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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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Edith Piaf the French chanteuse wrote “La Vie en Rose” in the 1940’s, and she made it a hit.  In 2007 a movie was made about her which also was called “La Vie en Rose.”

 

Here is Lady Gaga with a fine version from the movie A Star is Born.  The scene is set in a drag bar where she meets the Bradley Cooper character.
 

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Domme, France. By Paul Goldfinger © Domme, France. By Paul Goldfinger © This image was shown  as part of an exhibition at the Monmouth Museum. This photograph has been posted on Blogfinger most years since 2014. ©

 

This medieval French village sits above the Dordogne River in south-central France. There is a hotel there and a little park.

In the mornings, the mist rises off the river and makes itself known 900 feet above.  On market day, they set up here early, and as the mist clears, a foie gras stand is seen along with tables belonging to fresh food merchants selling sausage, vegetables, bread and fish.

During the Hundred Years War, the English owned this spot for awhile.  Luckily the French got it back—the food’s better.  But Monty Python is funnier.

 

CHARLES TRENET:

 

 

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Paris. Too early for dinner. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Paris. Left Bank.  Too early for dinner. By Paul Goldfinger ©

This image is on permanent exhibit at Cheese on Main in Ocean Grove.  Americans often arrive too early for dinner.

 

LUCIENNE DELYLE

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Provence, France. Photograph by Paul Goldfinger. 1999. © silver gelatin print.

Provence, France. Photograph by Paul Goldfinger. 1999. © silver gelatin print.

THE HOT SARDINES  “Petite Fleur”   (Little Flower)  Written by Sidney Bechet

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Paul Goldfinger ©. Silver gelatin darkroom print. Springtime in Paris.

 

FRANKIE RANDALL  from his album Sings and Swings.

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L’Oustau de la Mar is in Cassis, a  fishing village in Provence—-southern France. This restaurant is along the edge of the harbor where cafés and eateries overlook the pebbled beach and the fleet. It’s a little early for dinner.  Paul Goldfinger ©. Undated.

 

Paul Goldfinger ©. Cassis, France. Provence. Blogfinger.net  Silver gelatin dark room print by the photographer.  Click to enlarge.

 

DALIDA: “Dans le bleu du ciel bleu.”

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Place des Vosges, Marais District of Paris. Eileen Goldfinger photograph. © Undated. Blogfinger staff.

Place des Vosges, Marais District of Paris. Eileen Goldfinger photograph. © Undated. Blogfinger staff.

ANITA O’DAY

 

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