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Metropolitan Museum of Art. Fifth Avenue. New York street series. By Paul Goldfinger. ©  Re-post from June 2012.

SOUNDTRACK:   Harry Nilsson.

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Luxembourg Gardens, Paris, left bank. Built by Marie de´Medici, widow of King Henry IV of France. Photo and silver gelatin print by Paul Goldfinger © c.1995 Don’t know the month of the photo, but can tell you the century. (20th)  Click image to enlarge.

Re-posted from 2014 on Blogfinger.net  (with a slight modification of the image.)

It’s April in Paris, right now.  And it is a fine time to visit that most romantic of cities, but sometimes April there can dip down to the 40’s—sound familiar?  And, despite Yip Harburg’s lyrics, chestnuts in blossom don’t happen till May, and nobody is setting “holiday tables under the trees.”  In Luxembourg Gardens, blooms are starting to pop in April, and they have a bandstand there. However, choose May.

“I never knew the charm of spring
I never met it face to face
I never new my heart could sing
I never missed a warm embrace

Till April in Paris
Whom can I run to
What have you done to my heart”

This song, “April in Paris” was written by Yip Harburg and Vernon Duke for a 1932 Broadway show called, “Walk a Little Faster.”  Harburg also wrote the lyrics for “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”  So many have recorded “April in Paris,” but Count Basie made the most famous version.

ELLA FITZGERALD WITH THE COUNT BASIE ORCHESTRA:

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SOUNDTRACK. From the film “Midnight in Paris” (Woody Allen 2011). Dana Boulé: “Parlez moi d’Amour” (Speak to me of love)

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Paul Goldfinger ©. Central Park. Silver gelatin darkroom print. Blogfinger.net. Undated.  Click on image to enlarge.

 

GLENN MILLER AND HIS ORCHESTRA     From the soundtrack of The Shape of Water… “I Know Why and So Do You.” *

 

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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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Auditorium Square Park, July 2012. Paul Goldfinger photo. ©

Auditorium Square Park, dusk, Ocean Grove, July 2012. Paul Goldfinger photo. ©  Click to enlarge

 

MANDY PATINKIN

 

BLOSSOM DEARIE

 

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Wedding Party. Edison Estate on the Caloosahatchee River. Fort Myers, Florida. March  2011. Re-posted by Paul Goldfinger- 2018—-Blogfinger.net ©

—Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger.

This photo requires a bit of narrative.  It’s a gorgeous  Saturday in Fort Myers, Florida, at the Edison Estate  (the winter home of  Thomas A.).  We’re milling about, sizing up the tour which we are about to take, when a white limo pulls up.  Out spills the bridal party. The wedding photographer is fumbling with his equipment, and the women form a protective ring around the bride.

So here I am with my camera, and this scene unfolds right in front of me. I pick up my Leica and start shooting. I’m caught up in the event; I’m a paparazzi, circling the scene like a shark—moving in with my wide angle lens.

Just then, a cell phone rings multiple times, with the sound coming from the right side.  It’s  the bride’s mother’s phone.   I snap the photo, and then the bride says, “Mom!! I think your phone’s ringing!!”

Editor’s note:  The bride was so beautiful;   I can’t leave it like this–with Mom’s phone ringing.  Let’s fast forward and imagine a moment later in the day when all attention is focused on the bride.

Here are the JAGUARS:  This is one of the all-time great love songs—-By Jerome Kern  (music) and Dorothy Fields lyrics.  She said that she cried when she first heard Kern’s melody.

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Central  Park south Sunday Sundown.  Winter. Paul Goldfinger  Tri-X © Undated.

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The biker and the bride: Asbury Park boardwalk. September 14, 2012. Photos by Paul Goldfinger © Reposted from Sept. 2012.

By Paul Goldfinger, Editor@ Blogfinger.net.

Speaking of bike riding, this guy in Asbury Park was following the white line all the way, not distracted by the events to the left or the right. Personally, I would have stopped and taken a picture. Uh…. actually, that is what I did, but I was walking.   The bike rider was illegal at that time of day, while the wedding party was OK.

One time I walked onto the OG beach to watch and photograph a wedding party that was having a photo shoot by the jetty near the pier.   The father of the bride came down from the pier to yell at me for taking pictures.  I pointed out to him that they were in a public place, so I had every right to take pictures.

He was really mad, and, for me it wasn’t worth having my Leica digital camera tossed into the Atlantic Ocean, so I gave up being a wedding photographer that day.  After all, it is sort of trite.  But who can resist a wedding, especially when it is on the beach or inside the Casino or on the boardwalk?  —-not me, but the biker?  He seems immune to the distraction.    —Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger.net

 

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Flower girl. She stole the show.    © 

 

Convention Hall Arcade  © Paul Goldfinger photo.  click on image to enlarge.

 

SOUNDTRACK:  It’s Ed Norton from “Everyone Says I Love You:”

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Paul Goldfinger ©

 

“Hatikvah (The Hope)”  is the national anthem of Israel.   This version is conducted by John Williams from the soundtrack of the 2005 film Munich.

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