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VERY DIFFERENT WINDOWS OF FREMANTLE

Posted in architecture, city of fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on May 3, 2019

 

 

Very different Fremantle windows. A nice reflection of the Maritime Museum in one of them at Victoria Quay, and some terrible ones with foil stuck to them in a Cliff Street heritage building.

Roel Loopers

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OLD NOSTALGIC FREO PHOTOS

Posted in architecture, cafe, city of fremantle, fremantle port, heritage, historic, Uncategorized by freoview on April 20, 2019

 

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There has been so much talk over the last couple of months about the preservation of Fremantle heritage and the need to stabilise Arthur’s Head and preserve the Roundhouse that these two old photos I noticed at Sandrino’s yesterday made me feel a bit nostalgic.

The old Tram building facade in High Street is still standing and is now home to the lovely Chalkys cafe. Unfortunately a previous council allowed the horrendously ugly No 1 High Street building to be built which is an eyesore when one looks down on it from the Roundhouse.

Victoria Quay is still a feature for Freo but the old sheds have been neglected badly and Fremantle Ports really does need to do some urgent preservation work on the A and C sheds.

There are other heritage photos on display outside Sandrino’s so go and have a look-and a pizza!

Roel Loopers

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MANY ENJOY THE PORTSIDE MARKET ON VICTORIA QUAY

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle ports, market, Uncategorized by freoview on March 16, 2019

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The Portside Traders Market in Fremantle was very popular this morning, and it is still going till 4pm today, so plenty of time to head out to Victoria Quay.

It is best not to try to park too close by though because traffic flow along Cliff and Phillimore streets and parking are an issue.

The plant sale at B Shed was very popular and so were the many food stalls, art&craft, vintage motorbikes and fashion.

Enjoy it!!

Roel Loopers

HUGE FREO MARKET AND PRE-PADDY PARTY

 

 

One of Fremantle’s biggest ever markets will be on today from 10am till 4pm at Victoria Quay in Fremantle Port.

The PORTSIDE TRADERS MARKET  will have more than 50 stalls which will offer anything from great food, to farmers market, artisan creations, retro, vintage, plants, art, crafts, cafe,etc.

And once you have done that wander over to Bathers Beach where the KELP Bar at Kidogo Arthouse will have a Pre-Paddy’s Party to celebrate St Patrick’s Day early. It starts at 5.30pm.

Roel Loopers

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PORTSIDE TRADERS MARKET ON VICTORIA QUAY

Posted in city of fremantle, food, fremantle ports, markets, shopping, Uncategorized by freoview on March 13, 2019

 

Portside Traders Market

 

An early notice for those who plan their weekends early.

The huge Portside Traders Market is on this coming Saturday March 16 from 10am to 4pm on Victoria Quay in Fremantle Ports.

Check out all the participating stalls on the poster above, and there are a few more latecomers as well.

It should be a fun day, so come along!

Roel Loopers

 

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BUSY MORNING AT ROTTNEST FERRY TERMINAL

 

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There is always a photo opportunity in picture perfect Fremantle, so here one I took at the B Shed cafe and Rottnest Island ferry terminal on Victoria Quay yesterday morning.

People waiting to board a ferry, three navy ships at berth, and wake-up coffees at the  cafe.

Roel Loopers

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A LOVELY FREO WAY TO END THE WEEKEND

Posted in city of fremantle, food, fremantle ports, markets, Uncategorized, victoria quay by freoview on February 18, 2019

 

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The Merchants’ Mess Food Truck Markets on Fremantle’s Victoria Quay is a nice way to activate the area on a Sunday afternoon and  early evening.

Good food, mellow music, ships entering and leaving the port, the Rottnest Island ferries dropping off and picking up passengers, and the sun setting behind the port is a lovely way to end the weekend.

There is a very big Portside Traders Markets coming up on Saturday March 16 from 10am-4pm, so make a note of it!

Roel Loopers

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CHILL OUT SUNDAY IN FREMANTLE

 

It’s going to be a lovely 30 degrees Sunday so get out and about and enjoy Fremantle!

The Sunday tradition starts with the Growers Green Farmers Market at Fremantle College on Lefroy Road in Beaconsfield from 8am till midday.

From 2-4pm the free courtyard music session is on at the Fremantle Arts Centre with Grace Sanders and her band offering jazz, pop and soul music, accompanied on stage by the all female Dulcie alt-pop quartet.

From 4-9pm Victoria Quay will come alive with the Merchants’ Mess Food Truck Markets, so head out there for dinner, live music and the sun setting behind the lighthouses.

And while there don’t forget to walk over to the Maritime Museum where on the deck Harbour Sundays will be on and Tom Fisher and the Layabouts playing from 5pm.

All venues will have plenty of food and drinks on offer, so chill and enjoy the Freo lifestyle!

Roel Loopers

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AT THE ROTTNEST FERRY TERMINAL

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle ports, rottnest island, tourism, travel, Uncategorized by freoview on February 13, 2019

 

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At the Rottnest ferry terminal, B Shed on Victoria Quay in Fremantle Port.

Interesting, hey, that by turning it into a Black&White photo it immediately looks like a historic photo.

Roel Loopers

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MINISTER AND MAYOR DIFFER ABOUT VICTORIA QUAY PLANS

 

There appears to be a misunderstanding between WA Planning Minister Rita Saffioti and Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt about the terms of reference for the Steering Group which will plan development on Victoria Quay at Fremantle Ports.

I have highlighted in bold where the Minister and Mayor got a difference of opinion about the area it involves.

The Freo Mayor commented on this Freo’s View blog yesterday:

A key difference is that this one will look at all of Victoria Quay from the Maritime Museum to the traffic bridge and see if we can move the roll on roll off cars etc further south and open up the area around the Passenger Terminal. This is the first time we have got government agreement to look at this and the right people are around the table.” Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt.

but in the media statement the Planning Minister states:

“Successful development of Victoria Quay is dependent upon a range of organisations committing to a vision for the 13-hectare area between the Maritime Museum and D Shed, then actively playing their roles to make it happen” WA Planning Minister Rita Saffioti.

So the Freo Mayor believes it is about the entire area from the traffic bridge to the Maritime Museum, while the minister believes it only about the area between the museum and D Shed.

The development plans for Victoria Quay between the Maritime Museum and D Shed were always on the cards and the Port is keen to start developing the 13 hectare area, but Fremantle Council wants it to go all the way to the traffic bridge, but that appears not to be happening if one takes the statement by the Planning Minister for a fact.

Could someone at State Government please let us know which of the two statements above is correct, so that the community and interested parties know what we are dealing with. Thank you!

Roel Loopers

 

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