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ROAD2RAIL FORUM TO DISCUSS FREO PORT OPTIONS

Posted in fremantle, fremantle ports, photography, road2rail by freoview on April 11, 2015

Sunset and sunrise are the best times to get great photos of Fremantle port, as last night and this morning proved yet again. The working port is a fantastic attraction to visitors and locals alike, but the way containers come and leave the port needs to be addressed and more containers need to be transported by rail.

Today the Fremantle ROAD2RAIL people will hold a forum with experts at 2pm in the meeting room at the City of Fremantle. Enter from the back steps in front of MANY 6160 where they are painting a large mural.

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VICTORIA QUAY FOOD MARKET ON TODAY!

Posted in fremantle, markets by freoview on December 3, 2014

The lovely Fremantle Victoria Quay CARNIVALE Food Markets are on today from 5 to 9 pm with yummy international food stalls from all over the planet. The bar of Tasty@B is meeting the markets, so you can have a nice glass of wine or cold beer. There is live music so put your dancing shoes on!

Bring the kids to keep an eye out for the many dolphins that often come into port and watch the sun set behind the South Mole and Maritime Museum. It is a fantastic sight to see the arriving and leaving of the imposing vehicle carriers, container ships and cruise vessels. The market shifted closer to the harbour’s edge this year, so is now even more attractive and has greater ambience.

There is heaps of parking and easy access from Phillimore and Cliff Street, and only a five minute walk from the railway station, so come and relax and have a good meal and leave the cooking at home till tomorrow.

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WILDLIFE FEAST IN FREMANTLE PORT

Posted in fremantle, fremantle port by freoview on August 4, 2014

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It was a bit of a wildlife feast in Fremantle harbour on yesterday’s glorious Sunday. While dolphins excited the tourists several herons were busy trying to steal fish from the many anglers.

There are 64 recognised species of the lovely water bird, some are called egrets or bitterns. Keep an eye out for them and the dolphins!

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EARLY BIRD CATCHES THE LIGHT

Posted in fremantle by freoview on July 20, 2014

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I love early mornings. There is a stillness about Fremantle that one does not experience at any other time of the day. The crispness of the air, the purity of the light and that sense of quiet, when few cars are on the road and only the early birds are out to get a coffee or go to work.

This Sunday gave me a very special start with stunning light on the old Tram Building in High Street, that now houses Chalkys cafe, and then five dolphins delighted three of my mates and me in the harbour. Could there be a better start to the day?

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PORT ONE OF FREOS’ FAVOURITE SPOTS

Posted in fremantle by freoview on March 11, 2014

The harbour has always been one of my favourite spots in Fremantle. Not a day goes by that I don’t wander around there and have a look at what is going on. I love the constantly-changing appearance of the port, with ships arriving and leaving, Rottnest Express  passengers lining up to get on board, and the dolphins out to get a feed. It’s always busy, but in a very pleasant way, with people fishing from the wharf and others just enjoying the sights. It’s the hive of activity that is missing in other parts of the city.

Roel Loopers

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EXQUISITE GLEN COWANS UNDERWATER PHOTOS

Posted in art, fremantle, photography by freoview on October 25, 2013

My photographer mate Glen Cowans from the GLEN COWANS UNDERWATER GALLERY next to the Fremantle Round House, has returned from a seven week trip shooting, and the new photos he has printed are so exquisite and sublime that I want to share them with you. Of course they look much better as large prints and on the wall, so why not go for a browse and purchase some for your home or office. The gallery is at 9 Captain’s Lane and open every day during the Fremantle Festival.

Roel Loopers

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SUPPORT FREMANTLE’S BATHERS BEACH ARTISTS

Posted in art, fremantle by freoview on October 18, 2013

The Fremantle Bathers Beach Art Precinct at Arthur Head is a little bit isolated in the far west of our city, so make sure to visit the galleries, tell your friends and interstate and overseas visitors about it. They need and deserve our support!

Up at Captain’s Lane the old Pilots Cottages are being transformed into artist’s studios and galleries and the City is investing money to create and Indigenous Cultural Centre there as well. At number 10 a group of artists will share the cottage, while at number 11 MUTIMA ARTHOUSE has already set up shop. They sell a variety of art and goods, so check it out. Mutima also does percussion workshop for all those who like a bit of rhythm. It’s good for the soul and to get rid of bad moods and it’s energetic, so good for your health as well. Try it!

At number 9 Captain’s Lane is the gorgeous GLEN COWANS UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY. Glen’s photo are breathtakingly stunning and they come in all sizes, so they are affordable for even the smallest wallet and purse. Also great for corporate collections and boardrooms! If still photography is not what you want, have a look at the amazing videos by Glen’s wife Lousie Stazzionelli. They are wonderful. They are also a great way to look at sharks close up without having to worry about being bitten, and the playful dolphins are divine!

Glen Cowans will have the exhibition Shadows In The Sea of photos taken at Costa Rica and the Caribbean for the Fremantle Festival, he will also open the gallery seven days a week during that time. Both Glen and Mutima will open on Friday and Saturday evenings for the festival.

At J SHED French artist MAGALI has set up her printmaking workshop and gallery and is the neighbour of sculptors GREG JAMES and JANET NIXON, who are the neighbours of ceramic artist JENNY DAWSON and photographer PETER ZUVELA. Peter does photography workshops. Have a browse, and a chat with the artists and buy some presents. Christmas is only two months away!

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