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Blvd St Michel By Paul Goldfinger

Place Saint-Michel, Paris Left Bank.   By Paul Goldfinger©

 

DJANGO REINHARDT   from the movie Something’s Gotta Give:  “Brazil”

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By Paul Goldfinger in Paris. © This image appeared in an ad in the Euro Zone. Blogfinger.net

By Paul Goldfinger in Paris. © This image appeared in an ad in the Euro Zone. Blogfinger.net

 

HAVANA CARBO   “Paris” from their album Luna de Varadero

 

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Left Bank, Paris. c. 1998. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Left Bank, Paris. c. 1998. By Paul Goldfinger ©  Click to enlarge

 

KELSEY GRAMMER AND DOUGLAS HODGE.   “Song on the Sand.”  From La Cage Aux Folles.  Broadway cast album.

 

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Church yard, France. Paul Goldfinger photograph. Silver gelatin darkroom print by PG

 

BILLIE HOLIDAY AND HER ORCHESTRA  “On the Sentimental Side.”

 

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Paris, c. 1994. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Paris, c. 1994. By Paul Goldfinger ©  Blogfinger.net

 

REBECCA KILGORE and the Hal Smith California Swing Cats and Tim Laughlin:

 

 

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Hi Paul:

Greetings from Manhattan. Over fifty years ago, my grandmother said a few things to me shortly before she died that I knew would eventually find their way into a poem. Here is “Grandmother’s Note” from my 2008 collection, Father of Water.

Best wishes,

Charles Pierre

 

 

Paris. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Paris. By Paul Goldfinger ©  Click to enlarge.

 

Grandmother’s Note

By Charles Pierre

 

Looking for less with each added year,

I’ve begun to live in the small space

that surrounds me now, in the shadows

 

that gather at my feet and follow

as I walk along, and in the breezes

that take my shape for an instant,

 

leaving nothing but gentle creases

in my hair and a cool ripple

over my skin. Expecting little,

 

I go where my handwriting leads me –

become just a sound, a word, a phrase,

part of the impression on the page

 

for a moment, not an old woman

with the obvious lines of age, but

a clear thought in this surrounding space

 

CAL TJADER: “The Night We Called it a Day”

 

 

Charles Pierre. Photograph by Marcella Kerr. ©

Charles Pierre. Photograph by Marcella Kerr. ©

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Dordogne region of France. Market day morning. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

Domme.  Dordogne region of France. Market day morning. Paul Goldfinger photo © Silver gelatin print.  Click to enlarge.  ©

 

JOHN WILLIAMS and  ITZHAK PERLMAN  with “Theme from Il Postino.”

 

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“Michael” Paris, 1991. By Paul Goldfinger ©

 

Paul Goldfinger has published quite a few of his  Paris photos including this portrait.  One time one of our Paris images  (of the Eiffel Tower)  was used in a commercial in Spain.  I never saw the commercial, but they sent me $100.00, enough to go for dinner at Don Pepe in Newark.

About 10 years ago our photo of the Asbury Park lifeguards was chosen for the cover of the book “New Jersey 24/7”

But now we have some news:  One of our Paris images has been chosen for the cover of a book to be published in London in 2022. This will be our second book cover.

We cannot offer the details now, but this is very exciting, so I will share it with our readers —–Paul

 

SOUNDTRACK:    Django Reinhardt  “Brazil”

 

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Left Bank, Paris. Musée D'orsay Paul Goldfinger photo ©

Left Bank, Paris. Musée d’Orsay.  Paul Goldfinger photo ©  Click to enlarge

 

 

FRANCOIS PARISI  from the Woody Allen film Midnight in Paris

“Ballad du Paris”

 

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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.

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.

 

BOB DYLAN  “These Foolish Things” from his album Triplicate

 

 

 

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