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Beachfront. Ocean Grove, New Jersey. 2010 By Paul Goldfinger.Copyright. Click left for full view.

Beachfront sunrise. 7:53 a.m. 2002. Ocean Grove, New Jersey. By Paul Goldfinger. ©  Click image for full view. Reposted from December 17, 2012.  Blogger Susan Heney reminded me of this post.

As a photographer, I much prefer sunrises to sunsets. Maybe it’s because photographs of sunrises are rarer than sunsets. After all, most people are still awake when the sun sets, but hardly anyone is up and about when the sun reappears early in the morning. But also, in my opinion, sunrises are more beautiful than sunsets, and speaking philosophically, more uplifting because beginnings are happier than endings.

Yet people love to see images of sunsets. To be honest, I almost never photograph a sunset or accept one for publication on Blogfinger (with very rare exceptions). I think they are corny and boring. Some of you will probably sneer at my opinion and consider me to be an  effete snob. One of the definitions of effete is  “decadent.” I like that, although I have never actually tried it — except when I sneak over to Days for an illicit hot fudge sundae, once or twice each summer.

Of course, this image has some special meaning this year, since the portion of the pier that is seen here is no longer present due to hurricane Sandy. The picture reminds me of the song from Annie –“Tomorrow”  (“The sun will come out tomorrow; bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow there’ll be sun…”).  But that’s not the song for this photograph. Instead, I’m in the mood for John Rutter’s music, and here is his “Blow, blow thou winter wind.”   — Paul Goldfinger

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Summer Rentals.  Ocean Avenue, Ocean Grove. April 5, 2015. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

Summer Rentals. Ocean Avenue, Ocean Grove. April 5, 2015. Paul Goldfinger photo ©   Click to enlarge

JOHNNY HARTMAN

 

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December 2009. By Paul Goldfinger. ©

December 2009. By Paul Goldfinger. ©  Click to enlarge

PLACIDO DOMINGO and JOHN DENVER

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Main Avenue. Novewmber 2014.  By Paul Goldfinger ©

Main Avenue, Ocean Grove. 5:00 pm. November 2014. By Paul Goldfinger

LOUIS ARMSTRONG

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Border crossing.  Heading south through the Casino. Sept. 2014.  Paul Goldfinger photo. ©

Border crossing. Heading south through the Casino. Sept. 2014. Paul Goldfinger photo. © Click image and don’t bump into the guitarist. 

NORA JONES.  Enough of the Jersey Shore, she’s going back to Manhattan.  Nora–say it isn’t so.

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Postcard submitted by Rich Amole, Blogfinger historian

Postcard of the North End Hotel in Ocean Grove, 1951,  submitted by Rich Amole, Blogfinger historian

Paul:

It seems that the North End Hotel Pool photo has awakened almost 10 responses. Let me throw a postcard   (being sold on ebay) made from a painting  done in 1951 of the Hotel showing a bit of water bordering the lower rooms of the hotel.  Anyone want to jump in on this and tell us   where or what that water is doing there?

Rich

 

ANDY WILLIAMS:

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OGU contingent on July 4, ? year.  By Paul Goldfinger.  ©

Ocean Grove United  contingent on July 4.  By Paul Goldfinger. ©  Left click.

OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW:    A Tribute to John Denver.  “Back Home Again.”

“Hey, it’s good to be back home again.

Sometimes this old farm feels like a long lost friend.

Yes, and hey, it’s good to be back home again.”

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August 2013.  By Paul Goldfinger  ©

August 2013. By Paul Goldfinger ©

MAUDE MAGGART

 

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Auditorium Pavilion.  by Paul Goldfinger  ©

THE SECRET SISTERS:

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By Paul Goldfinger ©

Wesley Lake.  Ocean Grove.   By Paul Goldfinger ©

HARRY JAMES AND HIS ORCHESTRA.     “I’ve Heard That Song  Before” by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne  (1942)   from Woody Allen’s film Hannah and Her Sisters:

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