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FREMANTLE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA CONCERTS THIS WEEKEND!

Posted in clasical, concerts, fremantle, fremantle chamber of commerce, Uncategorized by freoview on July 22, 2017

 

FCO concert Emily Leung

 

Young violinist Emily Leung will be playing with the Fremantle Chamber Orchestra at the Fremantle Townhall tomorrow Sunday July 23 at 3 pm.

Beethoven, Bruch and Mendelssohn are on the program so it should be a beautiful afternoon of great classical music.

If you can’t make it tomorrow, or want to listen to the concert twice, they are also performing today at 3 pm at the Perth Town Hall.

Roel Loopers

ABOUT RAIN, MAD DOGS AND GOLFERS

Posted in fremantle, rain, sport, Uncategorized, winter by freoview on July 20, 2017

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It’s wet, cold and windy out there, so a real winter’s day in Fremantle.

I was very adventurous, like the old Dutch explorers, and went out all the way to Point Walter to take these photos.

The golfers were all in wet weather gear and seem to enjoy themselves, but I rather be on the couch with a good book when it’s cold, so I drove back to Freo to Elizabeth’s bookshop for a browse and finding some light reading.

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FREO GREENS SENATOR SCOTT LUDLAM RESIGNS

Posted in fremantle, greens, politics, Uncategorized by freoview on July 14, 2017

Sad to hear Fremantle Greens Senator Scott Ludlam has resigned after he became aware that he has dual citizenship in Australia and New Zealand, which could be a breach of the constitution.

Ludlam did not want to go through a possible High Court challenge and decided to resign from the Senate instead. He had not realised that he had not renounced his NZ citizenship.

Scott Ludlam only recently recovered from a mental health issue and has been a very active Senator for Western Australia.

It will be interesting to see who will replace him.

Thank you for all your hard work Scott!

Roel Loopers

FREO ARCHITECT DAVID BARR STEPS UP

Posted in architecture, fremantle, home, housing, living, Uncategorized by freoview on July 12, 2017

 

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Congratulations to Fremantle architect DAVID BARR who won the LandCorp Step Up competition for sustainable medium-density housing with their ‘passive haus’ design for North Coogee.

Here the reasons why the judges believe they deserved to win:

KEY POINTS

AFFORDABLE DESIGNS
The winning design delivers a cost-effective build process, but also addresses the ongoing cost of living in the home through sustainability measures and shared facilities.

DESIGN QUALITY
Featuring an active edge, with integrated planter boxes on balconies and gold-finned window frames, a roof garden and shaded back verandah, the design offers a balance of privacy and community and will deliver an attractive, landmark development.

SUSTAINABILITY
The project will be Western Australia’s first apartment building to achieve an average 9-star NatHERS rating. It employs climate-responsive design and will be a Zero Energy building, meaning it will generate more energy than it consumes annually.

INNOVATION
The project will use a prefabricated ‘passive haus’ construction system, the first of its kind in Western Australia, which allows a rapid build process and significant savings on construction costs.

ENERGY EFFICIENCY
A PV system supported by 42kWh of energy storage will allow energy generated on-site to be used on-site, reducing peak demand by 30%.

WATER EFFICIENCY
A shared underground rainwater tank and above-code water efficiency measures are expected to reduce average water use by 60% and cut household water bills by up to $180 a year.

WASTE EFFICIENCY
Construction waste is dramatically reduced as a result of the prefabricated ‘passive haus’ system, and any waste created during the build will be recycled. The project includes space for green waste composting and a ‘swap space’ allowing residents to offer items they no longer need, but which may be useful to someone else.

WIKI LOVES EARTH PHOTO PRIZE

Posted in australia, bird, fremantle, nature, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on July 11, 2017

WINNER! White necked heron by Katarina Christenson

 

For the second year in a row I was invited to be one of the judges of the WIKI LOVES EARTH 2017 Australian section.

1,500 entries were received from all over the nation. The judges had to select the ten best photos that will be entered into the international competition from countries from all over the planet.

The international winner will receive a trip to Cape Town.

The Australian winner we selected was this stunning photo by Katarina Christenson of a juvenile white necked heron in the Darling River.

Roel Loopers

FREE USA EVENT AT MOORE&MOORE!!!

Posted in food, fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on July 8, 2017

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The event A TASTE OF THE STATES at the Fremantle Moore&Moore Cafe I promoted earlier is a FREE EVENT, so no ticket buying required.

It is on from 5-10 pm but the beer bars were already serving at midday, so pop in!

Beer, cocktails, hotdogs, pies, sliders, music in a great historic building.

Roel Loopers

A TASTE OF THE STATES AT MOORE&MOORE

Posted in food, fremantle, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on July 8, 2017

 

Taste of the States July 9

 

Thank the Big G that there is more to the United States of America than that mad man Donald Trump.

Today from 5-10 pm the Moore&Moore cafe in Henry Street will show you some good bits in A TASTE OF THE STATES.

Hotdogs, sliders, pies, beer, cocktails. Entry fee is $ 25.00 and that includes a $ 10.00 token.

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OLD PHOTOGRAPHERS ARE NOT PAEDOPHILES!

Posted in children, fremantle, photography, police, Uncategorized by freoview on July 6, 2017

 

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Parents have been complaining about all that rain during the school holidays, so with the weather back to Freo fantastic I wanted to see how busy the Winterworld ice skating n Fremantle was this morning.

I took a few wide-angle shots to show the crowd and when I turned around two police officers looked at me inquisitively, so I took my sunnies off and said hello.

Once I crossed over to the Esplanade Hotel side I noticed they were behind me and I hear “excuse me sir”

The officers wanted to know why I was taking photos, and while it is my lawful right to take pictures of anyone in a public open space, I explained I published a Fremantle blog, gave them my business card, even let them look at the few photos I had taken, and explained I was very well known in Freo, even by the head of police media who is a mate of mine, but they still wanted to see my drivers license.

I absolutely accept that the officers have a job to do, but I find it extremely offensive that an old man with a camera is automatically classified as a potential deviant paedophile, and questioned.

There were plenty of people taking photos with mobile phones, but I stood out with a professional DSLR Nikon. Would a child abuser really be that obvious and stupid?

I adore children and believe they are sacred. Anyone who interferes with a child should be shot as far as I am concerned, but it is not right to target professional photographers just because they are male and over 50.

I have great respect for police officers and the often awful job they have to do, but I feel quite insulted right now.

Roel Loopers

 

PAPER BIRD PUPPET SHOW FOR KIDS

Posted in BOOKS, children, culture, fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on July 6, 2017

 

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The delightful PAPER BIRD Children’s Books & Arts shop in Fremantle’s Henry Street is putting up a very special puppet show with mini workshop for children between the age of 3 and 7 years old.

The puppet show will be performed by the Five Elements Theatre.

It is on Monday July 10 from 10 am till 1 pm and ticket door sales are $ 25.00.

The shop is next to the Moores Building arts centre at 42 Henry Street and good coffee and food next door at the Moore&Moore cafe that also shares a nature playground with Paper Bird.

Roel Loopers

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FREO IS GREAT PLACE FOR STREET PHOTOGRAPHY

Posted in art, cafe, fremantle, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on July 4, 2017

 

morning news at the waves cafe

Fremantle Arts Centre

 

My love for so-called Street Photography is well-known to readers of this blog and my Facebook friends, so here two more street photos I took this morning in Fremantle.

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