Freo's View


Posted in fremantle by freoview on June 16, 2014


The noisy pink galah cockatoos are back in Fremantle in big numbers and were having a lot of fun around Bathers Beach and the Espalanade on Sunday, with many eating on the railway track. This one did not like it when I got too close to take a photo, but it makes for a nice picture.

Roel Loopers


Posted in art, fremantle by freoview on March 20, 2014

Those funky and creative J Shed artists at Fremantle’s Bathers Beach are helping to beautify the area and looking after the environment at the same time. The lawn of the A Class reserve is recovering after a lot of TLC, and Janet Nixon is attracting birds in the Rottnest Island pines with colourful birds nests and water baths. The City has also done a bit with colourful benches and tables for all to enjoy and that will be extended to the headland near the Round House soon, where seating is long overdue.

Roel Loopers

j shed 1 j shed 2



Posted in fremantle, photography by freoview on March 7, 2014

I went to the opening of the photo exhibition The Maligned Seagull by Fremantle photographer Hank Kordas at Kidogo Arthouse on Bathers Beach yesterday and was impressed with the delightful gentle show in soft sepia tones. It is open till March 12, so go and have a look if you are down that way, or do it while visiting the Sunset Markets on Saturday.

Roel Loopers


Posted in fremantle by freoview on December 16, 2013

The seaweed at Fremantle Bathers Beach is a big attraction for the seagulls, who appear to enjoy dining out on Japanese and Korean cuisine.

Roel Loopers




Posted in fremantle by freoview on January 3, 2013

The High Street mall in Fremantle is a very busy place where many people sit and watch the passing parade, read the local newspapers or have a bite to eat, so what a disgrace to see this bench full with bird shit on Wednesday morning. One would assume that the cleaning of public seats is a daily task each morning to make sure people don’t soil their clothes. Maybe the mall traders could also show more pride and check out the benches. It only takes a minute or two to clean them.

Roel Loopers

bird shit 1

bird shit 2


Posted in fremantle by freoview on December 11, 2012

It does not take much to create beauty. A stunning blue sky over Fremantle and a large flock of cockatoos is all that was needed for this photo.

Roel Loopers

Cockatoos over Fremantle,Western Australia

Cockatoos over Fremantle,Western Australia


Posted in fremantle by freoview on November 30, 2012


Posted in fremantle by freoview on November 7, 2012

We are pretty blessed living at Fremantle‘s Arthur Head. Not only do we experience that deep sense of history, living next to Western Australia’s oldest public building the Round House, but we also have an abundance of wildlife, and I don’t mean the millions of ants that like to enter our homes. We have rabbits hopping along and lots of birds and that international species they call tourists and the nocturnal and often inebriated variety of them named backpackers. Dogs and cats also love it up on gaol hill.

Today I discovered this big lizard sun baking next to my veranda.

Roel Loopers


Posted in fremantle by freoview on April 8, 2012

Hendrik Dijkstra from the big Skyview wheel on the Fremantle Esplanade, emailed me that they  found a Brazilian parrot, or Sun Corure. (I hope Brazilian does not mean the bird has been waxed ;>).

It is a friendly bird, Hendrik writes, so someone must be missing their little friend. Go to the ferris wheel after 10 tomorrow and ask for the parrot.

Roel Loopers


Posted in fremantle by freoview on July 13, 2011

The photo taken at Fremantle Ports this morning looks like the seabird is telling the container ship not to enter the harbour. Obviously the new Port Police is still without uniform but appears to be quite assertive in its actions.

There are always lovely photos to get in the port, so bring the kids and their cameras during school holidays and let them be creative. Fremantle is a very photogenic city, so no child needs to sit at home in front of the TV or computer, but instead can walk around in the sunshine and look for beautiful or quirky photos around town.

Roel Loopers


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