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FUN FREO DRAGONBOATS FESTIVAL

Posted in city of fremantle, festival, fishing boat harbour, sport, Uncategorized by freoview on May 5, 2019

 

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Hundreds of people came out early on Sunday to watch the dragon boats regatta, which was part of the all day Fremantle Dragonboats Festival in the Fishing Boat Harbour.

It was fun to watch.

Roel Loopers

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FREMANTLE DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL ON SUNDAY

Posted in city of fremantle, community, festival, fishing boat harbour, Uncategorized by freoview on April 30, 2019

 

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The inaugural Fremantle Dragon Boat Festival will be held this coming Sunday May 5 in the Fishing Boat Harbour.  The free event will be on from 10am to 3pm.

The exciting racing will be presented in an atmosphere of pageantry and colour, music and Chinese culture.

Spectacle Dragon boat festivals are loud, colorful, and rich in tradition. The awakening of the dragon ceremony is over 2000 years old and gives the festival participant a snapshot of another culture. The beating of the boat drums, the clash of gongs, and the cheers of the spectators will provide a high octane energy throughout the festival venue!

The dragon boat has been a significant part of Chinese culture and today there are more than 50 million paddlers in China, and has become an international sporting attraction.

Taoist monks will perform the blessing of the waters and a unique eye dotting ceremony – dabbing red paint onto the eyes of each boat’s figurehead, which is said to awaken the dragons.

Come and revel in the festivities which will commence at 10am with a dragon boat regatta, onto sprint racing and the crowning of the winning team!

Roel Loopers

 

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A SHORT WALK THROUGH FREMANTLE

 

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Here a few photos I took on a short walk through Fremantle on Sunday. I love this city!

Roel Loopers

 

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ANOTHER ONE BITES THE FREO DUST

Posted in city of fremantle, fishing boat harbour, food, hospitality, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on March 26, 2019

 

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It appears that the Han’s restaurant in the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour will be closing soon with new For Lease signs put up at the building.

I hardly ever saw people in the restaurant while Cicerello’s, Kailis and the Bathers Beach House were packed full.

The premises of the former Mussel Bar in the FBH are still vacant as well, so hopefully those spaces can be filled with new operators soon.

Roel Loopers

 

ABOUT FREO, FOG AND FUTURE

 

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I can’t believe how humid it has been in Fremantle lately. It is almost like a fog in the port, and not the dry heat we are used to.

Not much to report today, so I had a wander around and took these two photos this morning of the old and new at Kings Square and a soft shot of the always photogenic Fishing Boat Harbour.

Roel Loopers

SUNDAY CHRISTMAS FUN AT FISHING BOAT HARBOUR

 

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The Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour traders are putting a special Christmas show on this Sunday and the next two, so go and have a look!

There will be art, a Christmas market, an artist performing in a sphere that is floating on the water, and more.

It is all on from 12 midday.

Roel Loopers

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CHRISTMAS AT FREO’S ARTHUR’S HEAD

 

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If you are coming into Fremantle on Sunday don’t forget that the Fishing Boat Harbour traders are putting up a special Christmas event for the next three weeks from midday on.

Performances, live music, a market, kids activities, etc.

Also on Sunday is the J Shed Open Day, just a three-minute walk from the Fishing Boat Harbour, so pop into the studios there, and while there walk up the steps to view the amazing underwater photos at the Glen Cowans photo gallery next to the Roundhouse.

Roel Loopers

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AMBIENCE KILLER AT THE HELM

Posted in bar, brewery, city of fremantle, fishing boat harbour, food, hospitality, tavern, Uncategorized by freoview on November 24, 2018

 

NEXT DOOR at Little Creatures in Fremantle’s Fishing Boat Harbour is no more and what a loss it is!

I just had a look at the HELM which replaces Next Door and the place has totally lost its character, ambience and personality.

Gone are the cosy armchairs and couches to be replaced by little white table separated by white lattices. It’s light, but void of character.

Next Door was one of my favourite places to meet up with friends, but the Helm is not my cup of tea as it is too formal. What a shame!

Roel Loopers

 

EVEN BETTER FREMANTLE LITTLE CREATURES

Posted in bar, city of fremantle, food, hospitality, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on September 15, 2018

 

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One of Fremantle’s most favourite watering holes Little Creatures is making changes to the Next Door venue.

The upstairs venue is being made into a bar, a restaurant that will serve local produce, and there will also be the Huxtaburger burger bar.

The deck upstairs is a great place to look at the Fishing Boat Harbour and enjoy sunsets, but the upstairs venue is closed for a few weeks until the refurbishment and changes are complete. Stay tuned!

Roel Loopers

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GORGEOUS FREMANTLE SPRING DAY

Posted in bathers beach, cafe, city of fremantle, Uncategorized, weather by freoview on August 26, 2018

 

 

It was real spring weather in beautiful Fremantle today, so here a few photos I shot on the hop. I am not known as Kangaroel for no reason. ; >)

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