Posts Tagged ‘Name that town contest’

By Paul Goldfinger in September, 2014. ©

Jersey Shore.  “Is it yes, or is it no?”     By Paul Goldfinger in September, 2014. ©  Blogfinger.net.    Click to enlarge


THE ELDORADOS     “I’ll be Forever Loving You.”


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By Paul Goldfinger. 2004.  Where am I?

Charleston, S.C, downtown.   Marion Square, with the John Calhoun monument.    By Paul Goldfinger. 2004. Click to enlarge.

Contest winner is Victoria Neff.  She will win a prize at Seasons General Store, 69 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove, NJ.

DON McLEAN     “Castles in the Air.”

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Photograph by Paul Goldfinger.  ©September, 2014. Click image to enlarge.

Photograph by Paul Goldfinger. ©September, 2014. Click image to enlarge.

Andrew Carnegie, a Scottish-American, built 2,509 libraries around the world, including 1,689 in the United States.  These beautiful buildings can be found near here in Avon, Freehold, Belmar and Long Branch.  The total in New Jersey is 36.

The winner of our “Name That Town” contest is Sue who was the first to guess Freehold.  Thanks to our other guessers (to be distinguished from fressers.)


DUO GADJO and THEIR HOT FRIENDS    From the album ‘Meet Me in Paris.”

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allen one

By Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger

This small Monmouth County town is about the same size and age as Ocean Grove and has an even smaller population. In the 19th century, absolutely nothing happened here, but they have  some old houses, some artists studios, a river, and a small restaurant (Woody’s on Main Street) that serves ground beef with onions, tomatoes and mozzarella on a hard roll for $8.00.  It’s quite tasty, but I could only finish half.  Their coffee is pretty good.  (rated 3 Blogfingers).

They have no Wi-Fi.  The waitress said, “Fear not. You can pick up a weak signal from the library.”  Well, there was no signal.  But they do have hot and cold running waitresses who couldn’t do enough from me.

Woody's--a busy down-home home cooking' sort of place.  Blogfinger photo.

Woody’s–a busy down-home, home cookin’ sort of place. Blogfinger photo.

I stopped there on the way back from a pleasure trip—dropped Eileen off at the Amtrak station in Trenton.  Now Trenton’s a town we should all visit.  Let’s hire some buses.

Oh, one more thing;  if you go to Allentown, there may be a language problem—the townsfolk  speak only Hawaiian.




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November 20, 2013. By Paul Goldfinger  ©

Delicious Orchards.    November 20, 2013. By Paul Goldfinger ©  Click left

HINT for the “name that town” contest: This New Jersey town’s name was inspired by a body part.  And, like the girl in the song, the town  is in the north country.

Editor’s note:  Mindy Shapiro wins the contest.  This scene is at Delicious Orchards on Rt. 34 south in Colts Neck.  In addition to their amazing market, it is a working farm.  Late this afternoon, as the sun sent glowing light through these trees, with the rays colliding with the red autumn leaves and casting long shadows, a lone farmer was turning over rows of earth with a tractor.

Inside they were taking orders for Bell and Evans fresh turkeys at $3.29 per pound. Organic birds were over $5.00 per pound. People line up for their pies, and the bakery had enough whipped cream on display to make 1000 charlotte russes.


BOB DYLAN AND JOHNNY CASH    “Girl from the North Country”

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