A decent crowd turned out for the Fremantle Anzac Day parade this morning and I heard there was a big crowd for the dawn service at Monument Hill, which I missed due to bad health.
The ANZA derby between the South and East Fremantle football clubs is on at Fremantle Oval at 4 pm today and the weather is perfect for it, so support the day.
I am always on the look out for so-called street photos when wandering around inner city Fremantle and noticed this backpacker relaxing at the old Orient Hotel this morning.
I love Fremantle sooo much! What a stunning weekend again in our little historic city and how nice to see that so many people appreciate it much better than some of the nay-saying negative locals.
Living here is like being permanently on holiday when I walk around town and the atmosphere on Sunday at the Fremantle International Street Arts Festival was just perfect.
Music stages at some of the hotels that came out onto the streets, as did the retailers to show their wares.
An easter market in High Street, a children’s play and relaxation area and at the bar Benny’s they even had solar benches to sit on where one could just put one’s mobile phone down on so it got charged.
There are really great vibes in inner city Freo so don’t miss it! It’s in my opinion the best event and festival around and it goes into the evenings and is on all Sunday and Monday from midday!
I was very time-challenged today looking after a little dog and my own dodgy health, hence not a very comprehensive photo report, but I’ll do better the next two days. I promise.
Roel Loopers (Apologist for having Freo fun)
The 114th WA Volunteer Fire Rescue Services Easter Championships are being held this weekend at the Gilbert Fraser reserve in North Fremantle. Go and have a look at it from 9am this easter Sunday morning. It’s fun to watch!
Bush firies from as far away as Port Hedland, Esperance and even Victoria are taking part and they deserve recognition and support for their tireless work to protect their communities.
The event has been held at the North Freo oval for over 40 years but I was not aware of it until I read a tiny one line somewhere on Thursday.
It needs to get a lot better promotion so that the local community comes out in droves to watch it. It’s rather pathetic that just under 100 spectators attend the events and they were family and a few supporters.
Fremantle’s Bathers Beach is more and more becoming a leisure destination for locals and tourists and it showed on Sunday afternoon when many were basking in the gorgeous warm golden glow of the setting sun.
Work is also well under way at the new piazza in the Fishing Boat Harbour that no doubt will become another attraction.
I am very confident that Freo is turning it all around and that we’ll have an invigorated and vibrant city in the very near future!
I used to walk past Fremantle Prison almost daily when I lived in Bellevue Terrace, but that is now many years ago, so when I had to go to a meeting in the old Drillhall late yesterday afternoon I went and had a look at the World Heritage listed building and took this photo.
With so much development going on and planned for Fremantle I wonder if the City has diligently and professionally been recording streetscapes in the CBD so that there are historic photographic records of what the inner city looked like before the rejuvenating facelift it is receiving at the moment.
Adelaide, Queen Victoria, Cantonment, Beach streets and others in the area will have a totally new look in a few years from now and so will Kings Square and the Fremantle Oval precinct, so it is essential that good photos are taken, so that future generations will be able to compare old and new Freo.
It is a very important duty of government to record history so don’t neglect to do it City of Fremantle!
Beautiful early light made an interesting photo of the Fremantle Port D-Shed and parts of a Chinese ship at berth behind it this morning.