Thursday, December 8, 2011

Museum, masts and migrant dreams.....


A few last shots from Fremantle for the time being. This is The Maritime Museum (museum) home to Alan Bond's winning America's Cup yacht Australia II, an Oberon class submarine and other iconic vessels from WA's maritime history. If you look to the right of the picture you'll see the green lighthouse that's on the South Mole, it's twin red lighthouse is on the North Mole.....
I think I've mentioned that Freo is the busiest docks in WA, on this stretch here called O'Connor Landing it's no surprise to see many different styles of sailing vessels berthed, it's also the point where the Swan River and Rottnest Island ferries come in.....
This rather forlorn sculpture of a young boy and his sister arriving in Fremantle is a memorial dedicated to the Maltese boys and girls who left their homelands to brave the unknown in Australia (memorial), unfortunately I think it wasn't all that they had hoped for.....

28 comments:

  1. To shrink life to the size of a suitcase - what a challenge indeed. Great pictures that capture the spirit. Please have a good Thursday.

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  2. The Maritime Museum looks startling, and the Maltese memorial should be moved to Greystanes in Sydney.

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  3. The museum looks fabulous! The sculpture is heart-wrenching - the poor little kids.

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  4. Poor kids indeed! The sculpture is indeed heart wrenching. And the museum does look terrific though! And I love all the ships! What a variety! Hope you have a great day1

    Sylvia

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  5. We need to contemplate the struggle of immigrants occasionally to appreciate how good we have it.

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  6. You are a marvelous ambassador!



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  7. Great captures, Grace! The first photo is quite amazing!

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  8. 'Tis a shame that most Americans are so isolated from the rest of the world they are mostly ignorant of other lands and other peoples. Not many of us know of the great maritime tradition in Australia. Thanks for this post!

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  9. I would love to see this place. I"m in landlocked B'ham so ships of any kind are something I'd want to see!
    V

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  10. These are great images Grace! Would love to see the museum!

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  11. Great post, the museum looks splendid! Is there a mosaic design in its façade?

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  12. Wonderful composition with the rounded building and adjacent angles.

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  13. I didn't know about Maltese emigration. Love the architecture of that museum!

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  14. Fine photos Grace and the tnird photo is a very moving post.

    Chrissy at Manchester: a photo a day at Mancunian Wave

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  15. Your photos do make me think about what was going through these immigrants minds when they first set foot on Australian soil.

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  16. Lovely shots Perth, I would love to explore Fremantle one day...

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  17. Lovely pictures and the museum looks beautiful.

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  18. Stop and Go lighthouses ... you Australians think of everything

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  19. That top photo is fantastic. What a great buidling. Such an interesting post.

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  20. that massive structure is strikingly modern and beautiful.
    and great shots in this post dear pdp. ^0^

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  21. Other beautiful vessels! Arianna

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  22. Hi,
    I am glad you came to visit me ! thank you very much, really appreciated, and thanks for the nice photos as well !

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  23. What a wonderful structure!! And SO dramatic against the sky!!!

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  24. are the Maltesians disappointed in their experience or that puny tribute? lol

    I find the recent world wide desire to create architecturally interesting museums a wonderful ambition

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  25. I could spend days around these ships...

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  26. Love the museum architecture and seeing the ships! I could be here for hours!

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