Freo's View

A VERY FREO PHOTO MORNING

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle port, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on December 6, 2017

 

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There is always something to discover and photograph when one walks around Fremantle with one’s eyes wide open.

I took these photos of my Freo this morning. There is so much beauty in the ordinary!

Roel Loopers

OVATION FOR A WELCOME FREO VISITOR

Posted in city of fremantle, cruiseliner, fremantle port, Uncategorized by freoview on November 30, 2017

 

Ovation of the Seas

 

The Ovation of the Seas cruiseliner was only in Fremantle Port for one day but she made a big impression on the local economy.

It was a delight to see thousands of tourists wandering the streets of Fremantle, visiting cafes, shops, the Roundhouse, Maritime and Shipwreck museums and Fremantle Prison.

The South Mole was packed when the ship left port at 5.30pm and there were quite a few spectators on the North Mole as well.

 

Roel Loopers

TSUNAMI OF VISITORS HITS FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, cruiseliner, fremantle port, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on November 29, 2017

 

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A travel warning should have been issued for Fremantle as a tsunami of cruise ship passengers from the Ovation of the Seas create a huge wave of visitors to our port city today.

City of Fremantle Visitor Guides were at hand at the Passenger Terminal and Kings Square and a free Freo City shuttle bus service took passengers from Victoria Quay to the city centre.

Fremantle welcomes you all and we hope you will enjoy your stay in our beautiful and hospitable city!

Roel Loopers

 

SUNSET AT SAILING SHIP LEEUWIN

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle port, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on November 28, 2017

 

Leeuwin sunset

 

It is important for our soul and wellbeing to always know that there is more beauty in life than negativity, so here another photo I took on Sunday night of the sunset behind the SS Leeuwin and Fremantle Maritime Museum.

We are blessed to live in such a gorgeous city as Fremantle.

As a photographer finding beauty in the ordinary is my quest in life.

Roel Loopers

SUNSET AT THE FREMANTLE MARITIME MUSEUM

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle port, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on November 27, 2017

 

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Another beautiful sunset at the Fremantle Maritime Museum yesterday.

Roel Loopers

A STUNNING FREO SATURDAY MORNING

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle port, rottnest island, Uncategorized by freoview on November 11, 2017

 

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It’s not often one gets sunburnt before 9am in the morning but that is what happened today when I sat at the B Shed cafe on Victoria Quay from 6.30 to 8.30am.

I love Fremantle Port and the quay was packed with very fit-looking people and expensive racing bikes for an event on Rottnest Island.

The Indian Ocean was dead calm early this morning, so the ferry ride to the island would have been nice and smooth.

The B Shed cafe has new management and very good coffee and the views from there are great, and there are often dolphins in the harbour!

 

Roel Loopers

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NEW SEALINK FERRY TO ROTTNEST ISLAND

Posted in aboriginal, city of fremantle, fremantle port, rottnest island, Uncategorized by freoview on October 28, 2017

 

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It was very busy, and a bloody cold wind, in Fremantle Port early this morning when the new Sealink Rottnest Island ferry Quokka I left for the island.

The big cruiseliner Voyager of the Seas had just arrived in port, and a navy frigate was also at berth at Victoria Quay, while North Quay was busy with container ships and a livestock carrier.

The cafe at B Shed has a new operator and staff so go and try them out while watching the ships entering and leaving port, and keep an eye out for dolphins who come into the harbour daily.

On  different note, I am delighted to read that the former Quod prison cells on Rottnest will no longer be used as tourist accommodation.

The Quod was an inhumane gaol for Aboriginal people in the mid 1800s and 10 per cent of prisoners died there.

Roel Loopers

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GREAT NEW TOURIST ATTRACTION FOR FREMANTLE

Posted in art, city of fremantle, fremantle port, navy, Uncategorized by freoview on September 15, 2017

 

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The Royal Australian Navy has announced a massive new monument and tourist attraction for Fremantle.

The $ 2 million Sailor monument, that will be placed on the North Mole of Fremantle Port, will have a large 3.6 metre high bronze sculpture of a sailor, plus ten granite walls full of navy history.

What a timely and brilliant addition for Fremantle during a time of the greatest transformation of our city!

Roel Loopers

VOTE ROLE FOR CITY WARD!

MASTS BACK ON SS LEEUWIN

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle port, leeuwin foundation, Uncategorized by freoview on August 29, 2017

 

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The beautiful SS Leeuwin has her masts back after they were removed weeks ago for the yearly maintenance of the training vessel.

A sole man was up in one of the masts yesterday as the sailing ship was at berth at B Shed on Victoria Quay in Fremantle Port.

 

Roel Loopers

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A RAINY FREO DAY

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle port, rain, Uncategorized by freoview on July 31, 2017

 

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Rain patterns on the car windscreen make for an arty image of the lighthouse on the Fremantle South Mole.

It’s very wet and windy out there and the Indian Ocean looked so beautifully wild when I drove along the coast. Go check it out!

 

Roel Loopers

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