogfinger.net   Undated.  Special to Blogfinger in 2015.



This image by Rich can be best seen by clicking on it to cause it to become larger.




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Monmouth Battlefield State Park. By Paul Goldfinger 2014. ©

Monmouth Battlefield State Park. Atop Combs Hill.  By Paul Goldfinger 2014. ©. Click once to enlarge.


Paul Goldfinger, MD, Editor Blogfinger.net

The Battle of Monmouth took place in the vicinity of Monmouth Courthouse in Freehold.

On a blistering hot day on June 28, 1778 the land that is now Monmouth Battlefield State Park was the site of one of the longest battles of the American Revolutionary War.

From the State Parks information:   “Here at Monmouth, Washington restored a reputation battered by defeats in 1777.   In the day-long battle in the hills, wood lots, farm fields and meadows, the main Continental Army, retrained at Valley Forge, repulsed attacks by the main British Army.

 By the end, over 600 men were dead, dying or wounded and the Continental Army held the field.”

The vista above is from Combs Hill where the Continental Army had placed their artillery.

The park is a beautiful place where you can visit, picnic, ride horses or sleighs.  The visitor center is near where I was standing to make this photograph. The address is 16 Rt 33  Business in Manalapan.

I enjoy photographing battlefields, although this is only my second.  The first is Gettysburg which we have visited quite a few times.  Battlefields are evocative of so many qualities of man including bravery, fighting for right and freedom, loyalty and sacrifice.

It seems as if you can time- travel back in such a place as this, and that is an emotional experience.

I tried to capture that mood in this photograph which is much better felt in black and white than with color.  —


Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger.net


BAND OF HM ROYAL MARINES:  “Main Theme from Saving Private Ryan”  (2006)  Written by John Williams.


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Toms River, New Jersey. October, 2005.   Paul Goldfinger.© Click to enlarge



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Red Bank, River Road at Broad Street. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

Red Bank, River Road at Broad Street. Paul Goldfinger photo ©  Click to enlarge. Blogfinger.net


Speaking of Red Bank, this is the most Edward Hopperish photograph in our Goldfinger collection.


COUNT BASIE  was from Red Bank.  Here he is with his orchestra playing  “L’il Darlin’ ”   from the album Count Basie’s Finest Hour

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Seaside Heights, New Jersey. Photo by Paul Goldfinger ©

Fun and Games at Seaside Heights, New Jersey.sausage, peppers and onions sizzling on the grill.   Photo by Paul Goldfinger 


If someone were to sell a trade-mark food on the Ocean Grove boardwalk, what would it be?   Pastrami on white bread with mayo, perhaps? Or how about tea for two?


BEVERLY KENNEY from the album This is Vintage Now


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Seaside Heights, NJ. August, 2013. by Paul Goldfinger ©

Seaside Heights, NJ. August, 2013. by Paul Goldfinger ©

DUM DUM GIRLS.   From the album  Too True      “Are You OK?”


Note there is a Chinese version of this group called  “The Dim Sum Girls.”




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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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