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Posted in art, city of fremantle, food, growers green markets, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on January 14, 2018


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A couple of arty photos I took this morning of the Fremantle Growers Green Farmers Market that has been relocated to its old spot next to the brand new modern Fremantle College building.

Redtents events owner Kylie Wheatley now is also the owner of Freo’s favourite market after the school was reluctant to continue with it.

The proximity to Lefroy Road and parking at TAFE opposite the college will no doubt see the market return to its huge popularity soon.

The market is open till midday today and every Sunday from 8am till 12 noon.

Support our local small businesses!

Roel Loopers


Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle ports, tourism, travel, Uncategorized by freoview on January 12, 2018



It is a very busy day at Fremantle Port this Friday with ten vessels at berth.

At Victoria Quay there are three cruise liners, the delayed Regatta that was supposed to sail out last evening, the Astor, and the Silver Shadow, which arrived just after 1 pm.

There is also a RoRo vessel and two supply ships at Victoria Quay.

At North Quay there are three container ships and one scrap metal vessel.

Lots of pleasure boats also passing through the port plus the Rottnest Island ferries.

Roel Loopers


Posted in bathers beach, city of fremantle, notre dame university, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on January 5, 2018


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I like the juxtaposition of these two photos I took in Fremantle this morning.

The top one is a table at the Kelp Bar at Kidogo Arthouse at Bathers Beach and the second one of a car of Notre Dame University.

Roel Loopers


Posted in art, city of fremantle, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on January 5, 2018



There is not much news to report in good old Freo as Council is only returning to meetings from next Wednesday on, so here a few recycled arty photos I have taken over the years.

Roel Loopers


Posted in city of fremantle, community, Uncategorized by freoview on January 1, 2018



Wishing all Freo’s View readers and friends a very happy and healthy NEW YEAR!

Exciting times of transition, renewal, revitalisation and modernisation ahead for our beautiful city, so a lot to looking forward to.

Appreciate the good things we have in Freo and keep in mind we are a work in progress and not everything is perfect yet.

Roel Loopers

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Posted in city of fremantle, kings square, retail, shopping, Uncategorized by freoview on December 28, 2017



The FOMO retail concept for the Fremantle Kings Square Project has been promoted as a new innovative, exciting and creative shopping experience by developers Sirona Capital. A Rhythm of Restlessness they say, so why then are the photos on their Facebook promotion so dull and uninspiring and not very quirky Freo at all.

This is the kind off try-hard pretentiousness that PR and advertising agencies often come up with. The amateur photos are boring and neither promote Fremantle nor sell the exciting new concept. I see more inspiring and creative photos of Fremantle daily on Facebook than the FOMO PR offers. Disappointing!

FOMO will be a diverse destination designed to breathe new life into the heart of Fremantle. 
Marching to the beat of its own drum and never sitting still. FOMO sits at the heart of the Kings Square redevelopment and forms a key component of the future revitalisation of Fremantle. 
A destination of discovery, from the basement emporium to the laneways that meander through the space. FOMO will create bold, daring connections for the community to sit in, walk through and engage with as they wander and explore.

Come on Sirona. You can do better than that! (and no, I am not applying for the gig)


Roel Loopers


Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle ports, rottnest island, Uncategorized by freoview on December 24, 2017



It was unusually quiet on the waters and at the Fremantle B Shed Rottnest Island ferry terminal this Sunday morning, but that might be the quiet before the storm tomorrow and the fact that most people would have left for Rotto yesterday for a nice long Christmas weekend.

I had a 6.30 am double espresso at the B Shed cafe and took these photos of Victoria Quay.

Roel Loopers



Posted in christmas, city of fremantle, growers green markets, Uncategorized by freoview on December 23, 2017



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The last Fremantle GROWERS GREEN FARMERS MARKET of the year is on from 8am till midday tomorrow-Sunday- at Annie Street, Beaconsfield.

Great fresh produce but also the chance to buy some late Christmas presents and pendants and rings for the ladies at the stall of the  Glen Cowans underwater photography gallery.

If you can’t make it to the market in the morning the Cowans’ gallery is next to the Roundhouse and open till 4pm.

Roel Loopers



Posted in city of fremantle, perth, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on December 19, 2017



This morning I followed into the footsteps of some of the great photographers in the world, who battled storms on the high oceans, oxygen deprivation and avalanches in the high mountains, and extreme heat and cold in the deserts. All that hardship just to get some stunning photos.

I took the train to Perth and watched the mighty Swan River flow patiently under the bridges.

While I am not a great fan of Perth there is something exciting about the buzz of many people on the streets and the new development of Yagan Square looks pretty impressive.

Here the photos I took on my epic journey that lasted all of two hours. ; >)

Roel Loopers


Posted in city of fremantle, photography, Uncategorized, weather by freoview on December 18, 2017


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The weather was not anywhere as severe last night as BOM had predicted, but I took these two moody photos around 6 pm from the top of an East Fremantle hill ovelooking Fremantle port.

Roel Loopers

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