Freo's View

REFLECTIONS OF FREO’S LIFESTYLE

Posted in art, bathers beach, city of fremantle, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on January 18, 2020

 

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A couple of arty photos I took late on Friday afternoon at Bathers Beach. I am always on the look for different views and angles of beautiful Fremantle and had not discovered the interesting reflections at the Bathers Beach House before.

Roel Loopers

CRUISE LINERS CALL FREO HOME

Posted in city of fremantle, cruiseliners, fremantle ports, tourism, travel, Uncategorized by freoview on January 16, 2020

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Great to hear that the Vasco Da Gama cruiseliner, which visited Fremantle Port for the first time this week will be calling Fremantle home port for this season, and be making five voyages from here.

The Sun Princess also has Fremantle Port as her home port, so that is very important for Freo’s traders.

Cruise ship visits contributed $ 229 million to Western Australia’s economy in 2018-19.

Roel Loopers

ARTHUR’S HEAD MESS CLEANED UP

Posted in arthur head, city of fremantle, local government, roundhouse, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on January 14, 2020

 

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Well done, City of Fremantle for cleaning up the mess and the large weeds at the Arthur’s Head carpark, but it should not have taken a blogger though to make you aware of it.

Roel Loopers

FREO SAYS BOM DIA TO VASCO DA GAMA

Posted in city of fremantle, cruiseship, fremantle ports, tourism, travel, Uncategorized by freoview on January 13, 2020

 

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Buon Giorno and Bom Dia to the passengers and crew of the cruiseliner Vasco Da Gama, which arrived in Fremantle Port on her first ever visit to Fremantle this morning.

Make sure to go and have a look at the Vasco Da Gama memorial on the Esplanade.

Roel Loopers

VERY BUSY FREMANTLE PORT

Posted in city of fremantle, cruises, cruiseship, fremantle ports, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on January 10, 2020

 

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It is very busy in Fremantle Port today with the cruiseliner AIDA aura joining the Ocean Dream Peace Boat at Victoria Quay, and they are bookended by two huge autoliners RoRo(Roll on-Roll off).

In addition to those four giants there is a third RoRo ship plus three container ships in port, so nice to see the working port in action.

The AIDA has brought a lot of German and French visitors, so Willkommen and Bonjour!

Roel Loopers

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ARTHUR’S HEAD NEGLECT A DISGRACE

 

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The fenced off carpark below the Roundhouse now looks like this. Disgraceful!

 

I reported previously about the state of neglect at the fenced off carpark below the Fremantle historic Roundhouse tourist attraction (2nd photo), with weeds of a metre-high popping up, but now an idiot has thrown down a rubbish bin that belongs to 10 Captain’s Lane, and it looks even worse for all those who walk and cycle by.

Roel Loopers

FREO BUZZING ON A THURSDAY? I’D LIKE TO SEE THAT!

Posted in bars, city of fremantle, food, hospitality, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on January 2, 2020

 

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Fremantle is buzzing with visitors on this Thursday. So many families, couple, singles, tourist groups, and all are having fun, with the kids loving the dinosaurs.

Little Creatures was at capacity when I walked past at 1pm, Joy Kitchen was doing well, and the Old Synagogue (photo above) has become a favourite in a very short time.

What we are seeing today will hopefully become the future for Fremantle, once the many development projects have been realised and attract people back to our beautiful port city.

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Meanwhile common sense has prevailed at the MONK, with the tables now turned parallel instead of at a ninety degree angle. There is now more space to pass through for pedestrians and those in wheelchairs and gophers.

Roel Loopers

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FREMANTLE MARKETS NEED DISABLED TOILET

 

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Here is another challenge for Fremantle Council at the start of the new decade.

Fremantle Markets traders have been telling me that there are many disappointed visitors when they realise there is no disabled toilet in one of Freo’s most popular weekend destinations, that attracts some two-hundred-thousand people each years.

The next public toilets are the portaloos at Kings Square, and they can be a challenge for users as they are often very dirty when vagrants leave their trash there, and the cleaners just can’t be there all the time.

Public toilets, or the lack thereof, are a concern in Fremantle and Council needs to start addressing that with priority!

Roel Loopers

P.S. Stuart who runs Freo T-Shirts at the markets posted on Facebook: :There actually is. It’s located in the toilet area in the main hall. Next to Megabes.”

If market traders and disabled people don’t know than maybe some more prominent signs are required and letting all the stallholders know.

Thanks, Stuart!

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