Freo's View

EXPLORE BEAUTIFUL FREO IN STUNNING MAY WEATHER

 

 

I had a bit of time between two meetings yesterday morning so took these photos around the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour and Bathers Beach.

The stunning May weather will continue until Wednesday when clouds will start moving in and rain expected on Thursday and Friday, so take advantage of it and explore our beautiful Freo!

Roel Loopers

FREMANTLE FIREWORKS ARE BACK!

 

Those who missed the Fremantle fireworks on Australia Day will be delighted that the Fishing Boat Harbour traders have organised fireworks on WA DAY, June 3 from 6 pm.

The early 6pm time will be good for families with very young children, so it’s a win win.

The move by Fremantle Council to scrap the fireworks and Australia Day events and replace them with the ONE DAY concert have ben very controversial, but also been followed by other councils in Australia.

Holding fireworks on WA Dy is probably a much better idea and will be a lot less upsetting for our indigenous people, but for me personally I find fireworks a huge waste of money and would rather see a laser and projections show.

Anyway, folks, Fremantle fireworks are back!

Roel Loopers

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LITTLE DOVE BACK IN FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, fishing boat harbour, heritage, history, maritime, Uncategorized by freoview on May 1, 2018

 

Duyfken

 

The replica of the historic Dutch sailing ship DUYFEN is back in the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour, at the back of Little Creatures.

The Duyfken was the first known European ship to reach Australia, 164 years before Captain Cook and 10 years before Dirk Hartog.

Roel Loopers

FREO-SUCH A BEAUTIFUL CITY

 

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Some Fremantle impressions I took yesterday. A tiny hole in the wall cafe, two bookshops combined in a reflection, the Fishing Boat Harbour early morning, and lots of bikes at another cafe.

Freo is full of hidden treasures and surprises. Explore it!

Roel Loopers

FREMANTLE FISHING BOAT HARBOUR ART

Posted in city of fremantle, fishing boat harbour, food, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on March 17, 2018

 

FBH reflection

 

On my daily stroll around Fremantle I took this reflection photo of a window at Kailis in the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour.

Roel Loopers

PEOPLE COUNTERS MEASURE FREMANTLE FOOT TRAFFIC

Posted in bid, city of fremantle, fishing boat harbour, Uncategorized by freoview on December 12, 2017

 

 

The Fremantle BID-Business Improvement District has ordered three more electronic people counters in the CBD, bringing the total to seven.

One of them, installed by Fremantle based A Beautiful City, was put up yesterday above the boardwalk of the Fishing Boat Harbour.

People counters inform the business communities, local councils, shopping centres, etc. about foot traffic around the city.

Roel Loopers

NEW FISHING BOAT HARBOUR VENUE

Posted in city of fremantle, fishing boat harbour, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on December 7, 2017

 

Mussel Bar

 

Workers were putting a new colourbond roof and coat of paint on the former Mussel Bar property in the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour yesterday.

I hear a new and different style venue will open in the premises that has been vacant for a long time.

If anyone has more information please let me know.

Roel Loopers

BUSY FREO FATHER’S DAY

Posted in city of fremantle, fishing boat harbour, Uncategorized by freoview on September 3, 2017

 

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I almost did not take this photo of the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour Father’s Day crowd, because just before I had fallen over a three-year-old who crossed my path on the deck at Bathers Beach.

My heavy Nikon D 700 camera with long heavy lens crashed to the ground, and so did I. Now I have a broken lens shade that will cost over $ 100 to replace and a very painful left-hand and wrist.

Just happy the little boy did not get hurt!

 

Roel Loopers

 

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GROWING FISHING BOAT HARBOUR

Posted in city of fremantle, fishing boat harbour, Uncategorized by freoview on August 23, 2017

 

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Good to see the extension to the Char Char Bull restaurant in Fremantle’s Fishing Boat Harbour is nearing completion.

The new Piazza has been ready for over two months but the work at CCB means the public car park is still not open to the public.

It is a little disappointing that the new building did not copy the saw-tooth roof of Cicerello’s next door, as it looks like a cheap add-on unfortunately.

But with some interesting furniture and good interior design they might still pull it off. I hope so!

With the new Han’s opening last week there is only one more spot to be filled; the forlorn looking former Mussel Bar.

 

Roel Loopers

FREO HAN’S CAFE OPENING SOON

Posted in city of fremantle, fishing boat harbour, food, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on August 10, 2017

 

 

The HAN’S Cafe at Fremantle’s Bathers Beach is nearly ready to go. Tradesmen were putting the signage up this afternoon, and inside it is basically fine as well.

The owner told me she hopes to open sometime next week, but it depends on staff.

HAN’S is between Sweetlips and the Bathers Beach House and a welcome change from all the fish&chips outlets in the Fishing Boat Harbour.

Stay tunes. I’ll let you know.

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