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SIX MORE SLEEPS BACK TO NEAR NORMAL

 

 

It is not only us humans hanging out for pubs and restaurants to open again, the poor seagulls in the Fishing Boat Harbour are also keen for a feed of fish&chips.

Roel Loopers

GETTING A SOAKING AT BATHERS BEACH

 

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Oh my golly goodness did I just get soaking wet at Fremantle’s Bathers Beach! I was taking photos at the Fishing Boat Harbour without realising the boardwalk got flooded, so I was standing in ten centimetres of water. I hope my shoes will dry one day.

Then there was rain and a lot of spray from the massive waves at our city beach.

It is beautiful to watch, so well worth it that I needed to put new clothes on for the second time today.

The things I do for my Freo’s View readers, hey. Some will claim though I only report about negativity. ;>))

Roel Loopers

 

FREO UPSIDE DOWN UNDER

Posted in art, city of fremantle, fishing boat harbour, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on May 19, 2020

 

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In difficult times it is even more important to try to see life from all perspectives, so since this photo of the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour has so many fans I decided to turn it upside down, and I believe it has even more impact than when it is shown the right way.

I leave it to the philosophers among you to argue if reality can be surreal. ;>))

Roel Loopers

REFLECTIONS OF OUR PORT CITY

Posted in city of fremantle, fishing boat harbour, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on May 15, 2020

 

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When I bumped into City of Fremantle’s Director of City Business Glen Dougall and CEO Phil St John this morning, the director told me with a big smile on his handsome face that the City was going to introduce a law that would stop me from aimlessly walking around town taking photos. I told the gentlemen that my wanderings are never aimless. Street photographers like me loiter with intent. ;>))

My intent this morning was to shoot more smoke haze photos, but instead I noticed some nice reflections in the Fishing Boat Harbour.

We are truly blessed to live in such a gorgeous city!

Roel Loopers

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COLOURFUL FISHING BOAT HARBOUR

Posted in city of fremantle, fishing, fishing boat harbour, Uncategorized by freoview on May 12, 2020

 

 

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A bit of colour from the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour to brighten up this gorgeous Tuesday even more.

Smile, relax, but don’t be complacent about the dangers of Covid-19. Keep the social distancing and frequent hand washing up!

Roel Loopers

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NEVER A BORING MOMENT IN FREMANTLE

Posted in bathers beach, city of fremantle, fishing boat harbour, Uncategorized by freoview on May 7, 2020

 

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There is always something happening in Fremantle, as my late afternoon walk proved yet again.

I wandered down to Bathers Beach in the hope of catching a spectacular sun set, but that was not to be, however there was this amazing short moment of a spout of rainbow when looking south over the Fishing Boat Harbour, then three people, one dressed as a monkey, were filming a video, a classy gentleman sat all by himself at the Bathers Beach House with a good bottle of red and a long-stem wineglass, and all of a sudden a very noisy helicopter did a very low loop over Bathers Beach. All that withing 15 minutes.

Love you, Freo!

 

Roel Loopers

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RELAXED COVID-19 FREO SUNDAY

Posted in city of fremantle, covid-19, fishing boat harbour, food, Uncategorized by freoview on May 3, 2020

 

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Clouds are already moving in for the big rain which is forecast for tomorrow, but many people are taking advantage of the warm Sunday weather and Covid-19 restrictions relaxation.

They were queueing up outside Joe’s Fish Shack and Twin Fin in the Fishing Boat Harbour and take away restaurants around Fremantle.

While it was takeaway only, people did take advantaged of the tables and benches outside the closed Bathers Beach House.

 

Roel Loopers

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IT WAS A PRETTY GOOD FRIDAY

Posted in bathers beach, city of fremantle, covid-19, Easter, fishing boat harbour, Uncategorized by freoview on April 10, 2020

 

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I went for my late afternoon exercise walk, through the city, Victoria Quay and down to Bathers Beach and the Fishing Boat Harbour, where I bought a disappointing fish&chips, which was over cooked and the fish too dry, from one of the two outlets that were open for take away there.

I bumped into a few people, so nice to have at least a short chat after a day of almost silence, but for the banging noises from my upstairs neighbour, and they were not even about having a good time. ;>))

There were a few people out riding bikes, walking, jogging, walking dogs, and I took the above photos of two ladies relaxing during a bike ride.

I must admit that I do find the socialising restrictions quite relaxing as I do not feel the need to go out and about all the time, so it works for me, as long as I’ve got enough books to read.

Roel Loopers

MAKE IT A REALLY GOOD FRIDAY!

Posted in city of fremantle, community, covid-19, Easter, fishing boat harbour, food, health, hospitality by freoview on April 10, 2020

 

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Take-Away only at Joe’s Fish Shack

 

The Easter long weekend has started and for many people that means eating fish. In the normally popular Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour only Joe’s Fish Shack is still open for take-away fish and chips and other meals, so support them if you don’t want to do the cooking yourself.

It is nice to quietly contemplate about life and our future sitting on the boardwalk steps at Bathers Beach, but make sure to keep well away from each other and to only be in couples and not larger groups, unless families with children. We all have to do our bit to beat the coronavirus. I too much miss socialising and catching up with people, but it has to be done.

Have happy and safe Easter!

 

Roel Loopers

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THE SURREALITY OF THE COVID CRISIS

Posted in city of fremantle, covid-19, fishing boat harbour, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on April 1, 2020

 

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There is something so surreal, but also beautiful about this photo, and even more so in Black&White, that I want to republish it.

I took it just after sunset on Sunday evening at Kailis in the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour, as many of us did the right thing and engaged in social distancing and isolation, and all the cafes, etc. were forced to close because of the Covid-19 crisis.

This photo will become one of my favourite historic photos of the pandemic crisis in Fremantle.

Roel Loopers

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