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ANOTHER ONE BITES THE FREO DUST

Posted in city of fremantle, fishing boat harbour, food, hospitality, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on March 26, 2019

 

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It appears that the Han’s restaurant in the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour will be closing soon with new For Lease signs put up at the building.

I hardly ever saw people in the restaurant while Cicerello’s, Kailis and the Bathers Beach House were packed full.

The premises of the former Mussel Bar in the FBH are still vacant as well, so hopefully those spaces can be filled with new operators soon.

Roel Loopers

 

ABOUT FREO, FOG AND FUTURE

 

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I can’t believe how humid it has been in Fremantle lately. It is almost like a fog in the port, and not the dry heat we are used to.

Not much to report today, so I had a wander around and took these two photos this morning of the old and new at Kings Square and a soft shot of the always photogenic Fishing Boat Harbour.

Roel Loopers

SUNDAY CHRISTMAS FUN AT FISHING BOAT HARBOUR

 

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The Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour traders are putting a special Christmas show on this Sunday and the next two, so go and have a look!

There will be art, a Christmas market, an artist performing in a sphere that is floating on the water, and more.

It is all on from 12 midday.

Roel Loopers

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CHRISTMAS AT FREO’S ARTHUR’S HEAD

 

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Dec 9 J Shed open day

 

If you are coming into Fremantle on Sunday don’t forget that the Fishing Boat Harbour traders are putting up a special Christmas event for the next three weeks from midday on.

Performances, live music, a market, kids activities, etc.

Also on Sunday is the J Shed Open Day, just a three-minute walk from the Fishing Boat Harbour, so pop into the studios there, and while there walk up the steps to view the amazing underwater photos at the Glen Cowans photo gallery next to the Roundhouse.

Roel Loopers

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AMBIENCE KILLER AT THE HELM

Posted in bar, brewery, city of fremantle, fishing boat harbour, food, hospitality, tavern, Uncategorized by freoview on November 24, 2018

 

NEXT DOOR at Little Creatures in Fremantle’s Fishing Boat Harbour is no more and what a loss it is!

I just had a look at the HELM which replaces Next Door and the place has totally lost its character, ambience and personality.

Gone are the cosy armchairs and couches to be replaced by little white table separated by white lattices. It’s light, but void of character.

Next Door was one of my favourite places to meet up with friends, but the Helm is not my cup of tea as it is too formal. What a shame!

Roel Loopers

 

SPACE CREATURES INVADE FISHING BOAT HARBOUR

Posted in city of fremantle, fishing, fishing boat harbour, Uncategorized by freoview on August 25, 2018

 

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No, this is not an abstract painting by Loopy, and neither are they creatures from out of space!

There are thousands of these tiny jelly fish in the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour.  The seagulls are not much interested in them as they prefer fish&chips. Does anyone know their name by any chance?

I assume my underwater photographer mate Glen Cowans at the Round house will know.

Roel Loopers

FREO WA DAY FISHING BOAT HARBOUR FIREWORK

 

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The Fremantle WA DAY fireworks were not very spectacular and the crowds stayed away as well for the ten-minute explosions of colours, but funds were limited so it was a good effort to organise it by the Fishing Boat Harbour traders.

Festivities with live music continue today at our most popular fish&chips destination, so head out before the big storm arrives late today.

Here some photos I took from the gundeck at the Roundhouse.

Roel Loopers

COLOURFUL FREMANTLE WA DAY OPENING

 

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The Aboriginal smoking ceremony to open WA DAY at the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour attracted a good crowd. It’s always nice to see so many children at these events as they are a very essential part of moving forward with the reconciliation process.

Noongar elder Neville Collard gave a welcome to country and the Wadumbah dancers performed.

Also saying hello were WA Minister Simone McGurk, Fremantle Councillor Hannah Fitzhardinge and Federal MP in waiting Josh Wilson.

There are lots of activities, including a pocket market and of course the 6pm fireworks are on.

The weather is great so don’t waste your time and stay at home to watch TV and the Dockers lose. ; >)

Roel Loopers

ENJOY PERFECT FREO WA DAY WEEKEND

 

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The WA DAY long weekend is on with lots of activities today and tomorrow in the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour. See details below.

Sunday 3 June 2018

Noon, Mews Park Smoking Ceremony, Smoking Ceremony and Welcome to Country presented by Neville Collard & Festival opening “We are Australian” James Webb and Monique Fitzgerald

12.00- 4.00pm, Piazza Suitcase Art Markets

12.00-2.00pm, Little Creatures Mermaid & Pirate Sandpit Storytelling

12.00-5.00pm, Shipwreck Gallery Museum Grounds, Pirate Craft activities

12.30pm-1pm, Mews Park Wadumbah Dance Group

1.00-1.15pm, Mews Park Children’s Fashion Parade featuring Australian made clothing

1.30-1.45pm , Mews Park Children’s Fashion Parade featuring Australian made clothing

1.00- 3.00pm, Mews Park Little Italy by the Sea Italian and Greek Dance Ensemble

3.00pm – 4.00pm, Roving Entertainment Chung Wah Lion Dance Troupe

4.00pm – 7.00pm, Mews Park Cuba de Son Latin Band

4.30- 7.30pm, Creatures NextDoor Live Jazz with Jazzco

5.00pm – 7.00pm, Roving Magnifico Mariachis Trio

6.00pm FIREWORKS over Fishing Boat Harbour

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Monday 4 June 2018

11.00- 3.00pm, Mews Park Cicerello’s Bouncy Castle

12.00- 4.00pm, Piazza Suitcase Art Markets

12.00-2.00pm, Little Creatures Fairy Facepainting (Free)

4.30- 7.30pm, Creatures NextDoor Live Music with ‘Basskong’

5.00- 8.00pm, Mews Park Live Music with ‘The Good Things’

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FREMANTLE WATERCOLOURS

Posted in art, city of fremantle, fishing boat harbour, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on May 30, 2018

 

 

I keep telling you that I love taking photos of reflections, so here some water colours I took this morning in the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour.

It’s a gorgeous day out there before another storm will hit Freo tomorrow, so take advantage of it if you can and go for a nice long walk!

We live in a very special place and  we should appreciate it much more than some social media posts want us to believe.

Roel Loopers

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