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MOODY MARITIME MUSEUM

Posted in city of fremantle, Uncategorized, weather by freoview on February 26, 2020

 

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I drove onto the South Mole to get some nice fresh sea air before going to the Council meeting in North Fremantle, and the light was amazing at 5pm, as this photo shows.

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CREATIVE DAY AT FREMANTLE PORT

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle ports, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on February 17, 2020

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The Paint the Port day is on March 14 where people are asked to submit photos and paintings of Fremantle Port, so I wanted to show some different perspectives of the port, and hope to encourage people not to shoot the obvious.

While wandering around Freo for three hours on Sunday afternoon I took these photos on Victoria Quay. The reflections were taking in the revolving door of the Maritime Museum

For more information go to http://www.fremantleports.com.au/news/paint-the-port

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PAINT THE PORT WITH YOUR CAMERA

Posted in art, city of fremantle, fremantle ports, maritime, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on February 13, 2020

 

Paint the Port

 

Paint the Port on March 14 is a great event for everyone who likes to take photos, and the colour does not matter. You can paint the port red, yellow, blue or green, or all of the above, as long as you come up with a creative image.

Think about different locations and angles for your photos, take them very early in the morning, late in the afternoon, or at night, and make sure to investigate angles at Roushead and the North Mole for different perspectives of our working port. The sunrise shots taken from the South Mole can also be fantastic.

There is also an art competition, so start painting, make collages, drawings, etc.

You can enter your photos and artworks well before March 14, but also on the day, as there are different prizes.

Check out all the details: http://www.fremantleports.com.au/news/paint-the-port

And the good news is that I’ll be judging the photo comp, so absolutely everyone I know will win a prize, and that is half of Freo. ; >) Only joking. May the best woman/man/boy/girl win! Good luck. Dare to be different!

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HARBOUR SUNDAYS GREAT SETTING

Posted in city of fremantle, concerts, culture, fremantle port, Uncategorized by freoview on February 10, 2020

 

 

Here some arty impressions from the Harbour Sundays concert on the deck of the Fremantle Maritime Museum.

The band of very young musicians was excellent, but it would have been even better if they had turned the sound down a bit, as the deck is not that large and there is no real need to turn it up as high as they did.

It is a very popular session and a real delight to watch the port activities and sunset from there.

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FOOD TRUCK SUNDAYS ON VICTORIA QUAY

Posted in city of fremantle, food, fremantle ports, Uncategorized, victoria quay by freoview on February 4, 2020

 

Sunday food trucks at VQ

 

My apologies for not posting anything today, but there are two reasons for it. There is not much to report and I am struggling with a stomach virus and in bed today. I haven’t even read the newspaper yet. ; > (

Anyhow, something new will be happening on Victoria Qua for the next three Sundays in February. Food Truck Sundays is on from4-8pm, so go check it out, enjoy the port activities and the sunset!

Roel Loopers

 

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ENJOY CHRISTMAS AT FREMANTLE PORT

Posted in children, christmas, city of fremantle, fremantle ports, Uncategorized by freoview on December 6, 2019

 

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It is a stinker of a Friday, not only very hot but also humid, but tomorrow will be much cooler and a good day to be out at Fremantle Port for the Victoria Quay CHRISTMAS CARNIVAL

Free rides for the kids, giant bubbles, lots of things to do, the Wasamba drummers and roving performers, and food stalls.

It is a free event on from 3-9pm.

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PHOTOS OF FREO’S MARITIME DAY

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle ports, maritime, Uncategorized by freoview on November 2, 2019

 

 

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After an early heavy shower the sun came out just in time for the popular Fremantle Ports Maritime Day, so here a slide show of the photos I took of it.

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MARITIME DAY AT FREMANTLE PORT TODAY

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle ports, maritime, navy, Uncategorized by freoview on November 2, 2019

Nov 2. Maritime Day

 

The annual Fremantle Ports MARITIME DAY is on Victoria Quay from 10am till 4pm today so go and enjoy the Navy band, the Sheean submarine, boat rides , stalls, big container trucks, the container exhibitions, etc.

It is a fun day and a good way to express our support for the working Fremantle Port. See you there!

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CONTAINER SHOW FOR FREMANTLE BIENNALE

Posted in art, city of fremantle, culture, festival, fremantle ports, maritime, Uncategorized by freoview on October 29, 2019

 

 

 

The exhibition ‘Container – the Box that Changed the World’ opens this Saturday. It’s one of many Fremantle Biennale 2019 events. It is free and will be a highlight on Victoria Quay from November 2019 to March 2020

The exhibit is housed in six highly-modified and colourful shipping containers and attracted more than 70,000 people when it was operating at Sydney’s Darling Harbour recently.

It’s a  free travelling exhibition about shipping containers and their massive contribution in today’s society. The interactive, solar-powered, exhibition is housed in six colourful and modified sea containers, with each container telling the story of a different aspect of how sea containers are used and their impact on our lives. You can walk into the containers and read all about how these steel boxes impact our lives.

It relates the history of stevedoring and the emergence of containerisation, how containers move around the world, their environmental aspects, and how they impact people’s lives every day at home or in the workplace.

The exhibition was created by the Australian National Maritime Museum. The six containers will be spread, breadcrumb-style, between the WA Maritime Museum and B Shed.

Principal sponsors of the exhibition are Fremantle Ports, the WA Maritime Museum and the Freight and Logistics Council of WA. Major sponsors are Qube and Intermodal Group, with support from the City of Fremantle.

Neil Stanbury the manager External Affairs at Fremantle Port said: “It’s terrific to be able to present such a great exhibition, right on the harbour, in the 50th year since the international container trade started in Australia, right here in Fremantle.”

“We are, by a number of measures, the most efficient container port in Australia, with the fastest crane rate, best truck turnaround time and we put a higher percentage of containers on rail than anyone else, so Fremantle Ports prides itself on its container operations and this exhibition tells a whole other side to the container industry that the public don’t see, or often think about. We think it’s going to be a big hit with the public this summer.”

“Fremantle Ports’ goal is to enliven Victoria Quay and the Container exhibition is going to be one of our summer lynch-pins in that.”

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MARITIME DAY AT FREMANTLE PORT ON SATURDAY

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle ports, maritime, Uncategorized by freoview on October 28, 2019

 

Nov 2. Maritime Day

 

The annual Fremantle Ports MARITIME DAY is on again this Saturday November 2  from 10am to 4pm, so make sure to head out to Victoria Quay.

There will be harbour rides, marching bands, a Royal Navy submarine and lots of other things to see, enjoy and do.

Entry to the Maritime Museum will only be a gold coin donation on the day so that is well worth a visit.

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