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IMPRESSIONS OF FREO’S UNI OPEN DAY

Posted in city of fremantle, education, notre dame university, Uncategorized by freoview on August 11, 2019

 

 

The West End of Fremantle is well activated today thanks to the Notre Dame University Open Day and the glorious weather.

Lots of high school students and parents came to have a look at what NDA has to offer and talked with lecturers and staff, while in Mouat Street pizza and paella and good music are on offer. Go and have a look!

Roel Loopers

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PORTRAIT EXHIBITION OF VICTIMS OF RAPE

Posted in art, city of fremantle, crime, exhibition, photography, ps art space, Uncategorized, women by freoview on August 9, 2019

 

 

There is a very powerful photo exhibition on at PS Art Space in Fremantle’s Pakenham Street that shows portraits of Indian women who have been sexually assaulted and some of them gang-raped.

Perth photographer Jessica Eva traveled to Lucknow to take photos for her exhibition and book Woman in Red.

The exhibition is on until August 30, so make sure to go and view it!

Roel Loopers

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A SUNNY WALK THROUGH LOVELY FREO

Posted in city of fremantle, community, shopping, Uncategorized by freoview on July 29, 2019

 

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It is such a lovely day that I went for a long walk today and soak up some of that gorgeous sunshine.

Mayor Brad Pettitt rode by on his bicycle just before I bumped into former WA Premier Peter Dowding who was waiting for a bus to South Fremantle.

I took photos of the ‘renovator’s dream’ at Little Lefroy Road, of the owner of the pre-loved record shop soaking up the sun, a tree trolley at Wray Avenue, and iconic butcher Franks who just can’t get enough signs up to promote his meaty delights.

It is all those things that make Fremantle the special place it is.

Roel Loopers

 

THE BEST THING ABOUT PERTH IS FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, community, local government, perth, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on July 16, 2019

 

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I rarely go to Perth because the big city just does not interest me, but today I thought I needed to broaden my horizon a bit and jumped on the train to the big smoke.

It did not look anywhere near as bad and vacant as the media has been screaming about and during my two hours walking around I only noticed four beggars, so that ain’t too bad.

I thought to share these photos with my Freo readers. The top photo are shadows at the ferry terminal at Elizabeth Quay, the second one is more shadows at the traffic lights in Wellington Street, the third one is of arty seating at Rain Square, and the last one is a reflection at the escalators at Forest Place.

After having to endure standing next to Mathias Cormann at a pedestrian light for three minutes I was happy to return to good old Freo and am more convinced than ever that the best thing about Perth is Fremantle. 😍

Roel Loopers

SOUTH FREMANTLE PHOTO FEATURE

Posted in art, city of fremantle, community, hospitality, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on July 1, 2019

 

 

After a week of wet weather and mainly being inside I needed to get out and about  and get some fresh air and exercise, so I decided to do a little photo feature on South Fremantle. I walked around for an hour and took these shots.

Roel Loopers

FREMANTLE WINTERWORLD FUN STARTS SATURDAY

Posted in city of fremantle, festivals, skating, Uncategorized, winter, winter festival by freoview on June 25, 2019

 

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Work is under way to create the 2019 Fremantle WINTERWORLD skating festival at the Esplanade.

The event is on from this Saturday June 29 until July 21 and is open every day from 10am onward till mid evening.

It is always a fun spectacle to watch with little kids hanging on a parent’s leg or a penguin for their dear life, or seeing grownups hitting the ice with a bang.

And a friendly reminder to the boys and girls in blue that not every old man with a camera is a paedophile. Last year I was stopped by two Fremantle Police officers who wanted to know why I took photos of people skating. Because I wanted to, and under Australian law I am allowed to photograph anything and anyone in a public open space.

At the first WINTERWORLD a security guard told me I could not take photos unless I had family members on the ice rink. Bulldust!

It is insulting to regularly being confronted when next to me dozens of people take photos with mobile phones, but I stick out because I use a real camera.

I promote as many Fremantle events, festivals and businesses on this blog as I can and don’t want to be intimidated by police or security when I do absolutely nothing wrong!

Roel Loopers

REFLECTION OF FREMANTLE MARITIME MUSEUM

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle ports, photography, Uncategorized, victoria quay by freoview on June 23, 2019

 

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When I bumped into my young mate and passionate hobby photographer Paolo Gumina this morning, who was looking for reflections, I took him to my favourite Fremantle reflection of the Maritime Museum, which I take from different angles and puddles every winter.

The lady in yellow pants fishing and passers by added to the great winter picture.

Roel Loopers

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FREO PORTRAIT PRIZE ONLY TWO WEEKS LEFT TO ENTER

Posted in city of fremantle, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on June 22, 2019

 

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Time is running out to get your entries in.

Closing date to upload is midnight July 7, that’s just 15 days away.

FIPP is open to ALL photographers, everywhere. There is a AU$20,000 Prize Pool with an $8,000 first prize for camera entries and $1,000 for mobile phone entries.

Here are some last minute tips to keep in mind:
1. Don’t be late.
2. Don’t oversharpen
3. Don’t complicate – keep it simple
4. Do choose an image that tells a story
5. Do choose an image with emotion
6. Do choose with your heart!

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GLEN COWANS WINS EXCELLENCE IN RETAIL AWARD

 

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I am over the moon that the Glen Cowans Photo Gallery at the Roundhouse last night was awarded the winner of the Excellence in Retail category at the annual Fremantle Chamber of Commerce Business Awards.

The Ocean On Your Wall gallery is one of Freo’s great experiences that is owned by the very creative and professional husband and wife team Glen and Louise. It shows all the beauty and magic of the colourful underwater world of our planet’s oceans.

Glen takes all the photos when the couple go diving all over the world and recently added a drone to his equipment, while Louise takes and edits all the video footage.

The prints are done in house by Glen and the jewellery is created by Louise.

The delightful gallery is next to the Roundhouse on top of Arthur’s Head/Manjaree, so go and visit them. They are open Thursday-Sunday from 10.30am till 4pm.

Congratulations Louise and Glen! You really deserve this award. You work hard and excel at what you are doing!

Roel Loopers

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THE FREO ROUNDHOUSE EVEN ROUNDER

Posted in arthur head, city of fremantle, heritage, historic, roundhouse, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on June 3, 2019

 

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I borrowed the round hand mirror from the Glen Cowans Photography Gallery yesterday to take this unusual photo of the Fremantle Roundhouse and High Street.

I always like the looking backward and forward of reflections, so here is another one for you.

It was very busy up on Arthur’s Head yesterday with a very large number of Asians visiting Fremantle, so we are very popular with our neighbour countries.

Roel Loopers

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