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SO VERY LUCKY TO LIVE IN FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, community, indian ocean, lifestyle, nature, Uncategorized by freoview on May 3, 2018

 

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The ocean has always been the big leveller in my life. It is the place where everything comes in perspective and where one’s own relevance diminishes in the realisation of the enormity of the universe.

When the body gets invigorated by the cold storm that sprays water in one’s face and when one sees the mighty dramatic sky above the roaring waves, one realises that we are all so different, but so very much the same.

The oceans makes me more aware of our vulnerability and that we all want to be liked, loved and respected and that basically we want to wake up tomorrow and live in peaceful harmony with our fellow human beings and with nature.

Late yesterday afternoon when I took these photos on the South Mole I though how incredibly lucky I am to be living in beautiful Fremantle, a city with a strong, caring and compassionate community and that I live in this amazingly beautiful island country of Australia.

Roel Loopers

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DIAMOND SONGS OF LOVE AND DEATH

Posted in city of fremantle, concert, culture, fremantle arts centre, Uncategorized by freoview on March 25, 2018

 

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WA’s Jacob Diamond has recently emerged as one of the foremost singer songwriters in the west. His alt-folk sound is characterised with huge melodies and incisive lyrics, as he sings bold songs about love and death.

He will be performing at the free courtyard Sunday music session at the Fremantle Arts Centre today from 2-4 pm.

Now hoping the weather will clear up as it is quite dull out there with spots of rain.

Roel Loopers

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BEAUTIFUL BOXING DAY

Posted in christmas, city of fremantle, fremantle ports, Uncategorized by freoview on December 26, 2017

 

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There is something invigorating for me to watch the buzz at the B Shed Rottnest Island ferry terminal in Fremantle port early in the morning.

People are excited and the cafe is pumping out hundreds of cups of good coffee, while commercial ships enter or leave the port.

It was kind off reassuring to see that I am not the only one who has aged in the last eight years, but that my former Sri Lankan lover Indira’s stunningly beautiful face now also has a few wrinkles. She was on her way to Rotto.

(We oldies keep telling everyone it’s the youthful attitude that counts, not the years we have been battling to survive on this planet. ; >)

The cafes and shops are open, the beaches clean and the weather a pleasant 27 degrees, so enjoy Freo today and support our local traders!!

….. and for the couch potatoes and sports fanatics there is the Boxing Day cricket test match and the Sydney to Hobart sailing spectacle on TV. I love those traditions.

 

Roel Loopers

 

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WEDDINGS AND TRAINS NOT A GOOD MARRIAGE

Posted in city of fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on November 28, 2017

 

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The West Australian reports today that the WA Public Transport Authority has warned wedding photographers that it is illegal and dangerous to take photos of married couple on railway tracks.

In Fremantle we see this happen many times during the week at the railway crossing in front of the Roundhouse,  and also where wedding parties and tourists stand in the centre of the road in High Street to have their photos taken with the gorgeous heritage buildings in the background.

In the world’s biggest nanny state one should also be aware that it is dangerous for married couple to get their photos taken with their feet in the Indian Ocean because of great white sharks, rips, surfers, etc.

Taking photos in WA at daytime could also result in sun burn and melanoma and the bloody flies are a nuisance as well.

It is dangerous to follow the directions of those  irresponsible wedding photographers and jump in the air or off things, because one could sprain an ankle or do other damage. It is a bloody dangerous world out there!

And having your photos taken while you are totally pissed ain’t a good look either. Just saying. ; >)

The safest location for wedding photos is to just stay at home, because once we leave that safe heaven harm could come to us. Be aware!

 

Roel Loopers

 

FREE PHOTOGRAPHY FOR FIRST FREO GAY WEDDING

Posted in city of fremantle, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on November 16, 2017

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YES! WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY SPECIAL

The first Fremantle gay or lesbian couple who gets married, once marriage equality has been legislated in parliament, I’ll do your wedding photography for free!

My mate Saff Ali has offered to be the second shooter, so you’ll get two professional photographers capturing that very special day for free.

Saff is the one with the model looks, so at least you’ll have one good-looking shooter at your wedding.

