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SANTA AT BATHERS BEACH

Posted in Uncategorized by freoview on November 28, 2020

Father Christmas was relaxing at Fremantle’s Bathers Beach with an Esky by his side.

The City of Fremantle event allows families to take photos with Santa, but don’t rush to our lovely inner city beach because it is all booked out.

It looked great!

Roel Loopers

GREG JAMES CHRISTMAS PRESENTS

Posted in Uncategorized by freoview on November 15, 2020

You can’t buy gorgeous Bella as a Christmas present, because the lovely Greg James sculpture has a permanent home on a bench at Freo’s Bathers Beach, but the upstairs gallery of Greg James at J Shed has a lot of small sculptures, paintings and other artworks, so why not pop in one day soon.

Roel Loopers

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ROCKINGHAM INSPIRATION FOR FREMANTLE

Posted in Uncategorized by freoview on November 3, 2020

Doesn’t this beach development by the City of Rockingham look brilliant! Why don’t we have something like that at Fremantle’s Bathers Beach, instead of private beach lounges at a hospitality venue?

It looks stunning and I will make and effort to drive to Rocky and have a look at it soon.

Roel Loopers

EARLY CHRISTMAS FOR HISTORIC ARTHUR’S HEAD

Posted in Uncategorized by freoview on November 3, 2020

Christmas has come early for Fremantle’s historic Arthur’s Head with the start of the well-overdue preservation work this morning.

Workers are removing all vegetation from the limestone walls so that the retaining wall south of the Whalers Tunnel can be extended and the cliff face north of the tunnel be rendered in limestone.

The canopy at the Bathers Beach end of the Whalers Tunnel will be extended with a stainless steel dome that will be built on spings, so that it can handle eventual rockfall.

I am so delighted this is finally happening. I lost count of how many times I have written about the disgraceful neglect of one of our state’s most significant historic areas and the Roundhouse.

It took a $ 500,000 commitment from Fremantle Council to finally get the State Government off their backsides and pledge to match the money. It is not enough though because to properly preserve Arthur’s Head and the historic former prison nearly $ 2 million is needed.

Roel Loopers

MAJESTIC FREMANTLE PORT

Posted in Uncategorized by freoview on November 2, 2020

I started this Monday with an early photo of Fremantle Port, taken from Victoria Quay and end the day with another very different photo of the port, taken from the Fishing Boat Harbour just before sunset.

Roel Loopers

CLEANING UP BATHERS BEACH

Posted in Uncategorized by freoview on October 3, 2020

Fremantle community volunteers came to Bathers Beach this Saturday morning to clean it up from plastic, cigarette buts, etc. Good on them! Thank you!

Roel Loopers

RESPECTING FREO’S HERITAGE

Posted in Uncategorized by freoview on October 1, 2020

I am a big fan of Freo’s Kidogo Arthouse at Bathers Beach and its owner Joanna Robertson.

Joanna has got such a great positive energy and can do attitude and has organised fantastic events, such as the Fenian Festival, concerts, soirees, art exhibitions, etc. at the lovely old building, but I am disappointed about all the posters on the doors of the heritage listed former Kerosene Store.

Could the City of Fremantle not erect a nice notice board at the southern side of the gallery, where Joanna can promote the events she is organising, or allow Joanna to create one herself and put it in the ground? That would look so much better!

Roel Loopers

SCULPTURE PARTY IN FISHING BOAT HARBOUR

Posted in Uncategorized by freoview on September 27, 2020

It was party time in the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour on Sunday with the Department of Transport celebrating the return of the lovely Bella sculpture by J Shed artist Greg James and the new deck and landscaping around the Bon Scott bronze by the same artist.

Noongar elder Neville Collard conducted the welcome to country and smoking ceremony, while Minister Simone McGurk and Mayor Brad Pettitt took part in the celebrations.

A good crowd turned up to listen to some AC/DC classics and big band music.

Roel Loopers

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SUMMER DAYS AHEAD

Posted in Uncategorized by freoview on September 23, 2020

Be prepared for summer temperatures today and tomorrow. It’s going to be 26C today and 30C tomorrow. Yeah!! I love it hot.

Above the colours of J Shed at Freo’s Bathers Beach and the sign of stone sculptor Jina Lee.

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FREO’S WET AND WINDY SUNDAY

Posted in Uncategorized by freoview on September 20, 2020

Stiff breeze
Rain Pipes for Fremantle

Gusty winds, showers and low temperature is making it a challenging Sunday to be out and about in Fremantle, but I needed the walk and fresh air.

Roel Loopers

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