Archive for the ‘Photographic Gallery: Ocean Grove’ Category


June, 2007. This image was featured in Bell, Bell and DuFresne's book on the Great Auditorium. By Paul Goldfinger ©

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


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Chico (L) and Max, the Blogfinger dogs–Chico is an investigative reporter who often sniffs out stories for us.  Max is in training.  They live with Moe Demby in OG, BF staff reporter.  Portrait by Eileen Goldfinger using her iPhone 6. 4/22/17 ©

BILL MAXWELL  “Meeting in the Park” from the soundtrack of Woody’s film Fading Gigolo.

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Main Avenue, Ocean Grove. September 2012. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

Street musician.  Main Avenue, Ocean Grove. September 2012. Paul Goldfinger photo © The building behind burned down on Feb 6, 2015. Note the original setbacks. Reposted from September, 2015.

BLOSSOM DEARIE  “It Might as well be Spring”  (performed in French)

“I’m as busy as a spider spinning daydreams
I’m as giddy as a baby on a swing
I haven’t seen a crocus or a rosebud
Or a robin on the wing”

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Mt. Hermon Way. 2014. Paul Goldfinger photo. © Blogfinger.net. Click to enlarge.



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Ocean Grove. Paul Goldfinger photo. 2009. © Blogfinger.net


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Summer tents. August 22, 2015. ©

Summer tents. August 22, 2015. ©  By Paul Goldfinger.  Click to enlarge.

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

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A sign of the times in Asbury Park. April 4, 2017. By Bob Bowné. Special to Blogfinger.net.

SMALL POTATOES finding the direction to spring in Bob’s image:



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Ocean Grove. March 28, 2017. By Jean Bredin, Blogfinger staff. ©

Tuesday, March 28, 2017.  Jean Bredin says:

“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.”


“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.”


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November one, 2013. It's always different. By Paul Goldfinger ©

November one, 2013. Ocean Grove, NJ.  By Paul Goldfinger ©. Click to enlarge.

DANIEL O’DONNELL    “Welcome to My World.”   From the Jim Reeves Songbook.

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The Great Auditorium of Ocean Grove.Getting ready to perform Mendelssohn’s “Elijah,” conducted by Jason Tramm. August 28, 2016. The musicians are from the Adelphi Chamber Orchestra.  Paul Goldfinger photo. ©

Here is a link to the Blogfinger article about this concert:

Elijah in the Great Auditorium

STEPHEN DOUGHTY     Elijah Part 2.  “He, watching over Israel, slumbers not.”

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