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BEAUT SUNRISE ON A STORMY FREO DAY

Posted in cafe, city of fremantle, fremantle ports, hospitality, sunrise, Uncategorized, weather by freoview on July 21, 2018

 

sunrise

 

My traditional 7am Saturday coffee catch up with my good mate Henty was at B Shed in Fremantle Port this morning, and did I need two double Espressos badly after a sleepless night.

I love early mornings and the many stunning sunrises we get here in Fremantle, so took this photo toward C Shed, where unusually the Leeuwin II was at berth.

Only 37 passengers had booked the early Rottnest Express ferry trip to quokka island and that is no surprise with the wet and stormy forecast for the weekend.

Roel Loopers

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FREMANTLE PORT B SHED GREAT FOR SUMMER EVENTS

Posted in city of fremantle, event, fremantle ports, Uncategorized by freoview on July 2, 2018

 

 

Got a special event this coming summer, but have not found yet the special location you are looking for? Try B Shed on Victoria Quay in Fremantle Port!

Fremantle Ports is looking for EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR B SHED SUMMER ACTIVATION .

Fremantle Ports are now seeking EOIs for community-based activation and family friendly entertainment/events to be held at B Shed, Victoria from November 2018 – March 2019.

To submit your ideas and obtain EOI documents, register on the Fremantle Ports Tender Portal.

Reference No: FREPRT-811895 – B Shed Summer Activation
Closing Date: 2.00PM WST, Friday 13 July 2018

For furtherurther information: Call Franco Andreone on (08) 9430 3555 or visit the Fremantle Ports website: http://www.fremantleports.com.au/Pages/default.aspx

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STREET MARKETS DISAPPEAR FROM FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, markets, tourism by freoview on October 20, 2015

I believe it will be a real loss for Fremantle that we will not have any street markets in the inner city this summer, but for the uninspiring Mat Hatter at Kings Square.

With the Bathers Beach Sunset Food Markets forced move to South Beach, the B Shed markets at Victoria Quay discontinued and the Princess May Markets also being cancelled, these exciting events have now disappeared from Freo while new markets are popping up all over the place, even a Monday night one in Maylands.

The Hawkers Markets in the Perth Murray Street mall were absolutely packed last Friday when they reopened for the season, and Subiaco will have an all weekend market all along Rokeby Road in a few weeks time, but the City of Fremantle is not supporting inner city markets and I have no idea why.

Power to Princess May Park would have meant the markets there could have continued on Friday nights, because it was not viable to hire generators and light tower for $ 1,500 each night, but no support from COF.

Council keeps yapping on about revitalisation but those events that revitalised the CBD have now all but disappeared and that is very disappointing.

International tourists, especially those from Asian countries, always ask for markets and the huge success of the Bathers Beach Sunset Food Markets, and markets all over Perth, show there is a demand and need for it, so why does the City of Fremantle not support them?

Roel Loopers

MARITIME MUSEUM MOOD

Posted in fremantle, photography by freoview on November 20, 2014

Maritime Museum

After a long day tourguiding at the Round House it was nice to finish the day taking photos. I like this long shot of the Fremantle Maritime Museum. Tomorrow I’ll post photos of something ugly and something beautiful. One is a building site, the other a heritage precinct, so stay tuned.

Roel Loopers

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THE ESSENCE OF FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle by freoview on June 26, 2014

Maritime Museum 1

 

This photo somehow shows the essence of Fremantle; the heritage A and B sheds with the modern-and future heritage-Maritime Museum, the Indian Ocean, Swan river, and a young lady on a bike. All that around sunset pretty much sums up Freo’s lifestyle.

The uniqueness of place, which makes it so attractive to visitors and locals alike should never be underestimated. The brand Fremantle is a very strong one that needs to be nurtured, and can still be improved. I strongly believe that Freo has a very promising future ahead if we all promote the brand, instead of talking our city down.

Roel Loopers

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STOP THE BOATS NEW BOAT LAUNCH ON WORLD REFUGEE DAY

Posted in australia, fremantle by freoview on June 20, 2014

asulum 2 asylum 1

 

It’s ironic and thoughtless that the Australian Government on World Refugee Day launched a new patrol boat at Fremantle B Shed this morning. The new Customs and Border Protection Service vessel ACV Thaiyak was launched by Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Scott Morrison, while a handful of protesters and the very black clouds showed their disapproval of Australia’s offshore processing of asylum seekers and the treatment of boat people. It was reported that the ship will be stationed at Ashmore Reef to prevent boat people from coming to Australia.

It is disappointing to hear that Fremantle Labor’s Melissa Parke could not convince her colleagues to change their stand on offshore processing. The argument that it stops people from drowning is pretty feeble. Is it more desirable to indefinitely lock up people who have committed no crime but to seek a safe heaven for their families, in countries where the chance of finding work and a good education for the children is minimal? Is it better to show people that they have no future and that Australia does not care, instead of showing them the compassion they deserve and giving them a better future? Is it okay to lock up innocent children? Where is the humanity in that?

Roel Loopers

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RESTORATION WORK AT VICTORIA QUAY

Posted in fremantle by freoview on May 21, 2014

Fremantle Ports is conducting restoration work on the wharf at Victoria Quay near the Rottnest ferry terminal. Rotten timber is being replaced with steel pilon.

Looking at the work, I wished Fremantle Ports would do a large-scale heritage interpretation of the old wharf, as the old timber looks quite impressive. The small glass window, that was supposed to allow one to look under the wharf, at the Tasty @ B Cafe, never really worked because it should have lights underneath to avoid the window just becoming a reflection of the sky. Whoever designed that should have known better.

Roel Loopers

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FREE CONCERTS AT FREO’S B SHED

Posted in fremantle, music by freoview on August 7, 2013

Two free concerts are coming up in Fremantle on the 17th and 18th of this month as part of the TOTALLY HUGE NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL. Experimental music guru ALVIN CURRAN is in charge of the concerts at the B Shed on Victoria Quay, which will be at 3 pm.

Get ready for music with a huge difference when coming to BEAMS, where the 35 musicians will be rolling around in this choreographed piece. If you like something more maritime and harbour-related, MARITIME RITES includes ship sounds and a sail-by of a rock band on a boat, so the concerts won’t be boring.

Roel Loopers

 

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FREO DOUBLE VISION

Posted in fremantle by freoview on July 7, 2013

People waiting for the Rottnest Island ferry at the B Shed terminal at Fremantle Victoria Quay mixing with those who just arrived from the island. All that captured as a reflection in the historic information panels make for an intriguing photo.

Roel Loopers

B Shed reflection

FREMANTLE ISAF SAILING IN A DOME

Posted in fremantle by freoview on September 21, 2011

Interesting news from the B Shed on Victoria Quay, Fremantle this morning, that Mike Lefroy and his team are going to erect a large dome structure in the space where the interpretive centre will be one day, so people can watch the ISAF 2011 sailing races there live on the huge screen(s).

I have not further details, so I hope ISAF or Fremantle Ports will tell us a bit more about it.

Roel Loopers

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