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Despite the heat, the light was lovely at end-of-day 5/2/18.  “America the Beautiful.” Paul Goldfinger photo ©  Click to enlarge

 

MARTHA AND THE VANDELLAS

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Deal Lake. Taken from the Elberon side looking toward A. Park. Paul Goldfinger photo. July12, 2016 ©

Deal Lake. Taken from the Loch Arbour side looking west.   Paul Goldfinger photo. July 12, 2016 ©  Click for maximum glitter. 

DEXTER GORDON.   Recorded July 7, 1970 in New York City   “The Christmas Song.”

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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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This Zombie was photographed 2 years ago in A.Park, but now we bring her back to the Grove. Paul goldfinger portrait. ©

This Zombie was photographed several  years ago in A.Park, but now we bring her back to the Grove for a command performance.  Arrrggh.   Paul Goldfinger portrait. ©

 

MARSHALL BROTHERS with a doo-wop performance for Halloween:

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The Great Auditorium of Ocean Grove.  Getting ready to perform Mendelssohn’s “Elijah,” conducted by Jason Tramm.   August 28, 2016. The musicians are from the Adelphi Chamber Orchestra.  Paul Goldfinger photo. ©  Click to enlarge.

By Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger.net

Here is a link to the Blogfinger article about this 2016  concert.  Kudos to the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association for making such remarkable events possible in our town.  The link below has a photo gallery of Marvelous Mendelssohn brought to life by Maestro Jason Tramm, the musicians, and the choir.

Elijah in the Great Auditorium

STEPHEN DOUGHTY     Elijah Part 2.  “He, watching over Israel, slumbers not.”

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Ocean Grove., New Jersey.   Paul Goldfinger © 2012

 

PEGGY LEE

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Mt. Hermon Way, Ocean Grove. Dec. 5, 2016. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Mt. Hermon Way, Ocean Grove. Dec. 5, 2016. By Paul Goldfinger ©

 

ESTHER OFARIM

Esther Ofarim

Esther Ofarim

 

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Ocean Grove. Undated. By Paul Goldfinger. Blogfinger.net ©

Ocean Grove. Undated. By Paul Goldfinger. Blogfinger.net © Click to enlarge. Reposted from September, 2015.

 

PAOLO NUTINI and the PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND (New Orleans)

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Tent Village, Ocean Grove. July 29,  2017. By Paul Goldfinger, Blogfinger.net ©

By Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger.net

It must be great fun to be a kid living in a tent during an Ocean Grove summer.  Instead of bicycles to zoom around the sidewalks of the Village,  there are now skateboards and scooters.

I saw a teenager coasting down Mt. Hermon Way on a skateboard, in her gravity defying short shorts, maintaining her decorum all the while speaking on a cell phone.  It is certain—-someday she will have a tattoo, and her parents will approve.   This is the new look of femininity.

But the Village girl, on her scooter, shows no sign of becoming anything but a proper young lady.

JUDY GARLAND    from The Wizard of Oz.

“Somewhere over the rainbow bluebirds fly
Birds fly over the rainbow.
Why then, oh, why can’t I?

“If happy little bluebirds fly
Beyond the rainbow.
Why, oh, why can’t I?”

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Nov. 2013. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Nov. 2013. By Paul Goldfinger ©  Click left for a bigger view of the Asbury Park skyline.

THE INKSPOTS

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