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The archangel Michael slays the devil while a dragon spits water. Paul Goldfinger photo ©.

The Place Saint-Michel dates back to 1860. The fountain is the center-piece, but the open area around it is where people relax, sit, stroll and socialize. It reminds me of the fountain area in Washington Square Park, Greenwich Village, New York.  It is in the Latin Quarter neighborhood on the Left Bank of Paris.

BOB DYLAN  “These Foolish Things” from his new album Triplicate

Paris is a walking city.  The cafés, parks, fountains, churches, bridges across the Seine, meals in bistros, strolls around town such as in the Isle de la Cité or around Notre Dame—all of it lends itself to romantic moments. The city especially shines at night—it is the City of Lights.  And those moments, as brief or as foolish as they might be, create lasting memories.  The Place de Saint Michel (above) is like that if you just hang around for even 15 minutes.

 

 

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Paris. By Paul Goldfinger © Click left for full view

Paris. By Paul Goldfinger © Click  for full view   (re-posted from 2013)

CHARLES TRENET.  “La Romance de Paris.”

 

 

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Italy. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Italy. By Paul Goldfinger ©

PUCCINI:   From Madame Butterly  “One Fine Day”

 

 

 

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A bus in Italy gets your attention. By Paul Goldfinger. © Undated.  Tom Costantino wins the title contest.

JESSICA MOLASKEY

 

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Mt. Hermon Way. 2014. Paul Goldfinger photo. © Blogfinger.net. Click to enlarge.

 

THE TWO OF US:

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December, 2012. Ocean Grove. By Paul Goldfinger © Blogfinger.net

 

ELLIS MARSALIS.  From A New Orleans Christmas:  “Christmas Time is Here.”

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Lovely to look at, delightful to know, kinky perhaps.      Paul Goldfinger portrait. © 2014.

 

MAX RAABE AND CHRISTOPH ISRAEL

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Spring is soon. Ocean Grove , NJ. Stephen is a Grover .  April, 2015. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

KARRIN ALLYSON:

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The Great Auditorium of Ocean Grove.Getting ready to perform Mendelssohn’s “Elijah,” conducted by Jason Tramm. August 28, 2016. The musicians are from the Adelphi Chamber Orchestra.  Paul Goldfinger photo. ©

Here is a link to the Blogfinger article about this concert:

Elijah in the Great Auditorium

STEPHEN DOUGHTY     Elijah Part 2.  “He, watching over Israel, slumbers not.”

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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.

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 optimism that we often find in Broadway musicals and, sometimes, in life.

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