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Paul Goldfinger ©. New York City, Greenwich Village. TriX collection. Undated


BOB DYLAN  From his recent album Triplicate   (2017).   The song is from the 1930’s when Frank Sinatra  recorded it with the Harry James Orchestra.

Now this lovely song is rescued from the dustbins of musical history by Bob Dylan.

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Paul Goldfinger ©. Undated.  Digital scan of 35 mm negative. Central Park. click to enlarge.


KENNY VANCE and the PLANOTONES:    from Lovers Island.

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August 2014. A girl in her summer clothes. Central Park, Upper East Side. Paul Goldfinger photo ©  Click to see her tug on her dress. Was she primping for the photographer? Is she with the others, and what does the little smile mean?  Ask Paul McCartney—he wrote the song and included the piccolo.


“Penny lane is in my ears and in my eyes
There beneath the blue suburban skies
Penny Lane.”



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Paul Goldfinger © Upper east side New York. August 2014. Remembering  the book and art stalls along the Seine in Paris. Click to enlarge.


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Paul from Blogfinger attends a mad party at 75th Street in Central Park. Photo by Eileen Goldfinger ©

Paul from Blogfinger attends a mad party at 75th Street in Central Park. Photo by Eileen Goldfinger ©  Click to see the cast of characters. * Reposted from 2014.

In 1959, George Delacorte, a philanthropist, donated this bronze statue to Central Park. It is not exactly the tea party scene.  It is called “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.” The sculptor is Spanish born American artist José deCreeft.

Here are a couple of quotes from Lewis Carroll’s great work (1865):

“But I don’t want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked.

“Oh, you can’t help that,” said the Cat: “we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.”

“How do you know I’m mad?” said Alice.

“You must be,” said the Cat, “or you wouldn’t have come here.”


“If you don’t know where you are going, any road can take you there.”


Below is a quote from centralpark.com:

—–* “The design for the bronze sculpture was patterned after the original illustrations of John Tenniel that were used in the first published edition of the book. The obvious centerpiece of the work, Alice, who depicts the face of Creeft’s daughter, Donna, is pictured sitting on a giant mushroom reaching toward a pocket watch held by the White Rabbit.

Peering over her shoulder is the Cheshire Cat, surrounded by the Dormouse, Alice’s cat Dinah, and the Mad Hatter — a caricature of George Delacorte. ”  (Central park.com)


AMBER EDWARDS:  “Alice Blue Gown” from HBO’s Boardwalk Empire.

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Paul Goldfinger ©. Central Park blizzard 1969. Blogfinger.net

Renée Fleming and Gregory Porter   (Album: Christmas in New York)

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By Paul Goldfinger. New York City 1969 ©

Paul Goldfinger. New York City 1969 ©  Silver gelatin darkroom print. Posted Jan. 2016 @Blogfinger.

By Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger

In February 1969, New York City was hit by a major snowstorm.   That month the Vietnam War was still raging, and the North Vietnamese army was  attacking in the south.  Pres. Nixon ordered the first of many troop withdrawals. The peace movement was strong in the city.

I went out to take some photos and found this message on the Upper East Side, near Fifth Avenue.  The snow was still fresh, clean and beautiful.  The fence surrounded a private park—it’s a very fancy neighborhood.

“Blowin’ in the Wind:”   Written in 1962 by Bob Dylan when he was 21 years old.  It was the most famous of the 1960’s protest songs.  It was the title song for Peter, Paul and Mary’s 3rd album, and it was the most successful version—even more so than Dylan’s.

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Central Park. August, 2014. By Paul Goldfinger. ©


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Upper East Side where the medium is the message. Photograph by Paul Goldfinger. NYC Street Series. © 2014.

BEBE NEUWIRTH  from Chicago the Musical

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5th Avenue. NYC Street Series. 2014 © By Paul Goldfinger, Blogfinger.net  Click to enlarge.

TONY BENNETT   (live):

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