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SOUTH FREMANTLE RAINBOW

Posted in city of fremantle, rain, Uncategorized, weather, winter by freoview on July 7, 2020

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The view from my balcony at 4.45pm today toward South Fremantle, with part of the hospital on the left.

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BAD WEATHER MOVING IN

Posted in city of fremantle, rain, Uncategorized, weather, winter by freoview on July 5, 2020

 

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It looks like the predicted bad weather is moving in quite fast, as this photo taken at about 9.30am at Fremantle’s Bruce Lee oval shows. Batten down, Freo!

 

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FREO PORT IN A STORM

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle ports, storm, Uncategorized, weather by freoview on July 1, 2020

 

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Fremantle Ports had a bit of bad weather recently, with yesterday’s announcement of alleged fraud by a staff member, but there has also been some storm damage with the roof of this shed on the South Mole being peeled back.

From memory that roof was only been renewed last year, so the storm must have really ripped into it.

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THE THERAPY OF FREO PHOTOGRAPHY

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle ports, photography, rain, Uncategorized by freoview on June 29, 2020

 

 

I dedicate these photos to Neil Stanbury, the very likeable Manager Corporate and Community Relations at Fremantle Ports.

Neil sent me a, tongue-in-cheek, email last week asking if I needed therapy for my puddle reflection photos. I think it is too late for that as I love taking photos of reflections on all kinds of reflective surfaces, as readers of Freo’s View well know.

For me it is all about awareness and being in the moments when I walk the streets of Freo, and not losing touch. It is like a walking meditation for me to hunt for photos. To discover a great reflection is better than drinking a bottle of Grange Hermitage for me. ;>))

Roel Loopers

GOOD MORNING SUNDAY!

Posted in city of fremantle, sunrise, Uncategorized, weather, winter by freoview on June 28, 2020

 

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It is Sunday, so the day when true believers confess all the kinds of nonsense they have been up to, so time for me as well to confess.

It is difficult to admit that my sublime perfection has been tarnished because of Covid-19. I have become lazy and don’t often get up at 5am anymore, especially during winter. But today I ventured out and walked in the dark, to be the very first customer at Chalkys at 7am.

While walking home along the Cappuccino Strip I noticed the lovely colour of the sky just after sunrise and took this photo of the Old Synagogue being embraced.

There are plenty of clouds around, and we have had some rain, but so far the wild storm that is forecast by BOM has not eventuated.

Roel Loopers

REFLECTION OF FREMANTLE PORT

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle ports, heritage, Uncategorized, victoria quay by freoview on June 24, 2020

 

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We have had some rain, and there is more to come toward the weekend, so there are puddles around, and for me puddles are reflections.

I took this photo of A Shed on Victoria Quay while on my morning walk today.

 

Roel Loopers

 

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WET AND DRY-UPS AND DOWNS

Posted in bathers beach, bathers beach house, city of fremantle, Uncategorized, weather, winter by freoview on June 22, 2020

 

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It’s going to be a wet week, so before we get morose about it let’s remind ourselves what a stunning weekend we had in Fremantle. I took this photo of the Bathers Beach House on Sunday afternoon.

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FREO’S SUPERB SUNNY SUNDAY

Posted in cafe, city of fremantle, hospitality, retail, shopping, Uncategorized by freoview on June 21, 2020

 

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It is a brilliant day out there with blue cloudless sky and it’s going to be 23 degrees, so there is no excuse to stay at home.

The cafes, shops, pubs, etc. are open and so is the Freo Farmers Market, so hurry up and don’t miss the fun that Freo is!

 

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GOOD WEEKEND TO WARM YOUR SOLES

Posted in architecture, city of fremantle, heritage, hospitality, shoes, shopping, Uncategorized by freoview on June 20, 2020

 

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The mornings are very crispy, but the days quite gorgeous with brilliant blue sky, so go and explore our beautiful Fremantle this weekend!

There are so many hidden treasures, so many little shops and cafes, and so many beautiful buildings to look at.

Freo is good for your soul and perfect to warm the soles of your shoes.

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THE WONDERFUL ART OF PUDDLES

Posted in art, city of fremantle, photography, rain, Uncategorized by freoview on June 7, 2020

 

 

I promise! My last rain art photo today of a reflection of the Tourist Wheel ferris wheel on the Fremantle Esplanade.

The weather is clearing and there is a whole new old world out there to re-explore. Visit the pubs, go shopping, enjoy beautiful Freo!

Roel Loopers

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