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GOOD MORNING FREO!

Posted in fremantle, photography, sunrise, weather, western australia, winter by freoview on August 28, 2016

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It was a pretty wet and cold morning in Fremantle still this Sunday but spring is only days away, so I hope my terrible cold will disappear when warmer weather arrives.

Took this photo of High Street just after 7 am.

Roel Loopers

BAD WEATHER APPROACHING FREMANTLE

Posted in fremantle, photography, weather, western australia, winter by freoview on August 16, 2016

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Strong winds, rain and even hail are coming in tonight and tomorrow morning, so keep dry Fremantle!

Roel Loopers

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PERTH RAINY WINTER SKYLINE

Posted in fremantle, perth, photography, rain, western australia, winter by freoview on August 8, 2016

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It has been wet, cold and miserable in Fremantle and I am not enjoying this winter, so I rarely ventured out on the weekend and became a couch potato.

But this morning I needed a change of scenery and fresh air, so here a photo I took around 10 am of the Perth skyline form the Melville foreshore.

It shows what a sook softy I am as I shot it from inside my car through the windscreen. ; >)

Roel Loopers

A STUNNING FREO WINTER DAY

Posted in fremantle, photography, seasons, western australia, winter by freoview on July 18, 2016

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A couple of winter reflections I shot in Fremantle today. The top one is at the Sail&Anchor and the second one just a few metres from there in a rain water puddle.

The sunny weather is not going to last very long according to BOM, so I made the best out of today’s lovely day.

Roel Loopers

ARTY FREMANTLE WINTER PHOTO

Posted in art, fremantle, photography, trees, western autralia, winter by freoview on June 29, 2016

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A tree reflected in a big puddle after heavy rain, with a single leave floating on the surface. An arty impression of a winter day in Fremantle.

Roel Loopers

SNOW IN FREMANTLE

Posted in festival, fremantle, skating, western australia, winter by freoview on June 24, 2016

 

Snow is falling in Fremantle at the Winter Festival at the Esplanade and kids and grown ups love it. The ice rink is a lot of fun and there is also a slide on real ice.

Hot chocolate, mulled wine, slow cooked beef and pork and the National Hotel bar open will make for a fund day and night out.

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FREMANTLE WINTER FESTIVAL ON THE WAY

Posted in festivals, fremantle, western australia, winter, winter festival by freoview on June 16, 2016

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The construction of the ice rink for the Fremantle Winter Festival is on the way at the Italian Club car park just south of the Esplanade Youth Plaza. It will start late next week.

There will be food stalls and a bar that serves mulled wine and hopefully hot chocolate for the kids as well.

It is a much better location that will not face the same huge rain puddle problems and damage to the Esplanade, as happened last year.

If you don’t feel like falling on your bum, it’s great to watch as well and a really nice atmosphere, so bring family and friends and tell everyone!

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A WET FREMANTLE TUESDAY MORNING

Posted in fremantle, rain, western australia, winter by freoview on May 24, 2016

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It is a pretty wet Fremantle morning to wake up to, but at least there appear not to be any power outages here, while 4,000 homes in the Perth metro area are without electricity.

I drove around Freo for an hour from 6.30 am but it was just wet, as this photo taken in Phillimore Street shows.

Roel Loopers

WINTER MORNING AT THE RIVER

Posted in aboriginal, fremantle, winter by freoview on July 19, 2015

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Winter is not my favourite time of the year as I like it hot and sunny, but winter light is very different from summer and creates different images, as this one at the Swan river foreshore in Melville.

The very large grass area is always busy with people walking their dogs with the Perth skyline as backdrop.

The small dog exercise area suggested for Fremantle’s Stevens Reserve at Swanbourne Street is on the Council agenda this Wednesday but the officer does not recommend it because of community opposition to it.

It will be interesting to see if Fremantle Council will not implement something that sensibly protects small dogs and give them a safe area to run around in because other users of the reserve object to it. If council is consistent it ignores the community input, as it has done on far bigger and more controversial issues such as the tavern at J Shed on Bathers Beach.

Talking about Bathers Beach, there are no indications the toilets at Kidogo Arthouse will be built and the Kelp Bar resurrected. I’ve got the feeling that owner Joanna Robinson has realised it is not going to be such a goldmine and that the location, weather and council restrictions might make a bar there  not financially viable and just bloody hard work for little return.

Roel Loopers

 

WARM UP AT FREO WINTER FESTIVAL

Posted in festival, fremantle, winter by freoview on July 11, 2015

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Stay warm! It was cold this morning just 2.6 degrees when I got up at 4.30 am.

Sitting around the fire and toasting marshmallows is a good option at the Fremantle WINTER GARDEN festival.

Roel Loopers

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