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Faces at the Farmers Market. Ft. Myers, Fla. 2018.  Click to enlarge. Paul Goldfinger ©.





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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)

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Paul Goldfinger ©. Bunche Beach, Florida. Click to enlarge those orange shoes.


Here is a link to our prior post about Bunche Beach.

Bunche Beach link

PEGGY LEE    “Moments Like This.”

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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

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Bunche Beach, Fla.  Paul Goldfinger © February , 2018. Click to enlarge.



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Wedding Party. Edison Estate on the Caloosahatchee River. Fort Myers, Florida. March  2011. Re-posted by Paul Goldfinger- 2018—-Blogfinger.net ©

—Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger.

This photo requires a bit of narrative.  It’s a gorgeous  Saturday in Fort Myers, Florida, at the Edison Estate  (the winter home of  Thomas A.).  We’re milling about, sizing up the tour which we are about to take, when a white limo pulls up.  Out spills the bridal party. The wedding photographer is fumbling with his equipment, and the women form a protective ring around the bride.

So here I am with my camera, and this scene unfolds right in front of me. I pick up my Leica and start shooting. I’m caught up in the event; I’m a paparazzi, circling the scene like a shark—moving in with my wide angle lens.

Just then, a cell phone rings multiple times, with the sound coming from the right side.  It’s  the bride’s mother’s phone.   I snap the photo, and then the bride says, “Mom!! I think your phone’s ringing!!”

Editor’s note:  The bride was so beautiful;   I can’t leave it like this–with Mom’s phone ringing.  Let’s fast forward and imagine a moment later in the day when all attention is focused on the bride.

Here are the JAGUARS:  This is one of the all-time great love songs—-By Jerome Kern  (music) and Dorothy Fields lyrics.  She said that she cried when she first heard Kern’s melody.

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Authentic French crepes are made in this truck, and they are tres bien. Lakes Park market in Ft. Myers, Fla. Feb.7, 2018.  Click to enlarge


EMILIE-CLAIRE BARLOW   from her album  The Very Thought Of You:

Emilie-Claire Barlow


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“Hatikvah (The Hope)”  is the national anthem of Israel.   This version is conducted by John Williams from the soundtrack of the 2005 film Munich.

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Flamingo Drive. Tropicana Park.” Ft, Myers. Paul Goldfinger ©  January 14, 2018.

By Paul Goldfinger, Editor@Blogfinger

No one calls them “trailer parks.”  Mobile/manufactured home communities can be found all over Florida,  but Tropicana, in the south west part of the state,  is a special sort.  It sits among the big boys—-fancy gated condo and private home developments with tile roofs and walls surrounding the properties. Most of these affluent “over 55” places are on waterways with boats parked in the back, and most are surrounded with walls.   In order to get in, you need to aim your clicker at  the iron gates which then slide open, and after you go through, they close rapidly behind.

But mobile home parks are not necessarily desolate places with cars up on cinder blocks. Many, such as Tropicana, are not even mobile–all units are on foundations.  I call mine an “immobile home.”

Tropicana is like a village, with nearly 500 units, winding streets and palm trees. It is actually quite attractive.   There are no garages and no parking allowed on the streets, but each unit has a carport.  Our carport was blown apart a few years ago by a “mini-tornado.”  Since we  were the only ones hit so hard, I called  the Sheriff’s Department about my theory of an act of terrorism, but they ignored me.  It was just Florida weather.

Most people who own places here are from the mid-west. Our neighbors are from Wisconsin, Minnesota, Indiana and other heartland states.  Some Canadians vacation here, and few Jersey plates are seen. Only 10% of homeowners or renters live here year round.  The parkland  is owned by resident shareholders, and the official name is Tropicana Co-op.

Culturally southwest Fla.  is quite different from what we north-easterners are used to.  At Ace Hardware, a burly guy with a crew cut didn’t know how to work the bicycle hand pump which I was considering.  He said it was a “new fangled gadget.”  I met a retired pediatric dentist who made money as a kid milking cows in Kentucky.  Next week they’re having “hot dog day” here, but you have to sign up in advance and tell them how many dogs you will eat.

So, more news from  FlaFla Land will be posted until we leave.  Meanwhile, BF is an information sharing web site, so if you have any Grovarian news, please email me at Blogfinger@verizon.net.

Here’s a link to our article from last September about Tropicana.

Retirement in southwest Florida

You can search out archives  (above right) and type in “Tropicana” to see more Fla Fotos.

THE NUTMEGS  (with the rest of the story:)


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Paul Goldfinger ©. Lakes Park Farmers’ Market. Jan 10, 2018.


Green tea makes you feel so young—-FRANK SINATRA:

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