Freo's View

BATTLING THE FLAG ON SS LEEUWIN

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle ports, maritime, sailing, Uncategorized by freoview on January 27, 2018

 

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Fremantle Port is one of my favourite destinations in Fremantle. I visit it every day.

I love the always changing port with Rottnest ferries coming and going, the arrival and departure of container and massive RoRo ships, and the the great sight of majestic cruise liners.

Especially on weekends hundreds of small pleasure crafts create a buzz of excitement on their way out to the Indian Ocean in the early morning.

Yesterday this young man was struggling high up the mast with the WA flag on the Sailing Ship Leeuwin and that made for an interesting photo.

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FOOD TRUCK UNDER THE FREO BRIDGE TONIGHT

Posted in city of fremantle, food, Uncategorized by freoview on January 8, 2018

 

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The silly season is over until we celebrate ONE DAY on January 28 for the long weekend Australia Day, so the UNDER THE BRIDGE FOOD TRUCKS are back from 5 pm on today at the East Street Jetty in Fremantle, and every Monday of the summer season.

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MOODY FREO WEATHER PHOTOS

Posted in city of fremantle, photography, Uncategorized, weather by freoview on December 18, 2017

 

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The weather was not anywhere as severe last night as BOM had predicted, but I took these two moody photos around 6 pm from the top of an East Fremantle hill ovelooking Fremantle port.

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ROTTNEST FERRY COMPETITION

Posted in city of fremantle, rottnest island, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on December 12, 2017

 

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Having early morning coffee at the B Shed ferry terminal on Fremantle’s Victoria Quay is like being on holiday.

There is a real buzz around when people arrive on foot or on their bike and queue up to get on board one of the ferries to Rottnest Island.

It will be interesting to observe how long it will take new operator Sealink to grab a good share of the ferry market, because the Rottnest Express brand is clearly very strong.

I have on several occasions observed that the early Sealink ferry departs with only a handful of passengers, while the Rottnest Express one half an hour later gets many more people on board.

I hear that prices for the trip to Rotto have come down considerably and that Rottnest Express is now departing hourly from Freo in the mornings.

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NEW VICTORIA QUAY CAFE?

Posted in cafe, city of fremantle, fremantle ports, Uncategorized by freoview on December 12, 2017

 

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It looks like Victoria Quay in Fremantle Port will be getting a new cafe or bar.

I noticed the construction of these two adapted sea containers east of the E Shed Markets.

It is the same location where Don Tapa had a pop up a few years ago until they moved to The Mantle on Beach Street.

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HUGE CRUISE SHIP VISITS FREMANTLE TODAY

Posted in city of fremantle, cruiseship, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on November 29, 2017

 

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FREO’S VIEW readers can’t question the dedication of this decrepit old blogger. Who else would get up at 5.30am to photograph the arrival in Fremantle of a cruiseliner on this very chilly early morning.

The Ovation of the Seas, the world’s fifth largest cruise ship,  passed between the North and South moles of Fremantle Port at 6.45am this morning, carrying some 4,000 passengers. She will be leaving at 5pm this afternoon.

The cruise ship industry is worth millions of dollars to the Fremantle economy each year, so say G’Day when you see our visitors on the streets of Freo today.

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SUNSET FOOD UNDER FREO BRIDGE

Posted in city of fremantle, food, Uncategorized by freoview on October 31, 2017

 

 

The Monday night UNDER THE BRIDGE FREO FOOD TRUCKS at the Fremantle East Street jetty is becoming very popular with locals.

It is a very Freo setting at the Swan river with the sun setting behind the port, while eating delicious food in a relaxing environment.

Food from Flying Fallafels, Eat No Evil, and others, music, fresh air and views of the Rainbow artwork.

It is on every Monday during the summer months from 5pm till about 8.30, so go and check it out next week!

 

Roel Loopers

 

FREO HIGH TIDE FESTIVAL AT NIGHT

Posted in art, city of fremantle, culture, fremantle festival, Uncategorized by freoview on October 30, 2017

 

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I went and had a look at the evening art of the High Tide biennale of the Fremantle Festival, although there was an ice-cold wind blowing last night.

The Ships in the Night projections by Jo Darbyshire on the Fremantle Port building, and the Uprising blue smoke by Tom Muleller inside the Roundhouse.

Felice Varini’s Arcs D’Ellipses looks different at night and the beautiful festival hub by Harris Architects looks wonderful.

 

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SEARCH FOR MISSING 88-YEAR-OLD EAST FREO MAN

Posted in city of fremantle, people, police, Uncategorized by freoview on October 18, 2017

 

The underpass at Peter Hughes Drive into Fremantle Port looked like a crime scene this morning, with a lot of police, SES and Fremantle City safety officers there, but it turned out they are looking for missing 88-year-old East Fremantle man Franco Robello.

Robello has white has white hair and a white beard, so should you see him around please contact police.

 

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FREMANTLE THE ARTY CITY

Posted in art, city of fremantle, fremantle festival, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on October 10, 2017

 

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Raindrops on a table at the Fremantle Lapa restaurants in High Street created a nice arty photo for me this morning.

The blue reminded me of my first solo exhibition at the Delaney Galleries in Perth in 1990. The show was all about the magnificent WA sky with man-made objects in it. I took the show to Germany in 1991 at the Keresztes Gallery in Nuremberg, where it sold out.

This year’s Fremantle Festival will revisit an idea I had in 2004 where I projected photos on the Fremantle Port building as part of FotoFreo.

Artist Jo Darbyshire’s projection show Ships in the Night is part of the Freo festival this year and she will project the names of the ships that visited, she recorded for a year.

 

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