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FOOD TRUCKS UNDER FREO BRIDGE

Posted in city of fremantle, food, Uncategorized by freoview on October 23, 2017

 

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Let’s hope the weather will be more accommodating for the first of the summer season UNDER THE BRIDGE FOODTRUCKS at the Fremantle East Street Jetty today.

They had to cancel last week because of the storm, so check it out from 5pm today.

It’s a nice location to watch the sun set behind the port and five food trucks will offer a variety of food.

 

Roel Loopers

SUMMER IS COMING!

Posted in cappuccino strip, city of fremantle, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on October 12, 2017

 

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I like it hot, so can’t wait for summer, and the season of markets, festivals and events to start in Fremantle.

Took this photo on my way to the Council meeting late yesterday afternoon at the Cappuccino Strip near the very cosy Benny’s bar and cafe.

 

Roel Loopers

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A VERY WET FREMANTLE SUMMER

Posted in fremantle, rain, summer, weather by freoview on February 11, 2017

 

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This has been the strangest summer in Fremantle I have experienced. Wet, cold and only a couple of days near 40 degrees so far.

More heavy rain last night woke me up and there is more to come. The Manning Park Market this morning has been cancelled and it does not look too good for outdoor concerts and markets over the weekend, so make sure to check out if they are going ahead before you leave home.

The most disappointing thing for me is that most of all that beautiful rain in a city environment is wasted and runs down into the ocean because of the lack of rainwater catchment. I so wished the government would make it compulsory to install rainwater tanks at every new building because it would help the depletion of our dams.

I took this photo at 5 pm in High Street near the Roundhouse yesterday. Rain on the car windscreen created the mood.

Roel Loopers

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COLD MORNING AT FREO RAINBOW

Posted in art, fremantle, photography, summer, weather by freoview on January 6, 2017

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If you thought it was cold this morning for a summer’s day when you woke up you are not wrong. I should have put on a jacket when I went out at 6 am to take photos of the Fremantle Rainbow sculpture.

According to BOM the Perth/Fremantle region had last year the coolest 12 months in a decade and the coldest winter in over 20 years, so stay warm and hug a loved one, or a stranger if you are brave enough. :>)

Alternatively get a nice coffee or tea in one of the many great Freo cafes! I just did at the Moore&Moore cafe where I was served by the lovely Persephone and Hannah.

Roel Loopers

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ALL ABOUT BATHERS AT BATHERS ON BATHERS

Posted in bathers beach, bathers beach house, beaches, fashion, fremantle by freoview on November 27, 2016

It was all about bathers at the Bathers Beach House on Fremantle’s Bathers Beach this Sunday late afternoon with a fashion show of swimwear for the bold and beautiful.

Roel Loopers

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THE COAST IS FINE

Posted in beaches, food, fremantle, hospitality by freoview on October 19, 2016

The new COAST restaurant at Fremantle’s Port Beach looks very impressive and will officially open in a few weeks, but I noticed the cafe was already serving coffee this morning, so check it out.

It looks like the building is done in three parts, one more upmarket for fine dining, a bar, and a beach-style family venue at the western end of it.

It feels a whole lot better than the outlet that was there before, but I could not see any alfresco.

Roel Loopers

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RELAXING AT FREMANTLE ARTS CENTRE

Posted in alfresco, art, cafe, fremantle, fremantle arts centre by freoview on October 10, 2016

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It’s warming up at the start of this week, so get the shorts and minis ready for a couple of days. The beaches and alfresco cafes will be inviting and the Fremantle Arts Centre is a lovely colourful and historic spot to relax at, and it has free wifi!

The great Fremantle Print Award exhibition is still on, so go and spend an hour or long lunch at the FAC!

Roel Loopers

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SEGWAY FUN IN FREMANTLE

Posted in fremantle, tourism, western australia by freoview on September 22, 2016

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SEGWAY Fremantle was launched this morning by Deputy and Acting Fremantle Mayor Dave Coggin who warmly welcomed the new tourist attraction and said that diversification was the way to go for Freo.

SEGWAY has been operating tours in Perth and on Rottnest Island since 2013 and will be doing four tours a day in Fremantle.. They will be doing Pioneer Explorer tours at 10 am and 1.30 pm. They go for one hour.

They will also do Absolute Freo tours all the way up to Monument Hill starting at 11.30 am and 3 pm, and they will go for an hour and a half.

Children must be over 12-years old and approximately 45 kg.

Tour prices are from $ 79.00 and can be booked on www. segwaytourswa.com.au or call 1300 80 81 80

It is a shame they are not allowed to ride to the Maritime Museum and along Victoria Quay but Fremantle Ports has not been as accommodating as the City of Fremantle.

It is fantastic to see another tourist attraction in Freo and we need a few more, so that visitors linger longer in our city.

Interstate tourism to WA has increased by 17.9 per cent over the last year and international tourist figures have gone up by 6.3 per cent, with an increase of Malaysian tourists by 18.6 per cent and from Singapore up by 15.8 per cent.

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HAVE A VERY HAPPY FREO BEACH CHRISTMAS

Posted in art, christmas, city of fremantle, concerts, music by freoview on September 16, 2016

The City of Fremantle is changing the very popular  Christmas Carols from the Fremantle Arts Centre to South Beach to accommodate more people, since the event has outgrown the FAC and the City does not want to turn down people. The FAC has limited capacity due to liquor licensing rules.

The Carols will now be held on Sunday December 18 from 7pm, so that allows for time to have a swim and enjoy a great sunset during the Carols. Libby Hammer and the Arcadian Voices will be there of course!

The traditional switching on by the Mayor of the beautiful Christmas tree lights at Kings Square will also be on the agenda, and the summer in Freo will be full of festivals and events, including the free Sunday courtyard concerts at the arts centre from late October.

Roel Loopers

COME DISCOVER FREMANTLE’S BATHERS BEACH!

Posted in bathers beach, fremantle by freoview on February 9, 2016

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The lack of popularity of one of Fremantle’s most gorgeous beaches continues to amaze me. There was hardly a parking spot left at South Beach at 6.30 last evening but only a handful of people were swimming at inner city Bathers Beach around that time.

There is a lot of parking in a short walking distance from Bathers Beach, there are showers, change rooms, and many hospitality venues to buy food and drinks from, so why do people have the herd mentality and rather be at the other very crowded Freo beaches where parking is often an issue?

Roel Loopers

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