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SOUTH FREMANTLE RAINBOW

Posted in city of fremantle, rain, Uncategorized, weather, winter by freoview on July 7, 2020

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The view from my balcony at 4.45pm today toward South Fremantle, with part of the hospital on the left.

Roel Loopers

DOG’S BREAKFAST FREO STYLE

Posted in city of fremantle, dogs, pet, Uncategorized by freoview on June 20, 2020

 

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A dog’s breakfast Fremantle style in Wray Avenue this morning with a well pampered pooch.

Roel Loopers

ZINONGO FOR COLOURFUL BATHROOMS

Posted in art, city of fremantle, home, lifestyle, living, Uncategorized by freoview on June 5, 2020

 

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Tired of your boring white bathroom basin, or in the process of renovating or building a new house?

Go check out the gorgeous colourful basins at the Zinongo Gallery on Lefroy Road in Beaconsfield and meet the charming potter Njalikwa Zongwe.

Njalikwa creates many more things than basins, so go and have a browse this weekend!

Roel Loopers

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BUILDING FREMANTLE’S FUTURE

 

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Although it sometimes feels as if life is standing still because of Covid-19 there is still development going on in the Fremantle CBD.

I took this photo of the tavern and boutique hotel development between the Warders Cottages and the Fremantle Markets. Less than 200 metres from there the National Hotel will develop the former police and justice complex into a hospitality venue.

Just north of that the Walyalup Civic Centre development at Kings Square is in the finishing stages, and a bit further north from there the former Spotlight building at Adelaide Street is almost demolished and the Yolk Property group tells me they will get into construction of the eight-storey residential Little Lane development soon after that.

Life is never perfect and often a huge challenge, but we are very lucky to live in beautiful Freo!

Roel Loopers

THIS ALSO IS FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, lifestyle, living, Uncategorized by freoview on May 11, 2020

 

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Three photos I took on Sunday in Fremantle. The surfboard on a balcony in a new residential apartment block tells its own story, as does the little takeaway coffee window in Silver Street.

I also like the door at the Gateway B&B on the corner of Wray Avenue.

Roel Loopers

ISOLATING BEHIND BEAUTY

Posted in architecture, city of fremantle, city planning, development, lifestyle, living, Uncategorized by freoview on March 25, 2020

 

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Life goes on, and must go on, so a photo of the very nice balcony shutters at the brand-new The Social apartments in Freo’s Henry Street, where the Workers Club used to be.

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LITTLE LANE A BIG IMPROVEMENT

Posted in architecture, city of fremantle, city planning, development, Uncategorized by freoview on March 24, 2020

 

 

The LITTLE LANE development by the Yolk property group in Adelaide Street is reaching its next stage with the external demolition of the former Spotlight building starting today.

The eight-storey residential building will have a food court at ground level in the Westgate Mall, and it will make a huge positive difference to that run down part of Fremantle.

On Wednesday Fremantle Council will decide on the development application by Silverleaf Investments for a hotel at the Woolstores shopping centre site, which will need JDAP approval.

Good things are still happening in Fremantle, we’ll just have to get past that bloody Covid-19 pandemic period and all together rebuilt Fremantle’s hospitality industry and all those affected by the restrictions the virus has enforced upon us.

Stay well!

 

Roel Loopers

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VERY MODERN FREO LIVING

Posted in architecture, city of fremantle, development, lifestyle, living, Uncategorized by freoview on March 12, 2020

 

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I noticed this nice little residential development in progress on Wray Avenue, designed by Freo architect Ben Braham.

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DISABLED FRIENDLY LITTLE LANE DEVELOPMENT

 

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I am delighted to hear that the Little Lane residential development on the former Fremantle Spotlight site in Adelaide Street will have ten apartments for people with a disability.

Not for profit organisation Summer Housing intends to have 300 rental units for people with a disability by 2020 in Fremantle, Subiaco and Joondalup, and Little Lane is one of them.

Summer Housing buys 11 apartments in luxury residential buildings, and modifies only one bedroom in each unit to suit disabled people. One apartment is for a support worker to live on site to assist the disabled people in the 10 apartments. Brilliant!

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DADAA ANTI-GENTRIFICATION ARTWORK

Posted in art, city of fremantle, development, Uncategorized by freoview on February 20, 2020

 

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This Object of Anti-Gentrification artwork by Fremantle DADAA artist Tanya Lee is in Queen Victoria Street, located between two multi-storey residential buildings.

One goes into the bunker to look out and up at the buildings through looking glasses.

The artwork is part of the No Fixed Address project where DADAA artists worked together with people from St Pat’s.

Go and have a look!

Roel Loopers

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