Thursday, September 8, 2011

Industrial 'carnival'.....!!


The first views you get of Fremantle when driving down the beach road from Cottesloe are not the most attractive.. The coastal entrance into the beautiful old harbour city is very industrial, with the massive silver fuel tanks and the many cranes working steadily in the vast container yards. Fremantle has been the busiest port in Western Australia since the late 1800's, cargo ships from all over the world dock and unload their containers, cars from Japan and other places, in fact everything you could imagine arrives here and is prepared for it's final destination somewhere in WA....The big grey building in the center  of the picture is the Fremantle Port Authority building and the colourful building in front of the tanks is a surf life saving club, if you pull the image in you'll see the valiant group of surfers heading for the water on this cold day.....!! Looking at it again, it seems to have developed a sort of  'fairground' charm, it's doing a job and you have to appreciate it for that.....!!

25 comments:

  1. You are right, it is very colorful! I like the industrial feeling of it.

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  2. What a jolly eye you have!
    Honolulu has it's similar zone.
    I love the history of our Pacific Ports


    Aloha from Waikiki;


    Comfort Spiral


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  3. And one of the best beaches to collect debris, - bits of glass, china, shells, driftwood etc. Stunning photo again!

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  4. While interesting my eyes were drawn to the color of the water. How amazing.

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  5. Your title for this photo is genus. It does make you think of a carnival and it's probably every bit as busy.

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  6. Hopefully those cranes are loading products for export as well as unloading imports.

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  7. belle saturation. On dirait une fete foraine

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  8. Ce n'est pas ce que l'on peut appeler une plage romantique. Non! Et pourtant, il y a des promeneurs. On peut donc imaginer qu'un jour, un homme qui promène son chien rencontrera une jolie femme qui vient faire du jogging. Et alors, cette plage industrielle deviendra la plus belle plage du monde...
    Bonne journée, Gracie!

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  9. There's something oddly beautiful about an industrial view. You're spot on with the carnival theme though Grace!

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  10. Fascinating photo. A real contrast. The surfers are intent on the waves regardless of the industrial site nearby.

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  11. That is a very colorful and great shot. Thanks for showing us.

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  12. Yes, I can see how it looks like a funfair-some rough waves there Grace!

    Chrissy

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  13. True, it is kinda fairground-ish :)

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  14. It does have a fairground feel to it doesn't it?
    I shall always think of this whenever I visit from now on.

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  15. A remarkable combination of industry on the coast and natural beaches. I like this photo for its contrasts. Peter.

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  16. I like big harbors , industrial wharfs, great boats and ships entering and getting out, i really like the mood of such places.
    But the first thing I see on your pic is the beach! OMG!...

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  17. Well thinking of it that way certainly makes it more appealing!
    V

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  18. It really does look like a carnival.

    With so many people unemployed these days, I have a lot of respect for actively working sites.

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  19. It's good to see a busy industrial area these days!

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  20. You are right, I have often watched our similar skyline near the port without making the connection! It is really some kind of carnival...

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  21. Shrinking life to its real, its important size.

    Great photograph indeed. Please have a good Friday you all.

    daily athens

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  22. You are right, it looks like Luna Park! :-)

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