It’s an unconditional offer, so no need to read the fine print.

When it happens email me, so we can have a chat: roel.loopers@iinet.net.au

 

Roel Loopers

FREO VOTES YES FOR MARRIAGE EQUALITY!

Posted in city of fremantle, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on November 15, 2017

 

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Australia voted YES! for marriage equality, and in my opinion it is well overdue and Federal Government should implement it as soon as possible.

The City of Fremantle posted following media release which I want to share with Freo’s View readers and also the fun photo they took of Councillors Jenny Archibald, Bryn Jones, Jeff McDonald, Mayor Brad Pettitt, Hannah Fitzhardinge, Ingrid Waltham and Rachel Pemberton and her dog:

The City of Fremantle has welcomed the resounding support for marriage equality in the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics announced the results of the survey earlier today, with 61.6 per cent of the 12.7 million respondents voting in favour of marriage equality.

In Fremantle, 70.1 per cent of people voted yes.

Fremantle mayor Brad Pettitt said the result was a win for equality in Australia.

“Fremantle is a progressive, culturally-diverse and inclusive society and it’s the duty of the council to represent and uphold the values of the community,” Mayor Pettitt said.

“That’s why we campaigned in favour of marriage equality and why we welcome today’s result.”

In April this year the Fremantle City Council unanimously adopted a proclamation in support of marriage equality and resolved to write to all Federal MPs and political parties urging them to allow a conscience vote on the issue.

Councillor Jeff McDonald, who moved the council’s marriage equality proclamation, said the federal Parliament must now move quickly to amend the Marriage Act.

“Whilst the divisive and damaging plebiscite may be over, the issue of marriage equality is not yet resolved,” Cr McDonald said.

“The federal government needs to act fairly, with consideration and compassion, and legislate civil marriage for same sex couples in a prompt manner.”

 

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THE FREMANTLE WEDDING WALK IS ON!

Posted in city of fremantle, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on October 9, 2017

 

The inaugural FREMANTLE WEDDING WALK is on this Thursday October 12, so anyone who is planning a wedding should go and check it out.

By the time you have decided on a venue and all the details, we might even have marriage equality is Australia.

Full details at bit.ly/2fgUck2.

Participants are:

Bathers Beach
Char Char Restaurant + Bar
Kidogo Arthouse Fremantle
Western Australian Museum
Little Creatures Brewing
Moore & Moore Cafe
Quest Fremantle
Hougoumont Hotel
Be. Fremantle
The National Hotel
Blue HQ Marinas
Esplanade Hotel Fremantle – by Rydges
The Monk Brewery & Kitchen
Botanica Naturalis
The Pretty Parlour
KAREN WILLIS HOLMES
Suited For Him
Lime Flowers of East Fremantle

 

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MARRIAGE EQUALITY IN THE LETTER BOX

Posted in family, fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on September 13, 2017

 

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I just received my Marriage Equality ballot paper in the letterbox, so make sure to tick the YES box and put it in the mail fast.

I vote YES because I believe everyone should have the right to make an official commitment to love.

 

Roel Loopers

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GREAT COMMUNITY SATURDAY IN FREO

Posted in city of fremantle, community, schools, Uncategorized by freoview on September 9, 2017

 

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It’s a great Saturday to connect with the community today!

Start by going to the 50th anniversary celebrations at the South Fremantle Senior High School from 10am to 3 pm.

Go over, before midday, to IGA at Simms Road in Hamilton Hill to lend a hand painting a 43 metre mural.

And at 1 pm the Marriage Equality concert starts at Pioneer Park, opposite the Freo train station.

Connect! Support! Feel embraced by your community!

 

Roel Loopers

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FREO MARRIAGE EQUALITY CONCERT

Posted in city of fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on September 7, 2017

 

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There is a second MARRIAGE EQUALITY YES! rally and concert in Fremantle this Saturday, September 9 at 1 pm.

It will be at Pioneer Park, opposite the Fremantle Railway Station, and not as previously promoted at Kings Square!

There is a good line-up of musicians, as the poster above shows, so come and support it!

 

Roel Loopers

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