June, 2007. This Ocean Grove image taken from inside the GA, was featured in Bell, Bell and DuFresne’s book on the Great Auditorium—–available in the Historical Society Museum. Photo by Paul Goldfinger
BOB DYLAN with “But Beautiful.” From his new album Triplicate.
“Love is funny, or it’s sad Or it’s quiet, or it’s mad It’s a good thing or it’s bad But beautiful… Beautiful to take a chance and if you fall you fall And I’m thinking I wouldn’t mind at all…“
The OG summer tents are sought after by painters, photographers, tourists, renters, historians, strollers, bikers, and others. Our tents are unique. From a photographer’s point of view, we look for new ways of seeing the tents; we try to be creative with lighting and composition. It’s not easy to come up with something different, but that is what we require at this Ocean Grove website where photography is used more than words to describe our town.
When I submitted a “plain vanilla” portrait of the tents for the book “New Jersey 24/7” I was surprised that the image was one of the winners, but then I realized that those of us who live here are a bit jaded, like New Yorkers who take the Empire State Building for granted.
But for you OG photographers, Blogfinger will continue looking for fresh ways of seeing our historic and beautiful tents.
ADAM LEVINE “No One Else Like You .” From the film Begin Again
“It was a cold, dark, stark night in Ocean Grove.
Not a creature was stirring.
Not even a mouse.
The only things lively, were the flags, blowing in the breeze by the Boardwalk and Main Ave.
With the spotlights shining on them, it was a sight for sore eyes.”
JOHN RUTTER AND THE CAMBRIDGE SINGERS “A Gaelic Blessing:”
“Deep peace of the running wave to you. Deep peace of the flowing air to you. Deep peace of the quiet earth to you. Deep peace of the shining stars to you. Deep peace of the gentle night to you. Moon and stars pour their healing light on you.”