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FREO SATURDAY SERENADE

Posted in busking, city of fremantle, music, Uncategorized, weather, winter by freoview on July 13, 2019

 

Freo

 

What a delightful Saturday in Fremantle, and more brilliant weather to come the next days. It even attracted West Coast Eagles player Andrew Gaff to wander down historic High Street to get over the disappointment of yesterday’s one point loss to Collingwood.

I took the photo of this energetic band in the High Street mall in front of a mural artwork.

Roel Loopers

THIS IS FREMANTLE-in winter

Posted in bathers beach, city of fremantle, Uncategorized, winter by freoview on July 12, 2019

 

bathers bay

 

THIS IS FREMANTLE-in winter! I took this photo at Bathers Bay this morning while chatting to fellow shooter Peter Zuvela of J Shed.

More fine weather ahead this weekend and next week so perfect for school holidays and for supporting our local Freo traders.

Roel Loopers

FREO WET WEATHER CONTINUES

Posted in city of fremantle, rain, Uncategorized, weather, winter by freoview on July 6, 2019

 

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That’s enough rain for me for a while! I want sunshine and a bit of warmth in Fremantle and not the wet cold weather we have been having for a bit too long for my taste.

I spent the day up at Arthur’s Head and there were a few nice rainbows but none so spectacular that I wanted to photograph them, so here a shot of the Cappuccino Strip on my way to the West End and the huge puddle reflection at the Whalers Tunnel.

Roel Loopers

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RAINBOW AT ARTHUR’S HEAD

Posted in arthur head, city of fremantle, rain, Uncategorized, weather, winter by freoview on June 27, 2019

 

rainbow

 

It was a wet, wild and very windy day and there is more to come, but the beautiful rainbow I photographed at Fremantle’s Arthur’s Head made up for the cold day that required a few layers of clothing.

Roel Loopers

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FREMANTLE WINTERWORLD FUN STARTS SATURDAY

Posted in city of fremantle, festivals, skating, Uncategorized, winter, winter festival by freoview on June 25, 2019

 

Winterworld

 

Work is under way to create the 2019 Fremantle WINTERWORLD skating festival at the Esplanade.

The event is on from this Saturday June 29 until July 21 and is open every day from 10am onward till mid evening.

It is always a fun spectacle to watch with little kids hanging on a parent’s leg or a penguin for their dear life, or seeing grownups hitting the ice with a bang.

And a friendly reminder to the boys and girls in blue that not every old man with a camera is a paedophile. Last year I was stopped by two Fremantle Police officers who wanted to know why I took photos of people skating. Because I wanted to, and under Australian law I am allowed to photograph anything and anyone in a public open space.

At the first WINTERWORLD a security guard told me I could not take photos unless I had family members on the ice rink. Bulldust!

It is insulting to regularly being confronted when next to me dozens of people take photos with mobile phones, but I stick out because I use a real camera.

I promote as many Fremantle events, festivals and businesses on this blog as I can and don’t want to be intimidated by police or security when I do absolutely nothing wrong!

Roel Loopers

THIS IS FREMANTLE-IN WINTER

Posted in bathers beach, city of fremantle, indian ocean, Uncategorized, weather, winter by freoview on June 18, 2019

 

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Very crisp morning today but a gorgeous blue sky with some nice clouds. One really can’t complain much about winter in Fremantle.

Roel Loopers

WILD WET WINTER WEATHER

Posted in city of fremantle, rain, Uncategorized, winter by freoview on June 10, 2019

 

wild weather

 

Well, that is a kind of sh.. start of the week for me. The wet and cold brought my prepatellar knee pain back, the rain is leaking into my bathroom, and when I took the above photo at Point Walter the car door was ripped out of my hand by the storm and would not close any more until my mate Bob came out to do some on-side repair in the rain. Thanks Bob!

It is pretty wild at times out there with the ocean all grey and green and massive dark clouds, so go and enjoy it.

More showers to come the next few days, but I am going to stay in with a book, the heater on, caramelised onion, garlic, chili tomato soup and nurse my poor old and very painful knee.

Four days of rain and I already want summer back.😖

 

Roel Loopers

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WELCOME WINTER RAIN FOR FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, rain, Uncategorized, weather, winter by freoview on June 7, 2019

 

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That was a lovely soaking with rain all night in my part of Fremantle. It was so nice to listen to it that I did not get to sleep till 2am.

The sun is out now but the clouds are being pushed fast by the heavy wind and more rain is expected for the weekend and into next week.

I took these three photos about an hour ago.

Roel Loopers

THE LOVELY BEAUTY OF RAIN

Posted in city of fremantle, photography, rain, Uncategorized, weather, winter by freoview on August 8, 2018

 

 

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I am an incurable romantic and a very Sensitive Old Age Guy, so hence me looking for beauty in just about everything.

There is a bit of rain around Freo today and a lot more expected tomorrow, so try to stay dry and warm.

Roel Loopers

CHILLING OUT IN FREMANTLE

Posted in beaches, city of fremantle, indian ocean, Uncategorized, weather, winter by freoview on August 4, 2018

 

South Beach 2

 

I was on the South and North Mole, at South Cottesloe and at Fremantle’s South Beach this morning because I love it when the ocean is wild. The wind chill factor made it an invigorating experience. Very strong winds also and it was hard to remain on my feet at times.

In Freo town the streets and many cafes were near empty at 11am, so that is not so good for trade. I hope that the weather will be a bit more accommodating on Sunday.

There were not many brave people and dogs on the dog beach either, as this photo shows.

I am cuddling up with a book and look forward to a real winter meal of slow roasted pork belly with Sauerkraut. Mahlzeit! ; >) Yum!!!!

Have a great weekend Freo!

Roel Loopers

 

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