Freo's View

PICTURES OF A FREO MARKET

Posted in city of fremantle, growers green markets, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on June 16, 2019

 

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It is a slow news weekend so a short stroll at the Growers Green Farmers Market this morning resulted in these three photos.

Roel Loopers

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STUNNING PEACEFUL PHOTOGRAPHY MOMENTS AT J SHED

 

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The eclectic and cluttered upstairs gallery at sculptor Greg James’ studio in J Shed at Fremantle’s Bathers Beach is always worth a visit, but even more so now with the Peaceful Moments exhibitions.

There are only five large photos by Amerigo Carello and they alone should be seen by anyone interested in outstanding landscape photography. The three landscapes where the rising sun creates dappled light in the undulated scenery are exquisitely painterly. They are sublime and should be bought for a corporate collection or boardroom! There are also two images of Fremantle. One of the Maritime Museum just before sunrise and a night shot of historic High Street.

There are also very creative collages by Ivan Zuvela, sweet beach landscape paintings by David Moran and of course a variety of smaller sculptures from the Greg James stable by him Lesley Barrett and others.

J Shed is an enigma. It frustrates Fremantle Council because in its desperation of activating the area it appears to overlook the significance of it as a venue where great art has been created for more than twenty years.

On Saturday Arthur’s Head looked like an ant hill with hundreds and hundreds of people, including passengers from the Sea Princess, climbing the stairs to the Roundhouse. The West End of Freo was buzzing.

The Bathers Beach Art Precinct is on the radar of our Councillors and City officers and it is likely it will be an agenda item for the Ordinary Council meeting in April. Will they come up with new creative solutions, such as a sculpture park on the A Class Reserve at J Shed, or change tune totally and abandon the arts precinct idea? It is anyone’s guess at present.

Go and have a look at the J Shed show. You won’t regret it!

Roel Loopers

 

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FATHER CHRISTMAS IN THE FREO MALL

Posted in christmas, city of fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on December 16, 2017

 

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Hey kids, take your parents, sisters, brothers, friends and grandparents to the Fremantle High Street mall this weekend and have a FREE photo taken with Father Christmas.

There is help on hand to take a photo for you with your own camera or mobile phone.

Santa is in the High Street Mall shop from 11.30am to 3.30 pm on Saturday and Sunday, and all next week in the Woolstores shopping centre.

This is another initiative by Fremantle BID.

Roel Loopers

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HUGE FIRE AT LIBERAL POLITICIAN MATTHEW HANSSEN’S PROPERTY

Posted in fire, fremantle, politicians by freoview on January 4, 2016

 

A large fire broke out at the property of Liberal party politician Matthew Hanssen this morning on the corner of Central Avenue and South Street in Beaconsfield. The building contains Mr Hanssen’s home, the Hanssen computer business and the Zedz fish&chips shop.

Matthew told me he had no idea how the blaze started but that the property is insured.

It is not a very good start of the year for Matthew Hanssen who stood for federal parliament against Melissa Parke and for state parliament against Simone McGurk. He also contested the Mayor of Fremantle election two years ago.

I feel very sorry for Matthew and the business operators as this is one of the worst starts of the year imaginable.

Roel Loopers

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IT’S A BULLSHIT WASTE OF TAXPAYERS’ MONEY

Posted in fremantle, perth freight link by freoview on July 21, 2015

I am emotionally too touched by this evening’s RETHINK THE FREIGHT LINK forum at the packed Fremantle Townhall so I will leave the writing till tomorrow, once I have cleared my head. What a special community meeting it was. It was very inspiring, uplifting and positive and there was a real sense of confident hope that we all together can create the change that is needed. Well done to all who came and organised it!

So all  am posting this eve are some of the photos I took. I will post another article on the forum tomorrow morning.

Roel Loopers

P.S. All community groups involved in this you are welcome to use my photos on your websites, blogs, Facebook, Twitter, etc. Just drag them off the blog.

FANTASTIC START TO FREO PRINCESS MAY MARKETS

Posted in fremantle, markets by freoview on January 17, 2015

The start of the new Fremantle PRINCESS MAY MARKETS near Clancy’s was a fantastic success with hundreds of people coming to support the new event on Friday evening. The ambience was relaxing and the children had heaps of fun with Fairy Sandie, hoola hoops, bubbles, face painting, etc.

The live music was outstanding and the customers and stall holders were very happy. It will get even better over the next weeks with more stalls and great music.

Unfortunately my Photoshop packed up this morning so I can’t show you any of the photos I took on the night. The old Mac will be at computer doctor BENTECH in Wray Avenue on Monday morning, so now hoping it can be fixed fast and relatively cheap because I am extremely broke and can’t really afford it. ; >(

Roel Loopers

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LIFE IS FULL OF COLOUR

Posted in fremantle, photography by freoview on December 6, 2014

I need some colour in my life during this sleepless night in Fremantle’s valley, so enjoy the selection of photos.

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ROEL’S FREMANTLE PHOTO TOURS

A FREMANTLE PHOTO

Posted in city of fremantle by freoview on December 1, 2014

Very Freo

No words needed for this Fremantle photo.

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LIVESTOCK PROTEST SPANS FREMANTLE BRIDGE

Posted in fremantle, LIVESTOCK by freoview on November 30, 2014

An estimated 850 animal lovers took over the full length of the Fremantle traffic bridge this morning to protest against livestock trade from Fremantle port.

The peaceful protest did not interrupt the usual busy Sunday traffic.

Roel Loopers

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NEW FREMANTLE VIEWS

Posted in fremantle, mosman park by freoview on November 16, 2014

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I am always on the look out for new angles from which to take photos of Fremantle, so here some photos I took this morning from McCabe street that has been in the news lately because of a proposed planning scheme amendment that would allow highrise buildings near Stirling Highway on the edge of Mosman Park.

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