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Portrait of Eileen.   Paul Goldfinger  Undated. Re-posted from 2014. Blogfinger.net







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Ocean Grove. Aerial view by Paul Goldfinger ©

Ocean Grove. Aerial view by Paul Goldfinger ©  Click to enlarge



Every summer, the day after Labor Day, the town of Ocean Grove, as we have known it all summer long,  suddenly disappears, and another version takes its place. It’s magic like the story of Brigadoon.

Here are Shirley Jones  and Jack Cassidy with  “The Heather on the Hill.”   –Paul Goldfinger, Editor  @Blogfinger


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Paul Goldfinger photo. Pearl Harbor Day 2011. OG Pier pre-Sandy.  Click to enlarge.


Each year on Pearl Harbor Day in Ocean Grove, there is a ceremony at the pier, and a small boat, tossing around in the waves, drops a wreath into the ocean. It is very moving. December 7, 2011.    Paul Goldfinger photo.

Neptune Police Chief Robert Adams piloted his small boat for these ceremonies. He loved this photograph and he had it hanging in his Neptune office.


By Israeli singer LLANIT.    The title means Next Year.


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Live nativity procession. Ocean Grove, New Jersey. c. 2000. By Paul Goldfinger. ©.  This event used to be held outdoors with a finish in the Auditorium Pavilion. Now it is held in the Great Auditorium.  The music is too happy to remain only in December., so Christmas in July is held in Tent Village each summer.


By Paul Goldfinger, MD, Editor @Blogfinger.net


When we first moved here part-time in 1998, we became acquainted with the Live Nativity event.  I never saw anything like it before.

I recall standing out in the cold waiting for the children and animals to appear.  There was a procession, and  this star bearer came by. She seemed as  if  she had appeared out of the mists of time  as in Brigadoon.   For a moment I felt I had experienced time travel.

Preserving the past is usually expressed in this town by the architecture. But other things occur which add life to the history, as you see in the photograph.

It’s important to continue those traditions whenever possible.   The live nativity is now indoors, but it seemed more authentic when we were breathing vapor out our nostrils while waiting in the cold for the two-humped camel, the wise men, the sheep and some shepherds to arrive.


SOUNDTRACK:  As a teenage musician I often took part in Christmas celebrations and concerts. We went caroling in the snow , and people tossed dollar bills out the windows of the garden apartments where we lived.

In school, Christmas music was a big deal, and I always have associated this holiday with beautiful music,  both classical and popular.

But this photograph seems to require something especially heart-felt and different from the usual carols, so here, although it is not actually a Christmas selection, it does seem to go with the photo.  It’s Puccini.—Paul Goldfinger


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Paul Goldfinger photograph ©. August, 2018.   Click to enlarge.





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Preservation Hall Jazz Band. New Orleans. By Paul Goldfinger ©

New Orleans. By Paul Goldfinger ©



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St. Remy, France. By Paul Goldfinger © St. Remy, France. Silver gelatin darkroom print.  By Paul Goldfinger   Click  to enlarge Blogfinger.net


EVA CASSIDY:   “It Doesn’t Matter Anymore” from her album Imagine.


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Back Bay Boston.  Silver gelatin print.   Undated.   By Paul Goldfinger. ©


This image was published in the New England Journal of Medicine.  They used to display one photograph each issue taken by a physician.  The NEJM is published in Boston.



KEN PEPLOWSKI AND FRIENDS   “All the Things You Are.”




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Kutztown,Pa. c. 1998. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Kutztown,Pa. c. 1998. By Paul Goldfinger ©


NORA JONES   “Carnival Town”




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Mulberry Street, near Chinatown. By Paul Goldfinger © Sept 2013.

Mulberry Street, near Chinatown. By Paul Goldfinger © Sept 2013.  Click to enlarge.


Little Italy has been fading away for years. Yet you can still take a food tour there and visit family businesses that exist after more than one hundred years.

On Columbus Day,  the Italian-American community is celebrated —-Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger.



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