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STUNNING SKY OVER FREMANTLE

Posted in art, fremantle, fremantle port, nature, photography by freoview on February 2, 2017

 

Stunning sky over Fremantle late yesterday afternoon so here some photos of it at Fremantle Port and the Rainbow artwork.

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FREMANTLE SOIL FOR FLANDERS FIELDS MEMORIAL

Posted in fremantle, fremantle port, war by freoview on January 25, 2017

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WA Minister for Veterans Joe Francis joined RSLWA President Peter Aspinall, Fremantle RSL President Rob Cashman and Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt at E Shed today to collect soil from the port for the new Flanders Fields Memorial Garden at the Canberra War memorial.

Poppies will be grown in the garden in memory of the 12,000 Australians who died in Belgium in 1917 during the Great War-World War I.

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TWO TALL SHIPS IN FREMANTLE PORT

Posted in fremantle, fremantle port, historic, sailing by freoview on November 28, 2016

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Nice to see two tall ships in Fremantle harbour this morning with the Young Endeavour sailing ship joining the SS Leeuwin at B Shed berth.

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SMOKE HAZE BLANKETS FREMANTLE

Posted in fire, fremantle, fremantle port, pollution by freoview on November 27, 2016

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The smoke haze over Fremantle was not a very pretty sight at all until the Fremantle Doctor blew it away after midday. It was quite smelly and unpleasant as well, so no wonder I’ve got a headache.

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THE BEAUTY OF FREMANTLE

Posted in fremantle, fremantle port, maritime, photography by freoview on November 24, 2016

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I wandered around Fremantle with Midge and Robin yesterday afternoon so that Midge could get used to her new camera before travelling to Canada and got these two nice shots of a Nankin Herron and the sunset at the Maritime Museum.

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FREMANTLE PORT MINIMALISM

Posted in art, containers, fremantle, fremantle port, maritime, photography, western australia by freoview on September 28, 2016

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I love industrial, mining and architectural photography, and am much better at taking photos of man-made things than of nature. It is probably because there is a sense of order that suits my liking of minimalism.

Sadly my times as a commercial photographer seem to have come to an end as I am out of the loop and very bad at promoting myself, so I am keeping my eye in by taking photos every day of things I discover while enjoying the great city of Fremantle and surrounds.

I took this photo at Rous Head at Fremantle Ports this morning.

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SPEED HUMP TSUNAMI IN FREMANTLE

I wonder when we will see a protest march by emergency services and bus drivers about the ever increasing speed humps and roundabouts in Fremantle.

At the F-POL Committee of the City of Fremantle it was announced that “plateaus” would be installed at Ord Street between Ellen Street and Queen Victoria Street to deter container truck drivers on the way to Fremantle Port from using the road.

Recently a ridiculous number of ugly and noisy speed humps were installed at East Street, but that is different from “plateaus” as the latter also are pedestrian crossings.

Speed humps of any kind make for a very uncomfortable journey and seriously slow down emergency vehicles, and many motorists will find alternative routes through suburban streets.

I am not sure why Hampton Road and Ord and can’t have a container truck ban, if the desired outcome is to get rid of these trucks.

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GOOD MORNING FREMANTLE!

Posted in fremantle, fremantle port, photography, western autralia by freoview on June 11, 2016

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Another glorious sunrise for all those lazy people who did not bother to get out of bed at 6 am this morning. There is more rain on the way the bureau says, so enjoy the hours of sunlight this morning.

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WHY I LOVE LIVING IN FREMANTLE

Posted in fremantle, fremantle port, photography, western australia by freoview on May 16, 2016

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Two moody sunset photos I took this evening. They both have a Fremantle port connection. How can one not love living in such a gorgeous city.

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INDUSTRIAL PORT LANDSCAPE

Posted in fremantle port, industrial, photography by freoview on June 3, 2015

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With the sale of Fremantle Port and the controversy over the Perth Freight Link being two of the main topics of conversation in Fremantle at present, I went to have a wander around Rouse Head yesterday and look at the development there.

The stack of freezer containers caught my eye and needed to be captured on camera.

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