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FREO’S BLESSING OF THE FLEET

Posted in blessing of the fleet, city of fremantle, reigion, Uncategorized by freoview on October 29, 2017

 

Here some photos of today’s Fremantle Blessing of the Fleet, one of my favourite events in Freo.

Mayor Brad Pettitt was there with partner Emma and baby Aiofe, and so was Federal MP Josh Wilson, as was local member Minister Simone McGurk, and Councillor Hannah Fitzhardinge.

 

 

Roel Loopers

FREO BLESSING OF THE FLEET TODAY!

Posted in blessing of the fleet, city of fremantle, religion, Uncategorized by freoview on October 29, 2017

 

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The BLESSING OF THE FLEET is one of the great Fremantle traditions for me and I never miss being there. It is on TODAY, so make sure to come and watch it!

It is very special to see the procession slowly walking through the inner city and ending up at the Fishing Boat Harbour where they all board fishing boats that then snake through the harbour.

There are fireworks at 3 pm and 8 pm, so come along for this very special Freo afternoon!

It starts at 2 pm at the Basilica in Adelaide Street.

Roel Loopers

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BLESSING OF FLEET MULTICULTURAL SHOWCASE

Posted in blessing of the fleet, fremantle, multicultural by freoview on October 30, 2016

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The traditional and very lovely Blessing of the Fleet was held in Fremantle again today, so don’t get a fright when the fireworks go off at ¬†4pm and 8pm today.

The Blessing was held for the first time in Freo in 1948, the year I was born, so it is pretty old. Unlike me though it is still vibrant with many young people joining in the parade to the Fishing Boat Harbour, where they board the fishing boats for a ride through the harbour.

I love the tradition of the blessing as it has become so much more than a religious event and is now a true showcase¬†of Freo’s fantastic multiculturalism.

Roel Loopers

BLESSING OF THE FLEET IS VERY FREO

Posted in blessing of the fleet, fremantle, photography by freoview on October 25, 2015

Photos copyright Roel Loopers. Click on images to enlarge.

 

Although I am not religious the annual Fremantle Blessing of the Fleet procession is one of my favourite events of the years and I have rarely missed it in the last 20+ years. It is a true community event that should get a heritage listing because it is very special.

Even with God on one’s side not everything goes smooth, and while the parade through the city centre did not get rained on the Transperth 531 bus broke down at the roundabout of Queen and Adelaide streets and the procession had to snake around it, which almost decapitated the Madonna.

Here some impressions of today’s event and some of the best photos I have taken off it, if I may say so myself on my birthday.

Roel Loopers

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