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GIVE ME FREO OVER PERTH ANY TIME!

Posted in architecture, city of fremantle, city planning, development, perth, retail, Uncategorized by freoview on May 22, 2018

 

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I lasted just over an hour in Perth this morning as I find the CBD there rather boring.

I was surprised how quiet it was and how many vagrants were lurking around, and there were ample retail vacancies and for lease signs all over the place. Buskers played amplified music way too loud and so did some of the cafes.

Most of the new buildings under construction are average or worse, and the inappropriateness in context to heritage buildings is staggering.

The saving grace was the gorgeous tranquil architecture of the Cadogan Singing School at St George’s cathedral, and the stunning new Perth Library where window cleaners were doing a high trapeze act.

So happy to be back in Fremantle. It’s far from perfect, but so much more beautiful than the Perth CBD.

Roel Loopers

EXPLORE BEAUTIFUL FREO IN STUNNING MAY WEATHER

 

 

I had a bit of time between two meetings yesterday morning so took these photos around the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour and Bathers Beach.

The stunning May weather will continue until Wednesday when clouds will start moving in and rain expected on Thursday and Friday, so take advantage of it and explore our beautiful Freo!

Roel Loopers

STUNNING FREMANTLE HERITAGE REFLECTION

Posted in architecture, city of fremantle, heritage, maritime, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on May 17, 2018

 

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Regular readers of Freo’s View know that I love taking photos of reflections. I do it ‘to keep my eye in’ and to always be very observant and aware of my surroundings.

I took the photo above this morning in Cliff Street of the Mediterranean Shipping Company-MSC building reflected in the roof and windscreen of a red car. It’s upside down of course.

Fremantle Heritage Week is on next week, so check out the printed program. They are available at the Roundhouse, Fremantle Library and elsewhere.

Roel Loopers

GOLDEN MORNING AT FREO RAILWAY STATION

Posted in city of fremantle, photography, public transport, trains, Uncategorized by freoview on May 16, 2018

 

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I had an early 6.30am catch up coffee with former Fremantle Councillor Dave Coggin at Il Cibo this morning. He is a man I greatly respect and really like and he is now working at the WA Premier’s Department.

When we walked out of the cafe Dave pointed at the railway station, saying “Look at that light!” I wandered over of course to take this stunning photo of it.

Roel Loopers

HAVE A BRILLIANT MOTHERS DAYS MUMS!

 

Mothers Day 2018

 

Here a Mothers Day photo taken an hour ago at Bathers Beach, Fremantle.

Mothers are the most special people in the whole wide world and deserve to be spoiled rotten, so make sure you look after your gorgeous mum, kids!

Roel Loopers

STREET PHOTOGRAPHY CAPTURES FREO MOMENT

Posted in city of fremantle, notre dame university, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on May 9, 2018

 

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Street photography is all about being aware and observant and capturing the moment, as I did early this morning when I took this photo at Notre Dame University in Cliff Street, Fremantle.

Roel Loopers

SUNRISE IN FREO’S HISTORIC WEST END

 

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It was pretty chilly this morning at sunrise and a few passers by must have thought the bearded old fellow in short sleeves was suffering from dementia, but it was all for the sake of photography.

I so much love Fremantle’s historic High Street and the entire West End. It always looks gorgeous, but even more so at sunset and sunrise.

Roel Loopers

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COLOURFUL FREMANTLE

Posted in bikes, city of fremantle, colour, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on May 8, 2018

 

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There is always another colourful photo to be taken in Fremantle. ; >)

Roel Loopers

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BIG FINES FOR ANZAC DAWN SERVICE DRONE

Posted in ANZAC DAY, city of fremantle, flying, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on April 29, 2018

 

A professional pilot and drone expert told me yesterday that the operator of the drone at the Fremantle ANZAC Day dawn service at Monument Hill would get a big fine if CASA-Civil Aviation Safety Authority prosecutes the photographer.

The drone photography was commissioned by the City of Fremantle and considered a nuisance by many of the spectators as its buzzing sound interrupted the respectful silences at the dawn service.

According to my expert drones can’t fly before sunrise and after sunset, can’t fly within 50 metres of people, and the airspace above Monument Hill would have been restricted for the fly over of the airforce jets, so no other aircrafts were allowed anywhere near it.

The fine could be as high as $ 9,000 according to my expert.

There are a lot of people who have no idea about the rules and regulations of the use of drones. The tiny aircrafts are very popular because they are great tools for photography, aerial surveys, etc. so public education about how, where and when to use them is essential.

Roel Loopers

Info on drones: https://droneflyer.com.au

WILD, WET AND NOISY FREO MORNING

Posted in city of fremantle, photography, rain, Uncategorized, weather by freoview on April 22, 2018

 

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Fremantle people stayed at home, maybe even in bed, this wild, wet and wonderful Sunday morning as thunder, lightning and heavy rain visited our old city.

I was the only customer at the normally very busy Chalkys cafe in the West End at 7.30am and was one of only three customers at IGA in South Fremantle at 8.30am.

The photo above is a golden oldie I took last year of the reflection of a tree in a puddle in Phillimore Street with a leaf floating on the water. It symbolises autumn for me.

 

Roel Loopers

 

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