The West Australian reports today that Fremantle’s Bathers Beach House is the first hospitality outlet in WA that has received a liquor license to serve alcohol on the beach. This will no doubt attract criticism from those who believe beaches should remain public spaces and not be leased to commercial operators, but I believe it is a good step forward for our nanny state to catch up with European standards on this issue.
What I don’t like is the awful metal steps that have been added to the timber deck that is part of the heritage interpretation of the area and it is disappointing the City of Fremantle did not insist on timber steps in character with the boardwalk.
That brings me to the issue of locals complaining that people who use the Mortuary area for weddings and functions close off the boardwalk to the public. That should not be allowed.
Have you discovered the New Orleans cafe at Phillimore Street in Fremantle’s West End yet?
Authentic N.O. food created by a New Orleans chef.
It’s near the corner of Cliff Street, opposite Artsource.
Some of the best and easiest ways of supporting Fremantle businesses is to buy local and to write positive reviews about our retailers, restaurants, cafes, etc. on Trip Advisor.
I have 14 Fremantle reviews on Trip Advisor and received information today that in September 12,999 readers read my reviews, so think how big we could be all together if many more people contributed!
73% of readers were from Australia, 8% from Singapore, 4% from Malaysia and 15% from other countries.
Do YOUR bit to support our Freo traders and start writing reviews now!
I took this photo at the Cappuccino Strip late Wednesday afternoon on my way to Council.
PS: I just wrote and posted another five reviews on TA.
It’s warming up at the start of this week, so get the shorts and minis ready for a couple of days. The beaches and alfresco cafes will be inviting and the Fremantle Arts Centre is a lovely colourful and historic spot to relax at, and it has free wifi!
The great Fremantle Print Award exhibition is still on, so go and spend an hour or long lunch at the FAC!
A couple of Fremantle ‘street photos’ I took today. I have always admired old photographers like Cartier Bresson, who took so many great candid shots of their cities, so here’s my meagre contribution.
The billboard one reminds me a bit of a Jeffrey Smart painting, but that might be a bit pretentious off me. Just put that down as coming from an arrogant Dutchman then. ; > )