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Founders' Park. Ocean Grove. Silver gelatin print. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Ocean Grove. Silver gelatin print. By Paul Goldfinger ©  2016. This is the Fitzgerald Fountain before it was refurbished in 2019.  Click to enlarge.


By Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger


The Story of Ocean Grove, 1869-1919 by Morris S Daniels.  Published in 1919 by the Methodist Book Concern in New York City:

“In a little old dingy tent, one of ten erected on the sand drifts of what was later to be known in Ocean Grove as Thompson Park but now called Founders’ Park, there occurred on the night of July 31, 1869 an event of immense significance.

“What happened was not unusual of itself, and the surroundings were not such as to impress one that history was making within the confines of the poor little tent, illumined, as it was, by a few tallow candles; but ‘Great oaks from little acorns grow.'”

Morris Daniels tells us that about 12 people gathered in the tent which belonged to Mrs. Joseph Thornley.  They all had arrived the day before and pitched their tents there.  There were no chairs, so they all sat on rough pine boards.

Daniels says, “The night was dark, save for the stars which twinkled brightly from overhead, while the few candles within cast a weird shadow upon the scene.

“Some had come directly from their own tents while others had preferred to wander over the yielding sands to the edge of the dune overlooking the sea to watch the moon rise from her briny bed.

“But shortly after nine o’clock all had gathered in the little dimly lighted tent for Ocean Grove’s  first religious service—–a prayer meeting.”


WARREN VACHE´    “Stardust”

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Tabernacle. Ocean Grove. By Paul Goldfinger © 8/1/19   Click to enlarge.


MICHAEL REED with the original London cast of Phantom of the Opera :   “All I ask of You.”



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Eileen. New York City.  Paul Goldfinger ©  Tri-X series. Undated



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Colt's Neck, NJ. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Paul Goldfinger ©  Rt. 34,  Colt’s Neck, NJ.

BUDAPEST PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA.  “Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo sinfonico.”   By Pietro Mascagni. From the film Raging Bull.  Re-posted from June, 2014.

This place is at  Delicious Orchards.  Don’t miss it.


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OG Dark One. May, 2015. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Wesley Lake  Ocean Grove side. May, 2015.  By Paul Goldfinger © Click to enlarge.


JOE TEMPERLEY   “Polka Dots and Moonbeams.”



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GW med student demonstrates his auscultory (stethoscope) skills to a student nurse. Paul Goldfinger with the candid photo c. 1966. Washington DC., ©

George Washington University medical  student demonstrates his auscultory (stethoscope) skills to a student nurse. Paul Goldfinger with the surprise photo c. 1966. Washington DC., ©

ASTRUD GILBERTO  offers some sound advice:    “Never trust your heart to a medical student”

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Chianti region, Tuscan countryside. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Chianti region vineyards, Tuscan countryside. Picnic time.  By Paul Goldfinger ©  Click to enlarge

PUCCINI.  from the opera  Gianni Schicchi :  “O  Miio Babbino Caro”

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Café du Monde in the French Quarter.

Café Du Monde  Coffee Stand in the French Quarter  (c. 1862).  Paul Goldfinger photograph on a Sunday morning, early. ©  Click to enlarge.

By Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger


The French brought coffee to the New Orleans area around 1700.  In the 1800’s, during a coffee shortage, chicory was added. The Cajuns came from Nova Scotia in the 19th century and brought beignets with them.

Café Du Monde on Decatur Street  has been around for about 150 years. If you visit NO, you must visit the Café.  It is open 24/7 and is always busy. The scene is livened by street musicians and characters.

The photo above is unusual, because there was only one person chowing down on a Sunday morning.   I guess Saturday night on Bourbon Street took its toll.

The menu is very limited featuring beignets  (donuts without a hole, served hot and covered with powdered sugar.)  The coffee is dark roasted and served black or with milk  (au lait). They also have hot chocolate and fresh squeezed orange juice.





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Mysteries abound in Tent Village. Ocean Grove. September 2, 2018. Paul Goldfinger ©   click to enlarge


BEN WEBSTER AND OSCAR PETERSON:  “In The Wee Small Hours of the Morning.”


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Fletcher Lake, Ocean Grove. January 2014. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Fletcher Lake, Ocean Grove. January 2014. By Paul Goldfinger ©  Click to enlarge.


ACADEMY OF ST. MARTIN IN THE FIELDS.  BACH:    Concerto for Harpsichord, Strings and Continuo #5 in F minor

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