Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Archive for the ‘Photographs by Jean Bredin’ Category

OG beach front on November 17, 2018. By Jean Bredin, Blogfinger staff ©

 

Editor’s note– ( PG)    After the Fishing Club was wiped out by Sandy in 2012,  there was talk that the Club would shift gears and engage in surf fishing.  It initially sounded like a good idea, allowing the members to teach kids how to fish, as they did before.    But that plan never materialized, supposedly because of liability concerns, but it would seem that there must have been similar issues when a large group of kids would assemble on the pier for the very popular event.

So now, 6 years after Sandy, the Fishing Club remains dormant.

Seeing surf fisherman on the OG beach, as in Jean’s photograph, is a fairly unusual sight, perhaps because such fishermen tend to show up very early in the morning. OG, with its jetties, would seem like a good spot for such sport.

Jean made this image at 2 pm.

Her silhouette black and white image is quite dramatic, so we are pleased to exhibit it on Blogfinger.net.

 

THE RAYS:

Read Full Post »

Jean Bredin. October 4, 2018. ©

The little gull in the turquoise dress  attracts the interest of the big white gull who hopes to find a snack.

 

THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS:   “Ebb Tide.”

Read Full Post »

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:

Read Full Post »

Auditorium Park on a warm February afternoon. Plenty of empty benches,;  67 degrees.  Everyone is in Florida.  Rain is coming
By Jean Bredin 2/20/18 © Blogfinger.net

 

MARTH REEVES AND THE VANDELLAS   (Motown 50th anniversary)

Read Full Post »

Debris was being loaded into a dump truck this morning. Jean Bredin photo Blogfinger staff. © Jan 31, 2018.

 

PAOLO NUTINI AND THE PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND

 

Read Full Post »

New Victorian on north side of Ocean Pathway, Manchester site. Jean Bredin photo for Blogfinger.net. 1/31/18. ©

 

Paul Goldfinger, MD, Editor @Blogfinger.

Amateur historical architects are already raving about this home under construction on Ocean Avenue—a work in progress. Our consultant has a one word review of this project so far, “WOW!”

Johnny on the spot evokes the old days when there were outhouses.  We assume that there will eventually be indoor plumbing.

Besides the welcoming sight of this  single family home going up where condominiums were once proposed—at the Manchester Inn location before it was destroyed by fire, other new Victorians (four of them) are actively under construction at the Whitfield Hotel site  (Bath and Surf Avenues.)   Recently #19 Bath Avenue reached the market at $1.25 million.   #17 was similarly priced.  As far as we can tell, no condos are presently in the works.

Link to the Whitfield construction site:

Whitfield single family houses

The owner of the Warrington who is suing the Township because he wants a hotel  (? or condos) on his Lake Avenue property, the site of a huge fire last March which destroyed that hotel,  might take notice of what happened to the Manchester and the Whitfield, and back off—choosing instead to put up one or two single family homes over there as well.

It would be good if the OGCMA  (who owns all the land in town) would pay attention to the Master Plan and support the Single Family Homes in the Grove Movement–to join with the citizens of Ocean Grove who are solidly behind that concept.

The CMA might begin by pressuring the Warrington owner to change his vision for that site and then top it off by withdrawing their support for the aggressive and destructive  North End Redevelopment Plan.

ROSEMARY CLOONEY:

 

Read Full Post »

Jean Bredin © Asbury Park. 2014 . Blogfinger staff.

THE HARPTONES:   Wolfman Jack sends this out to Blogfinger fan Perry Young up in the New Hampshire North Country.

Read Full Post »

Jean Bredin © Ocean Grove. September 27, 2017.  Click on the photo to see the details.

Around town with Jean:    “Today’s beach scene was very atmospheric. The huge waves kept rolling in. Beach lovers dotted the sand.

“It was a  hazy, warm, and quite beautiful day for late September.”

 

OMARA PORTUONDO   “Mariposta de Primavera.”   Buena Vista Social Club.

 

Read Full Post »

Becca Hamilton, weaker fan. Ocean Grove. September , 2015. Photo by Jean Bredin, Blogfinger.net staff

Becca Hamilton, Weaser fan. Ocean Grove. September , 2015. Photo © by Jean Bredin, Blogfinger.net staff. Re-posted from 2015.  Worth a second look and a chocolate ice.

Says Jean Bredin:  “Becca Hamilton from Ocean Grove is an OG lifeguard.  I was curious how long has she been enjoying Weaser’s ices. .’Since I was 2 years old, she exclaimed! ‘   She’s a great representative for Weaser’s, our lifeguards, and girls in their summer clothes !”

THE TEMPOS.   From the film American Graffiti.

Read Full Post »

Ocean Grove Tent City. Photo by Jean Bredin, Blogfinger staff ©. 5/11/17.

Jean says, “The little paths between the rows of tents are quaint.
You walk down, and there’s the Great Auditorium in all her splendor.

“They soon will be occupied, and personal touches will embellish each tent.
It won’t be long now.”

RICKY NELSON    from the movie soundtrack of Pulp Fiction.  Tent City is a lonesome town until the occupiers begin to show up on May 15.   Then it springs to life—it is a community within a community having its own rhythms and even its own customs. Kids love it there. By June 1, it is  no longer a lonesome town.  —-PG

Read Full Post »

Older Posts »

%d bloggers like this: