Posts Tagged ‘Saturday and Sunday in Ocean Grove July 2014’

Saturday afternoon. OG boards.  Paul Goldfinger photo ©

Saturday afternoon. OG boards. All photos are from July 12, 2014.  All photos are  by  Paul Goldfinger except as noted ©   Click on the image to enlarge.


OG boards.  Saturday afternoon.  Can you suggest a caption?  Paul Goldfinger photo.

OG boards.  Can you suggest a caption?   ©


Birds of a feather. OG boards. Saturday afternoon. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

Birds of a feather. OG boards.   ©


Biking in front of the Great Auditorium.  Saturday afternoon ©

Biking in front of the Great Auditorium.  ©


Ocean  Pathway. Yes, the Aux. Bazaar is on July 26.

Ocean Pathway. Yes, the Aux. Bazaar is on July 26.


ABBA  in the Great Auditorium.  By Rich Amole, Blogfinger reporter and historian. ©

ABBA in the Great Auditorium. Saturday night.  By Rich Amole, Blogfinger reporter and historian. ©  July 12, 2014



I just finished  a 12 hour day trip to the Grove with a pair of photos you may wish to put up.

One of the photos is from the Abba “Tribute Band” Concert in the GA last night.  (It was my first event of any kind there.) 

This Band has 10 members, with the portrayal of the original 4 band members nicely replicated, especially the two leading lady singers.

They said that it was the 12th time to the Grove and they love performing here.  Favorites like SOS, Mama Mia & Fernando brought back memories of those original ABBA days.  So it was a time for all who attended and enjoyed the 55 minute performances;   and should expect to see them return next year. 

After the concert I took a nocturnal walk up to the new middle boards and got a nice nighttime photo. (below)

The evening was topped off with a full moon.   A wonderful day was had by this staff writer who even found a parking space on my early arrival.




"Nightboards" by Rich Amole  ©

“Nightboards” by Rich Amole ©


5:30 am. July 13, 2014. OG boards.   ©

5:30 am. Sunday, July 13, 2014. OG boards. ©

Sunday morning at sunrise:  A few people were out and about.—walkers, dog walkers, joggers and bikers.   A large bulldozer was rolling along the beach, straightening out the  castles, the foxholes and picking up debris.  The sound of the machine was all you heard.  Downtown, a couple was sipping coffee on the porch of the Henry Richard Inn.  A baker stepped onto the sidewalk in front of “Daily Bread.”

The sound of a garbage truck broke the trance, heading down Main, stopping to pick up the detritus from Saturday’s crowd.  There was a mountain of black bags  waiting in front of Nagle’s.  Those garbage men must be the guys who took down every flier that I hung downtown on the day of the town-wide yard sale.

Why was I there at 5:30 am?   Yes, that’s a little nuts, but I was on a photo assignment that required early morning light. But it was hazy, and the light was flat, yet, nevertheless, the light was still special, as it usually is at that time. Everyone should go down by the beach at sunrise—at least once in your life.

—Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger     (and thanks Rich Amole for your special reporting Sat. night)

Dave’s True Story.  From the movie soundtrack of “Jack Goes Boating.”


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