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Ocean Grove boardwalk. Paul Goldfinger © 2018. Blogfinger.net

 

GETZ/GILBERTO   Live at Carnegie Hall 1964.  “Rosa Morena.”

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Brewer cemetery. Farmingdale, NJ. Paul Goldfinger photo © 2014.

Brewer cemetery. Farmingdale, NJ. Paul Goldfinger photo © 2014.  Re-posted from 2015.

By Paul Goldfinger, Photography Editor @Blogfinger

Photographers are sometimes drawn to cemeteries because they can be dramatic and lovely. But I rarely see a cemetery in an art gallery—I guess they don’t sell well. In my case, I almost never photograph in a cemetery because it’s depressing.

About the only time I get interested is if there is historical context, such as with this 18th century cemetery in Farmingdale. There is something mysterious and brooding about this place. I actually enjoyed walking around there and trying to read the nearly obliterated inscriptions.

I have visited cemeteries in Boston and New Brunswick which go back to the Revolutionary War, and they are absolutely fascinating if not beautiful. Another gorgeous place is the Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah where Johnny Mercer resides. You can take a ghost tour in Savannah. I have photos. (Remember the book/movie Midnight In the Garden of Good and Evil—-set in Savannah)

But this place in Farmingdale, with its lonely setting, sitting forlornly by the side of a country road, seems wonderfully haunting.

You know, the Albatross Hotel on Ocean Pathway in Ocean Grove served as a setting for the HBO series Boardwalk Empire. This Farmingdale cemetery would be great for HBO’s True Blood.

You can almost see the vampires coming out of the ground during the night to fly into Ocean Grove and seek some juicy jugular veins.

RUFUS WAINWRIGHT   from his album Want One

 

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Photo by Paul Goldfinger. Blogfinger.net. December, 2015. ©

Photo by Paul Goldfinger. Blogfinger.net. December, 2015. ©  Click for a larger shopping cart.  I love the design on this ShopRite, especially on a bright, sunny day with brilliant colors.  It seems very nostalgic and comfortable. Repost.

The ShopRite of Belmar is located in zip code 07719, which is the same for Wall and Belmar.  It seems that the store is known by both town names. Even their customer service department is not sure which is the official town.  Therefore, as with King Solomon, I will split the baby and award a prize to either chosen town.

JUNE CARTER CASH:

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Bob Bowné took a right turn today and wound up in Spring Lake. Nov. 21, 2015. Special to Blogfinger ©.

Bob Bowné took a right turn and wound up in Spring Lake. Nov. 21, 2015.    Where do you go for a cup of Joe?   Special to Blogfinger ©.

 

ADELE:   From her new hit album “25”       This selection is “All I Ask.”  She was a big winner at the 2017 Grammy awards, and this song is from her 2017 album of the year.

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Paul Goldfinger © Ocean Grove Tent Village, October,  2018 ©

 

LeAnn Rimes:

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Deal Lake branch off Wikipecko Road, Ocean Township. October 2015. Paul Goldfinger ©  Click to enlarge.

 

CARLY SIMON:   “Hush Little Baby/ My Bonnie”   From her album Into White

 

 

 

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Arrow Acres Farm in Wall Township. July, 2014. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Arrow Acres Farm in Wall Township. This family has roots back into the  1600’s in this area.  July, 2014. By Paul Goldfinger ©  Click to enlarge.

BILLY JOEL

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Ocean Grove. 6:30 pm. July 26, 2018.  A girl in her summer clothes.  Click all photos for better view.  Paul Goldfinger photographs © Blogfinger.net

 

 

Beach Patrol, late shift. OG 7/26/18. Rough seas. Lifeguard tournament will be next week. Paul Goldfinger portrait. ©

 

 

CONNIE EVINGSON   From her album  Gypsy in my Soul.

 

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July 5, 2018. Margaret Hook of OG. Photo shot from OG across Wesley Lake. © Special to Blogfinger.

 

ROY ORBISON:

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Days Ice Cream in Ocean Grove. Undated photo. Silver gelatin print by Paul Goldfinger ©

Days Ice Cream in Ocean Grove. Undated photo. Silver gelatin print by Paul Goldfinger © Now open  7 days per week through October.

ANITA O’DAY

“Ah, the apple trees,
Blossoms in the breeze,
That we walked among,
Lying in the hay,
Games we used to play,
While the rounds were sung,
Only yesterday, when the world was young.”

 

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