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Boardwalk Casino, Asbury Park, as seen from the Ocean Grove side, c. 2011. By Paul Goldfinger. ©

Boardwalk Casino, Asbury Park, as seen from the Ocean Grove side, c. 2011. By Paul Goldfinger. ©

The name Casino conjures up life in 1950’s Havana.  This song is from the Casino Life album featuring  Don Azplazo and the Havana Casino Orchestra with “Amor Sincero”  (true love)

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Asbury Park dog beach. Late afternoon.  By Paul Goldfinger. July, 2015. ©   Click to enlarge

ENGLEBERT HUMPERDINCK:

 

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Lovely to look at, delightful to know, kinky perhaps.      Paul Goldfinger portrait. © 2014.

 

MAX RAABE AND CHRISTOPH ISRAEL

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A warm greeting at Bonney Read. By Paul Goldfinger. September, 2016. Asbury Park, NJ. Blogfinger.net ©

A warm greeting at Bonney Read, 525 Cookman Ave.  By Paul Goldfinger. September, 2016. Asbury Park, NJ. Blogfinger.net ©

 

by Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger.net

Eileen and I were prowling around Cookman Avenue today.   It seems as if every time we go there,  we make new discoveries.  Bonney Read is a sea-food restaurant with “classic chowder house” cooking.

I was snapping a few photos through the open doors when a waiter popped up and invited us to get a few shots inside.  It seemed like a friendly and inviting establishment, and we love seafood, so Blogfinger will return for a restaurant review. You can check the menu on-line.

Mussels, clams, lobsters and much more at Bonney Read. Paul Goldfinger photo. ©

Mussels, clams, lobsters and much more at Bonney Read. Paul Goldfinger photo. ©

The two wait staff guys below were desperate to pose for a picture.  They were hams in a sea food eatery.  I do have another shot without the junior high shenanigans, but after a second review by Eileen, we decided that this pose was probably just right.

 

This is why we prefer candid shots. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

Frick and Frack, or is it Abbott and Costello?   This is why we prefer candid shots. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

FROM THE DISNEY FILM “RATATOUILLE,”

 

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A. Park beach fun. August, 2016

A. Park beach fun. August, 2016. Click to enlarge.

 

MOUND CITY BLUE BLOWERS:   “Thanks a Million.”

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Princeton University, August 11, 201`6. From the current exhibit "Material Legacy"

Princeton University, August 11, 2016., from the current exhibit “A Material Legacy”

By Paul Goldfinger, Photography Editor @Blogfinger.

Carl Hoffman and I made our annual pilgrimage to the Princeton University Art Museum. They have a superb collection of photography donated by David McAlpin, Class of 1920  (1897-1989.)  He began his collection in the 1920’s and he knew many of the greats personally including Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O’Keefe and Eliot Porter.

The current exhibit, celebrating the legacy of McAlpin, consists of 43 prints  from the collection including one of the most famous images “Moonrise Over Hernandez”—1941 by Ansel Adams.  We posted a piece about that (see link below—“Vanishing Magic.”).

Image by Evelyn Nesbit (1903) of "Gertrude, a Gibson girl.")

Image by Evelyn Nesbit (1903) of “Gertrude, a Gibson girl.”)

Edward Stieglitz was featured in the exhibit. He published the magazine Camera Work where all the images were beautiful photogravures and which are collectibles today.  He was Georgia O’Keeffe’s husband as well as a famous photographer and a gallery owner in NYC who brought many important European painters to the attention of the American public.

"Blue Marilyn" by Andy Warhol, 1961.

“Blue Marilyn” by Andy Warhol, 1961.  Blogfinger photo 2016.

We also saw a multimedia display of contemporary art called “A Material Legacy.”

In addition were items from their permanent collection including a Marilyn Monroe painting by Andy Warhol, a portrait of Jean Cocteau by Modigliani, and an imposing portrait of George Washington by Charles Wilson Peale.

Marilyn’s portrait was made by Warhol after her death using a movie still from a 1953  film Niagra.  He coupled that photo with a variety of new printing methods.

The permanent collection. Photograph by Paul Goldfinger. © 8/10/16.

The permanent collection. Photograph by Paul Goldfinger. © 8/10/16.  Click to enlarge.

There were few students in sight last week, but soon she will be greeting 8000 others. Paul Goldfinger photo © 8/10/16

There were few students in sight last week, but soon she will be greeting 8,000 others. Paul Goldfinger photo © 8/10/16

 

The Museum is a short walk across campus from the Nassau Street entrance, and admission is free.  There are lots of eateries and coffee shops in the neighborhood.  It takes about 1 1/2 hours to get there and park.

Link:

https://blogfinger.net/2015/03/21/vanishing-magic/

LUCIANO PAVAROTTI  with the Theater Orchestra of Bologna.  “‘A Vucchella”

 

 

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Asbury Park. June 19, 2016. Paul Goldfinger photo. ∂

Asbury Park. June 19, 2016. Paul Goldfinger photo. ©  Click to enlarge.

MONICA ZETTERLUND and THE BILL EVANS TRIO——June 20, 2016, is the first day of summer

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March 13, 2016. Asbury Park. By Jean Bredin © Blogfinger staff.

March 13, 2016. Asbury Park. By Jean Bredin © Blogfinger staff.

 

St Patrick Day parade. By Jean Bredin , Blogfinger staff. Asbury Park 3/13/16 ©

St Patrick’s Day parade. By Jean Bredin , Blogfinger staff. Asbury Park 3/13/16 ©

THE DUBLINERS   “Whiskey in the Jar:”

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Asbury Park, January 17, 2016.  Paul Goldfinger photo.  ©

Trinity Church.  Asbury Park, January 17, 2016. Paul Goldfinger photo. ©  Click to further illuminate.

LOUDON WAINRIGHT III   (From HBO’s Boardwalk Empire)  “Carrickfergus”

 

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Main Street, Asbury Park. 2014. Paul Goldfinger photo g

Main Street, Asbury Park. 2014. Paul Goldfinger photo ©  Click to enlarge.

JOHN COLTRANE   “What’s New?”

 

 

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