Archive for the ‘Photography: Florida’ Category

Tom gets away each winter to his estate on the Caloosahatchie River in Ft. Myers, Fla, but he can’t sit still. He has a full lab on the premises. This is at his (and the Mrs.) gardens, near a raucous banyan tree. Paul Goldfinger photograph.


ANITA O’DAY  “Stella by Starlight.”  (recorded in Tokyo)..   Thomas Edison lit up the starlit sky.

Read Full Post »

Tropicana Co-op. Ft. Myers Fla.  Southwest Florida.   Paul Goldfinger ©  January, 2019.

THE KLEZMER CONSERVATORY BAND    Album Yiddishe Renaissance.  “Rozhinkes Mit Mandlen”

“Raisins with Almonds,” a Yiddish lullaby, was composed in 1880 by Avrohom Goldfaden as part of a musical play  “Shulamis” in the Yiddish theater.

“Due to its beautiful melody and its words, it could be  understood as a  metaphor for the exile of the Jewish people and their promised redemption.”  (Encyclopedia of the Jews in Eastern Europe)

Read Full Post »

Paul Goldfinger ©. San Carlos Bay. Sanibel Island Causeway. January 2019.


Read Full Post »

Micanopy 2017. Paul Goldfinger ©. The owner stays open until tourists drive off.

In the 19th century, the town of Micanopy, Fla. prospered with agriculture; then, in sequence came cane sugar, cotton, vegetables, oranges and lumber.

In 1836 there was a battle with the local Seminole Indians.   The US Army showed up to rescue the town, and a fort was built.  There were settlers and some slaves in the town.  But later, the town’s founder Moses Levy, a Jewish immigrant from Morocco, encouraged schools and opposed slavery.

These days (December, 2018) it is a tourist town on the National Historic Register. Antiques used to be big in Micanopy,  but now millennials hate that old stuff.  It is a fine place to visit and explore for a couple of hours.

Last year I bought a T shirt, but this year they were sold out.  The town panhandler hit me up, and a young couple were posing for a professional wedding photographer.   I snapped a couple of frames from a distance;  the groom looked at me and gave me a grin and a thumbs up.

A guitarist was playing outside some shops.  He said that he has made some country recordings. A hat on the ground collected some change and bills.  Christmas decorations were scattered about.

Micanopy is near Gainesville (U. of Florida) and had a population of 600 in the last Census.

BOB DYLAN:  “The Man in Me.”

Bob Dylan. Photographer unknown.

Read Full Post »

Ft. Myers, Fla. Feb 18, 2018. © Paul Goldfinger photograph. Click to enlarge.



Read Full Post »

Sanibel Island, Florida on the Gulf of Mexico. Early morning. 2006. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Sanibel Island, Florida on the Gulf of Mexico. Early morning. 2006. By Paul Goldfinger ©  Enlarge by clicking on the image.

THE PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND OF NEW ORLEANS  with “His Eye is on the Sparrow.”   This gospel hymn is often performed at African-American church services. It goes back over 100 years.


Read Full Post »

Boca Grande, Fla. Paul Goldfinger © Click on image to enlarge.

CONRAD POPE with “Arthur’s Notebook”

From the 2011 movie: My Week with Marilyn starring Michelle Williams in an award winning performance as Marilyn Monroe.

The notebook writer is Marilyn Monroe’s husband playwright Arthur Miller.  In 1960, Arthur wrote something very special for Marilyn.  Click on our link below to read about that and to see the two of them dancing on the set of The Misfits.

And also to hear a wonderful jazz performance by Toots Thielemans with Til Bronner.  I love this song.

Meanwhile here is some music from the movie “My Week with Marilyn.”

CONRAD POPE  ( American composer) from the movie:


And here is the link to the Blogfinger article from last year with the photograph of the couple dancing.

BF post about Marilyn Monroe




Read Full Post »

Paul Goldfinger ©. Bunche Beach.  Click to enlarge



Read Full Post »

MRS BMW.   Lakes Park, Ft. Myers. By Paul Goldfinger ©. Blogfinger.net


MAX RAABE AND THE PALAST ORCHESTER   from their album Golden Age  (Live at Carnegie Hall 2007)

Read Full Post »

Photographed by Paul Goldfinger, Blogfinger.net. February, 2018. Southwest Florida. ©   Click to enlarge.

The winner will receive an original Jack Bredin signed and numbered print .   Janet. Please send us your contact info: —Blogfinger@verizon.net

NEIL YOUNG   “Birds”  (Live at Sugar Mountain)

“Nestled in your wings my little one
This special morning brings another sun
Tomorrow see the things that never come

Read Full Post »

Older Posts »

%d bloggers like this: