Freo's View

FREO’S WEST END FROM THE TOWNHALL

Posted in city of fremantle, heritage, historic, photography by freoview on March 22, 2017

Here another photo taken from the top of the Fremantle Townhall from the National Hotel to the Maritime Museum and Indian Ocean.

We live in a very beautiful and unique historic city and we need to protect the character of the West End at all cost while supporting and encouraging excellent development in the East of the CBD.

Roel Loopers

ATWELL BUILDING FROM THE TOWNHALL

Posted in architecture, fremantle by freoview on March 21, 2017

Here another scenic shot taken from the Fremantle Townhall last Friday with the new Atwell Arcade building prominently in the foreground.

Roel Loopers

GREAT FREO SUNRISE TO START LONG WEEKEND

Posted in fremantle, fremantle port, photography by freoview on March 4, 2017

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What a beautiful morning to start the long weekend!

A stunning sunrise with lovely clouds created these photos of Fremantle Port and Point Walter.

Roel Loopers

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FREE FREMANTLE SUNDAY CONCERTS

Posted in community, concerts, fremantle, music by freoview on February 18, 2017

It was just yummy crisp when I got up early this morning and we are in for another a great weekend in Freo.

Just a reminder that Davey Craddock and The Pinnacles will be performing at the  Fremantle Arts Centre free Sunday Music session from 2-4 pm.

Hear stories of sleepy coastlines, chaotic boom towns and the people caught in-between as Davey Craddock & The Spectacles (WA) bring their folk rock, alt-country sounds to FAC.

Cafe, bar and pizza bar are open!

There is also a free 6-9 pm free concert up on the deck of the Maritime Museum, but I have no details on who is playing.

Come enjoy Freo. It’s the best place to be on weekends!

Roel Loopers

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SO HAPPY I LIVE IN FREO!

Posted in aboriginal, fremantle, heritage, history, tourism by freoview on February 13, 2017

One of the things I very much enjoy is showing people around Fremantle and a few of the hidden treasures they might not otherwise discover, so today I spent two hours with the lovely Italian Elisabetta and Matilda.

Matilda lives in Freo and runs the cute fashion boutique and Birkenstock outlet Creato a Mano at Marine Parade and her husband Roberto runs the equally cute Galleria D’Arte West End just a few metres awy, so go and check them out!

Elisabetta though lives in beautiful Rome, so hence the need for a guided tour.

The Roundhouse and Arthur Head had to be the starting point and soon we walked into Bruce from Replants who is setting up a tree installation on Bathers Beach for the Sculpture@Bathers show which starts on the 24th of this month.

The former long jetty and ocean pool and the mortuary and kerosine store were clearly a must and gave me the opportunity to talk about the horrendous Rottnest Island indigenous Quod prison.

From there we wandered into Notre Dame University territory. We had a few sneak peeks inside some of the gorgeous adaptive reuse heritage buildings, the beautiful library and also the stunning Aboriginal art collection of UNDA. I recommend anyone to take a guided tour of the campus on Friday morning which UNDA organises. Contact them to book it!

The flat where FBI boss J Edgar Hoover lived, which is now part of Kerry Hill architects in Mouat Street, is also largely unknown. Kerry Hill by the way designed the new City of Fremantle Civic Centre at Kings Square.

I showed my guests the PS Art Space and studios upstairs, the former Police Station at Victoria Quay and the historic artworks inside B Shed, even the toilets, and wandered around the Maritime Museum under the watchful eyes of a lone Nankeen heron.

The old submarine, the connection to Gallipoli and the migrant wall were a talking point for us that connected Freo to Europe.

From there past the J Shed art studios and back through the Whalers Tunnel for a nice iced coffee at my friends at Chalkys in the former Trams Building.

What is there not to love about Freo. So happy I live here!

Roel Loopers

 

FREE FREMANTLE SUNDAY CONCERTS

Posted in concerts, fremantle, music by freoview on February 12, 2017

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If rain does not stop the show the free Fremantle Arts Centre Sunday Music concert will be on from 2-4 pm again, so come and enjoy Telete and Demon Days

Since bursting onto the local music scene last year, Demon Days (WA) are turning heads with their sultry vocals and neo-soul beats. Catch their delicious blend of hip hop, soul, funk and jazz.

Telete, formerly known as Golden String, will open the show with their trademark dream pop.

From 6-9 there is also a free concert on the deck of the Maritime Museum, so don’t get bored staying at home. Life is too short to be bored!

Roel Loopers

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FREE SUNDAY CONCERTS AT FREO’S BEST LOCATIONS

Posted in concerts, fremantle, music, western australia by freoview on February 5, 2017

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It is going to be a pretty good Sunday before the rain comes back next week, so why not enjoy some free concerts in Fremantle today in some of the best locations in town.

From 2-4 pm Pugsley Buzzard from Victoria will perform at the Fremantle Arts Centre and delight you with his big voice, sassy horns, chunky piano and fascinating song writing. He has performed all over the planet from Berlin to New Orleans.

From 6-9 the Harbour Sunday concert is on at the deck of the Maritime Museum, a great spot to watch the sunset!

Bluegrass Parkway, Stoney Joe and DJ Justin Walshe will entertain you there, so that should make for a great end of a beautiful weekend.

Roel Loopers

FREE SUNSET CONCERTS AT MARITIME MUSEUM

Posted in concert, music by freoview on January 29, 2017

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The first of the FREE Harbour Sundays concerts at the Fremantle Maritime Museum starts today and will go on every Sunday from 6-9 pm until 26 February.

With local live music, DJs and panoramic views over the Indian Ocean, it’s the perfect way to finish your weekend.

Today The Durongs, The Floors and DJ Sarah Tout will provide the entertainment and the bar will be open.

Great views from the upstairs deck over Fremantle Port and the perfect location to watch the sunset.

Roel Loopers

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VERY QUIET IN FREMANTLE PORT

Posted in fremantle, fremantle ports, photography, western australia by freoview on January 25, 2017

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I assume it is seasonal but it is very quiet in Fremantle Port at the moment. There was not a single ship in the harbour this morning.

I haven’t seen a cruise ship for a while either, although we were expecting around 60 of them this summer.

Took this photo of the Leeuwin and Maritime Museum yesterday at sunset.

Roel Loopers

FREMANTLE LONGS SHOTS

Posted in fremantle, photography, tourism by freoview on December 28, 2016

 

I went for a walk around Fremantle this afternoon only armed with a 300mm lens, just to keep my eye in. One can often become a bit lazy with all those zoom lenses around, so to force oneself to have a good look just with the one focal length lens is a good idea.

Here some of the photos I took. Click on the photos to enlarge them.

Roel Loopers

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