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WRITERS BLOCK SONGS AT CLANCY’S THIS EVE

Posted in city of fremantle, hospitality, music, Uncategorized by freoview on August 10, 2017

 

Writers Block

 

The fire is on, the food is great, and the mulled wine is not to be missed at Clancy’s Fremantle.

This evening they have got the WRITERS BLOCK evening of songs on, and the theme is money.

No entry fee to listen to Steve Parkin, Animah Hughes, Matt Cal, Tim Gallagher, Anita Downes and David Hyam.

Make it a night out with friends or family! It starts at 7.30pm.

 

Roel Loopers

HEY PAULINE. FISH&CHIPS IS HALAL!

Posted in city of fremantle, fishing boat harbour, food, islam, Uncategorized by freoview on August 1, 2017

 

 

Fish&Chips is not only multicultural but it is also multi-faith, as these delightful students of a Perth Islamic college showed at Kailis in the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour today.

They’re just normal kids in school uniform enjoying one of the delights all kids love to eat.

If only Pauline Hanson had realised she was selling halal food when she had her Fish&Chips shop.

 

Roel Loopers

TOO MANY SIGNS ARE VISUAL POLLUTION

Posted in accidents, city of fremantle, fishing boat harbour, Uncategorized by freoview on July 12, 2017

 

 

We just love our signs in Western Australia. It will just be a matter of time until the government will demand we put a sign at the exit to our homes that warns that we might get run over by a roadtrain, trip over pavement, get sun burnt, or that a tiger might escape from Perth zoo. Don’t leave home. It’s bloody dangerous out there!

So now we know that there is no lifeguard on duty at the Fishing Boat Harbour, and just in case of diving after one’s fish&chips that was blown into the drink by the Fremantle Doctor, there also have been a buoy installed.

WA is so over-regulated that it baffles overseas tourists and the visual pollution is getting worse by the day.

Roel Loopers

BEAUTIFUL BATHERS BEACH LOVED

Posted in bathers beach, fremantle, indian ocean by freoview on April 3, 2017

 

 

Fremantle’s Bathers Beach is more and more becoming a leisure destination for locals and tourists and it showed on Sunday afternoon when many were basking in the gorgeous warm golden glow of the setting sun.

Work is also well under way at the new piazza in the Fishing Boat Harbour that no doubt will become another attraction.

I am very confident that Freo is turning it all around and that we’ll have an invigorated and vibrant city in the very near future!

Roel Loopers

FISHING BOAT HARBOUR PIAZZA UPDATE

Posted in fremantle, tourism, western australia by freoview on February 15, 2017

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The new piazza at the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour is very slowly taking shape. The progress of it has been slow and frustrating but the outcome should be good for Fremantle and tourism.

Roel Loopers

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SLOW PROGRESS AT FISHING BOAT HARBOUR

Posted in food, fremantle, tourism by freoview on November 14, 2016

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I suppose it’s short pain for long-term pain but the boardwalk works by Marine&Harbours at the Fishing Boat Harbour are processing very slowly.

Stage 1 is due for completion by December this year and Stage 2 by June next year, but it’s not a good look and must negatively affect the traders as people can’t walk from Kailis to Cicerello’s and Joe’s.

Roel Loopers

NEW PIAZZA AT FISHING BOAT HARBOUR

Posted in fremantle, hospitality, tourism by freoview on October 8, 2016

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Fremantle is getting another new Piazza at the Fishing Boat Harbour where the boardwalk is being extended at the carpark between Char Char Bull and Kailis.

I don’t know if this will mean the loss of many parking bays in the very popular area, or if they can all be retained.

Hopefully the work on the boardwalk will all be ready by summmer as it has been going on for a while now.

Roel Loopers

and can someone please kill the signwriter: Carparked closed. WTF does that mean?

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ARTY FREO RAIN PHOTO

Posted in fremantle, photography, rain, weather, western australia by freoview on September 22, 2016

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The rain and cold returned to Fremantle today after a gorgeous warm day yesterday, so I am not very happy. I am longing for summer, heat and sunshine!

I took this arty photo from upstairs Cicerello’s this morning at the launch of the new Freo Segway tours.

Roel Loopers

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FISH&CHIPS TRADERS OWN AUSTRALIA DAY FIREWORKS

Posted in city of fremantle, fireworks, local government, western australia by freoview on August 31, 2016

The application by the Fremantle Harbour Traders Community to put on their own fireworks on Australia Day will be a big dilemma for the City of Fremantle. On one hand the City will want to accommodate and appease the irate traders in the port city, but on the other hand they can’t claim to have stopped the City’s fireworks for culturally sensitive reasons and then let business people do it anyway. That would be hypocritical.

There is no doubt that the Fishing Boat Harbour traders are the ones who get the most business out of the Australia Day fireworks. It is most likely their busiest day of the year and bring in tens of thousands of dollars when thousands of people sit at Bathers Beach and the Esplanade, many consuming take away fish and chips and others sitting in one of the alfresco areas of the restaurants and the harbour.

The push is on and Fremantle Councillors will have to make a very difficult and challenging decision.

I believe the whole issue has been very badly and naively handled by the City of Fremantle which should engage external Public Relation consultants to spread these kind of controversial messages to the community. To make it an Aboriginal issue was always going to be highly divisive with a negative backlash.

Had the City come out and said they want to celebrate Australia Day in a different form than other councils and spread it over 2-3 days while stopping the fireworks it could have been a more palatable message. It could also have considered putting on alternative fireworks on the last Sunday of the Fremantle Festival, or team up with the Blessing of the Fleet and make that traditional fireworks bigger and better and promote it more.

It’s a real shame that such a fantastic city as Fremantle has so many controversies and so much negativity.

Roel Loopers

FREMANTLE PACKED WITH PEOPLE

Posted in festivals, fremantle by freoview on March 26, 2016

 

Delighted to hear and smell good rain in Fremantle, but a shame it might affect the always fantastic Street Arts Festival as there are a lot of people from the country in Fremantle for the Easter holiday.

The Fishing Boat Harbour was packed on Good Friday with not only Christians eating yummy fish.

Rain or shine I’ll go to see the street performers every day because I love to be part of the fun.

Roel Loopers

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