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Paris. By Paul Goldfinger. ©

Paris. By Paul Goldfinger. ©  Last posted in 2013 on Blogfinger.net

The Marais District in Paris is a historic part of town. Victor Hugo used to live there, but we didn’t bump into Victor when we visited. I guess I was busy trying to figure out how to go down the stairs without having to go up the stairs.  French royalty liked that neighborhood including King Charles V who built his house there in 1361.  Do you think he had to submit the plans to the Paris HPC?

The Rue de Rosiers in the Marais is the Jewish district.  I can imagine King Charles or Victor Hugo strolling over to that neighborhood for a superior knish.   After eating there, Victor probably felt less miserable than before.

There was a deli (Goldenbergs) on the Rue de Rosiers where there were a couple of bullet holes still enshrined in the front window after some terrorists shot up the area in 1981.

We had  really great falafel  at the Rue de R. purchased out the window of a hole-in-the-wall eatery.  Sometimes, when you travel, it is the small moments that you recall most fondly.

–Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger

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MARY BETH PEIL  From  Follies New Broadway Cast Album.  By Stephen Sondheim

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Downtown Fort Myers. Basketball team on the town. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

Downtown Fort Myers. Basketball team on the town. Paul Goldfinger photo ©  January, 2015.   Click image to enlarge.

SEAN HAYES  from the Broadway musical Promises, Promises

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By Paul Goldfinger, music editor @Blogfinger

“Something Wonderful” is from The King and I.  Carly Simon has a YouTube video where she addresses the women in the audience and asks them to think of these lyrics when they are upset with their man.  Carly says this song is one of the most beautiful ever written.   It was composed by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II.

This version is performed by Peggy Lee. She is a popular singer who is not particularly known for this song, but her repertoire has been wide ranging. Listen for the strong bass parts towards the end which add drama and are probably by the trombone section . Also there is a soft oriental gong at the very end–a tip of the hat to The King and I.

Peggy Lee

Peggy Lee

Peggy Lee also was a lyricist for many hit songs, and, as a doctor, I always enjoyed her rendition of “Fever.”  And as a man, I always enjoyed her rendition of “Fever.”

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Mary Chapin Carpenter

Mary Chapin Carpenter. Reposted 2013 BF.

“I’ll Never Fall in Love Again” was written by Burt Bachrach and Hal David for the 1968 show “Promises, Promises” starring Jerry Orbach.  This version is lovely and is from the soundtrack of the 1997 blockbuster movie “My Best Friend’s Wedding.” Mary Chapin Carpenter (b. 1958) is a country singer/songwriter who has won five Grammys.  The soundtrack is a very good compendium of popular singers and styles.

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By Paul Goldfinger ©

Martha’s Vineyard.    By Paul Goldfinger ©

THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES.:

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Into the woods.  Pocono mountains, eastern Pennsylvania. Oct. 2016. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

Into the woods. Pocono mountains, eastern Pennsylvania. Oct. 2016. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

LEA SALONGA   “Sun and Moon” from the Original London cast recording of Miss Saigon.

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Skywood Park in Paradise, Pennsylvania. October 18, 2016. Paul Goldfinger photo. ©

Skywood Park in Paradise, Pennsylvania. October 18, 2016. Paul Goldfinger photo. © Click to enlarge

 

DORETTA MORROW  and RICHARD KILEY  from the original Broadway cast of Kismet.

 

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Deal Lake. c. 2003. Silver gelatin print by Paul Goldfinger © Blogfinger.net

Deal Lake. c. 2003. Silver gelatin print by Paul Goldfinger © Blogfinger.net

KARRIN ALLYSON     This song, by Rodgers and Hammerstein, was written in 1951 for the King and I.

“We kiss in a shadow
We hide from the moon
Our meetings are few
And over too soon”

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Nichole (her father is Nicholas.) Fort Myers, Fla. 2014. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Nichole  Pichon.  Fort Myers, Fla. 2014. By Paul Goldfinger ©

 

Seafood from a truck? You bet in Fort Myers, Florida © Paul Goldfinger photo. 2014

Seafood from a truck? You bet in Fort Myers, Florida © Paul Goldfinger photo. 2014

Nichole is from a family of fishermen who have worked the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, in southwest Florida, for many years.  Her great uncle, the original Capt. Johnny,  started a business in 1950 selling the catch-of-the-day at the side of the road on MacGregor Blvd. in Fort Myers.  It’s the same location where they are doing business today.

John Lindquist’s parents came to Florida in the 1930’s,  and John and his brothers became commercial fishermen, working the Punta Rassa region.  Many of the commercial fish back then such as flounder and redfish are now designated game fish, so the markets in the Fort Myers area  don’t carry them any longer.

Every morning, the local fishermen drop off the day’s catch at Capt.  Johnny’s where we buy our fish from Nichole and her family.  The catch  usually consists of black or red  grouper, snapper, Gulf shrimp (medium, large and jumbo)  and local lobster  (which is mostly tail and small claws).  They also have clams, oysters  and crabs . The only outliers are the scallops which come from Massachusetts. The seafood is always fresh and delicious.

A cook on the premises makes take-out food that includes some superb gumbo, fried shrimp, shrimp cocktail, and “the best key lime pie.”  Captiva and Pine Islands, nearby, used to be home to key lime plantations, so they ought to know how to make key lime pies.

MARY CAREWE.   From Carousel.    Album: “The Very Best of Rodgers and Hammerstein.”

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Boardwalk flagpole is down. Photo by Chris Carlucci. Jan 24, 2016. Ocean Grove. Special to Blogfinger.net ©

Boardwalk flagpole is down. Photo by Chris Carlucci. Jan 24, 2016. Ocean Grove. Special to Blogfinger.net ©

 

Anna Murphey makes OG her second home, but this shot is from the extra-cold northwest Jersey--- a small town called Hardwick (pop. 1,6096) Jan 2016

Anna Murphey makes OG her second home, but this shot is from the extra-cold northwest Jersey— a small town called Hardwick (pop. 1,665; founded 1713) Jan 2016. They got 24 inches. Special to Blogfinger ©

Snowmen and a snow dog: Moe and Chico in Firemen's Park. Could that be a snow woman? Photo by Nadine DeSousa. ©

Snowmen and a snow dog: Moe and Chico in Firemen’s Park. Could that be a snow woman? Photo by Nadine DeSousa. ©

Union City, NJ. Reuters.  Jan 24 , 2016. ©

Union City, NJ. Reuters. Jan 24 , 2016. ©

JANE HART   (from Guys and Dolls)

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