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Harmony 3 sculpture by Daniel Kainz (1993). Hamilton, NJ. Paul Goldfinger photo © 2007

Harmony 3 sculpture by Daniel Kainz (1993). Grounds for Sculpture.  Hamilton, NJ. Paul Goldfinger photo © 2007   Click to enlarge

YO-YO MA.    Ennio Morricone’s “Gabriel’s Oboe” from the film The Mission

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Seaside Heights boards. Closing attractions early; Sunday night crowds thin. No clams to be found.   9/16/18. 7 pm.  Paul Goldfinger photo © Click to enlarge.

JOHNNY CASH AND JUNE CARTER CASH:

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Raceway Mall in Freehold. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

Raceway Mall in Freehold. Paul Goldfinger photo ©  Re-posted from 2014

Flavonoids and “good fats” are found in chocolate, especially the dark variety  (which, in small doses, is also good with another heart-healthy food—red wine).

But watch out–chocolate is fattening and is not good in a Milky Way or chocolate cake. No one knows what a healthy dose is, but the Cleveland Clinic says one ounce would be good.  Can you eat only one ounce of chocolate?

JOHN PIZZARELLI     Album: My Blue Heaven

 

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FullSizeRender (1)Moe Demby, Blogfinger staff, was walking Chico around the Grove at 6:00 pm, December 23, 2015.—-rain, no snow. A wet winter wonderland.

JOHNNIE RAY:

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Southside. Ocean Grove. Paul Goldfinger ©

 

LIONEL HAMPTON AND OSCAR PETERSON

 

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Bridge to somewhere. Ocean Grove.  Paul Goldfinger ©  Blogfinger.net  Click image to make the New Jersey Avenue crossing bigger.

 

RUFUS WAINWRIGHT  from (live)  Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall:  “If Love Were All.”

 

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Along the Jersey Coast Line. Paul Goldfinger photograph. © 2013

 

GLADYS KNIGHT and the PIPS:

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Brewer cemetery. Farmingdale, NJ. Paul Goldfinger photo © 2014.

Brewer cemetery. Farmingdale, NJ. Paul Goldfinger photo © 2014.  Re-posted from 2015.

By Paul Goldfinger, Photography Editor @Blogfinger

Photographers are sometimes drawn to cemeteries because they can be dramatic and lovely. But I rarely see a cemetery in an art gallery—I guess they don’t sell well. In my case, I almost never photograph in a cemetery because it’s depressing.

About the only time I get interested is if there is historical context, such as with this 18th century cemetery in Farmingdale. There is something mysterious and brooding about this place. I actually enjoyed walking around there and trying to read the nearly obliterated inscriptions.

I have visited cemeteries in Boston and New Brunswick which go back to the Revolutionary War, and they are absolutely fascinating if not beautiful. Another gorgeous place is the Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah where Johnny Mercer resides. You can take a ghost tour in Savannah. I have photos. (Remember the book/movie Midnight In the Garden of Good and Evil—-set in Savannah)

But this place in Farmingdale, with its lonely setting, sitting forlornly by the side of a country road, seems wonderfully haunting.

You know, the Albatross Hotel on Ocean Pathway in Ocean Grove served as a setting for the HBO series Boardwalk Empire. This Farmingdale cemetery would be great for HBO’s True Blood.

You can almost see the vampires coming out of the ground during the night to fly into Ocean Grove and seek some juicy jugular veins.

RUFUS WAINWRIGHT   from his album Want One

 

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The little tent houses are lined up, waiting for Springtime and for their canvas front ends.  By Jean Bredin, Blogfinger staff ©. March, 2018

 

Boardwalk benches sit at attention at the North End, Ocean Grove. By Jean Bredin, Blogfinger Staff. ©  March, 2018.  Protect the environment and save this property for the children—Build a seaside park for the residents and visitors to the Grove.  Take the land for eminent domain. 

ANITA O’DAY:

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Paul Goldfinger ©. Thornley Chapel, Ocean Grove, New Jersey . Undated.

 

BEVERLY KENNEY

 

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