Freo's View

FREMANTLE PORTS NEGLECT HERITAGE

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle ports, harbour, heritage, Uncategorized by freoview on July 13, 2017

 

 

Fremantle Ports is badly neglecting the old A Shed on Victoria Quay and that is not acceptable.

The shed is the one closest to the very popular Maritime Museum and should be looked after, so that we don’t have another case of demolition by neglect.

Last year Fremantle Ports demolished the old crane next to the E Shed Markets because it was in such a bad condition, for which they were responsible.

B Shed is maintained better because it has the Rottnest ferry terminal and events are held there, but one has to wonder what the condition of C and D Sheds are when one looks at the awful state of A Shed.

Roel Loopers

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TWICE THE FREO BEAUTY

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle ports, maritime, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on July 8, 2017

 

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Another brilliant weekend in Fremantle after a week of heavy rain.

I took these photos of the Maritime Museum at midday today.

How can one not love Freo hey!!!

Roel Loopers

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THE END OF A WET FREO WEEK

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle ports, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on July 7, 2017

 

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I was sitting in my car on the Fremantle South Mole this morning reading the Fremantle Herald when a heavy shower drenched the area.

Any excuse to take photos will do for me, so here it is.

Roel Loopers

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WINTER FINALLY ARIVING IN FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, photography, Uncategorized, winter by freoview on July 1, 2017

 

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It looks like winter will be arriving in Fremantle a month late this year, with BOM stating it was the hottest June in history after the coldest summer.

I took this photo of the very dark big clouds over the Maritime Museum at 6.45 am this Saturday morning, on my way to coffee at the Moore&Moore cafe.

It was taken at a ridiculously high 6400 ISO because I never travel with a tripod, so needed to do a hand-held shot in quite strong wind.

You’ll get the message. I am trying to find an excuse for the low quality of the image because I am a lazy shooter. ; >)

Roel Loopers

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FUN WITH FREO PHOTO GROUP

Posted in city of fremantle, community, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on June 26, 2017

 

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I had a lovely Sunday afternoon with the Fremantle Community Photography Group which shares photos on Facebook.

The committee of the group thought that the members would appreciate some tips so photographer Saf Ali and I went along to share our love of photography and talked about composition, photography as story telling, understanding light, and how different lenses and camera settings impact on a photo.

Photography was my profession for 50 years and has been my hobby all my life as there is something very special and rewarding about trying to find beauty in the ordinary of our daily life.

I am always aware that I am recording history when taking photos. For me walking the streets to hunt for images is like walking meditation as I am very in the moment, and the brain does not wander off to the past, the future, or negativity.

Everyone can become a good photographer because it is all about awareness and we can all see light and shadows, so give it a try!

Here a few photos I took while being with the group.

Roel Loopers

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STUNNING FREMANTLE PORT SUNRISE

Posted in fremantle, fremantle port, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on June 10, 2017

 

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The sunrises and sunsets are often spectacular this time of the year and that was the case again early this invigoratingly chilly morning at Fremantle Port.

A nice hot coffee at the Moore&Moore cafe with my good mate Henty warmed me up again.

Sad to hear the lovely Sarah will also be leaving one of my favourite cafes, as are Anna, Hannah and Ashlie, so a lot of personnel changes there. Not happy! ; >)

Roel Loopers

VINTAGE BIKES AND HOT RODS

Posted in bikes, festival, fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on May 27, 2017

 

 

Good-looking vintage bikes and hot rods are on display at the Maritime Museum as part of the Fremantle Heritage Festival.

Arthur Grady Day is always very popular and the weather is perfect so head out to Victoria Quay soon as it is only on for a few hours.

Arthur Grady was the first person to ride around Australia on a motorcycle, so hence the name of the event.

Roel Loopers

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ARTHUR GRADY MOTORBIKES TOMORROW!

Posted in city of fremantle, festival, heritage, Uncategorized by freoview on May 26, 2017

One of the most popular events of the Fremantle Heritage Festival is the ARTHUR GRADY DAY with a display of many vintage motorbikes, bicycles, machinery, etc.

It is on TOMORROW Saturday May 27 and not as printed in the festival program on June 27!! 

It is held outside the Maritime Museum on Victoria Quay and starts at 11 am and runs all day.

Roel Lopers

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EARLY BIRDS CATCH FREMANTLE BEAUTY

Posted in fremantle, fremantle port, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on May 6, 2017

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What a splendid start to the weekend this morning’s sunrise in Fremantle was.

The first Rottnest Express ferry was just entering the port when the sun poked her head above the horizon and behind the Maritime Museum.

It is well worth the effort for anyone interested in getting beautiful photos to get up before sunrise as it is often more stunning than sunsets.

The start of autumn has been brilliant with crispy nights and mornings and cosy warm days full of sunshine and blue sky.

Roel Loopers

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WILL IT RAIN IN FREO TODAY?

Posted in fremantle, rain, Uncategorized, weather by freoview on May 4, 2017

 

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Will we finally see some rain in Fremantle today and tomorrow after a rainless April?

There are some promising clouds this morning as the photos I took at the South Mole at 6.45am show.

Roel Loopers

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