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Bob Bowné ©   “Al Merry, ripp’in up the waves, doing a little Springtime Surfing off of Heck Avenue, Ocean Grove.”

ANDY WILLIAMS:

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Ocean Grove non-fishing pier. September 26, 2015. By Bob Bowné. ©

“Toto, I don’t think we are in Kansas anymore.”    Winning caption by Caesar.  Ocean Grove non-fishing pier. September 26, 2015. Photo by Bob Bowné. ©  Click to enlarge.  Re-posted 2015.

 

EVA CASSIDY    Live at Blues Alley   (A wonderful jazz club near Dupont Circle  in D.C. which I used to frequent during my med school years in Washington.)

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“Ice Palace” by Bob Bowné. Asbury Park Carousel Building. January 2015. © Special to Blogfinger.

By Paul Goldfinger, Editor  @Blogfinger   Re-posted from 2015.

iStar is the newest developer for the A. Park oceanfront 1 1/4 mile strip. Others have come and gone, but iStar seems to be confident in their plan to create an amazing strip of 20 mixed use projects including a 110 room hotel to be finished this summer and a new 34 unit condominium complex.

Vive condo project sold out in one day in 2013 and then repeated the feat for phase two. I love to walk by Vive; its design, colors and layout seem so inviting to me. Grovers need relief sometimes from Victorian architecture.

Asbury Park is going places with professional creative planning and above-board management.  What a difference when compared to the wannabe North End project in the Grove.

Undoubtedly those Ocean Grove developers want to hitch their wagon to an iStar and create Asbury Park, Jr. at the OG North End.  But they are so proud of their plan that they are hiding under their beds while waiting for the shenanigans to slither through.  Don’t hold your breath for the names behind WAVE to be revealed. They seem to be  ashamed of their project—it’s been dormant since 2008, and an ugly site remains.

TONY BENNETT AND THE RALPH SHARON ORCHESTRA AT CARNEGIE HALL  (1962)

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Ocean Grove beach. Feb. 243, 2015. By Bob Bowné. Special to Blogfinger. ©

Find a treasure.   Ocean Grove beach. Feb. 23, 2015. By Bob Bowné. Special to Blogfinger. ©  Click to enlarge.  

Negro y Azul:  The Ballad of Heisenberg.   From the TV hit  original series Breaking Bad

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Winter doldrums...can we laugh them off? By Bob Bowné January 7, 2016. © Special to Blogfinger.

Winter doldrums…can we laugh them off?  Asbury Park Carousel building.  By Bob Bowné January 7, 2016. © Special to Blogfinger. Click to enlarge.

FATS WALLER   “Winter Weather.”

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Mr. Karloff pauses and enjoys the morning mist. 9/19/15 By Bob Bowné. © Special to Blogfinger

Mr. Paul Eichlin pauses and enjoys the morning mist on the Ocean Grove pier.  9/19/15 By Bob Bowné. © Special to Blogfinger.  Reposted from 2015.

KERMIT RUFFINS:

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Bob Bowné ©. Great Horned Owl. Mono Lake. Special to Blogfinger.

 

Do you think Bob missed New Jersey when he was out West?  Here’s Roy Orbison with “California Blue”

 

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Bob Bowné © 2017.  Santa Cruz, California.  Special to Blogfinger.

 

Paul:      I was out of town for six weeks touring the west and creating images.
Here is one from the beachfront at Santa Cruz, CA.
Love their life guard huts!
—Bob

Editor’s note: Bob–welcome back. Did you see any California  girls?   Thank you for the lovely shot of a beach hut.  Perhaps you remember Atilla the Hut.  Or Jabba the Hut from Star Wars.  (Actually his last name is Hutt).

We’ve missed you on Blogfinger. Please share some more of your recent work.  We are going to show some Sandy pictures including your iconic view of the OG pier.   It is the 5th anniversary of the Superstorm—

Paul

DAVID LEE ROTH:

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Ocean Grove. By Bob Bowné. September 1, 2015. ©

Ocean Grove. By Bob Bowné. September 1, 2015. Special to Blogfinger © Reposted from September 2, 2015.

WARREN VACHE´ and friends:

“Only Trust Your Heart”

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THREE

Bob Bowné  October 31, 2012.  ©. Ocean front at Ocean Grove, New Jersey.  Special to Blogfinger.net

Ocean Grove  was hit hard during Sandy losing most of our boardwalk and fishing pier. Bob Bowné  photographed when Sandy carried away the Fishing Club and he took the most iconic image of that day. (link below)

These oceanfront Victorians took a beating but they survived as they probably did during many storms since the late 19th century. Ocean Grove was relatively lucky.  It would be two years before the Boardwalk was partially rebuilt, and it is still not done.  But you can’t hurry love:

PHIL COLLINS

Here’s a reminder from 2015 Blogfinger.

2015 Boardwalk post

And a link to Bob Bowné’s iconic photograph from the day Sandy hit:

Sandy iconic photo

 

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