Thursday, June 20, 2013

Fremantle encore et fini.....!


A few last shots from Fremantle before we head back up to the city. Leaving Victoria Quay after our visit to the Maritime Museum we passed the Southern Crossing Statue, depicting an anxious arrival off the ship not realising his first encounter would be with a dingo :) and a lofty 12ft bronze statue of C.Y. O'Connor, the very man responsible for the harbour itself, not to mention the astounding Goldfields Pipeline which is still in use today. It wasn't until after I downloaded that I realised the placement of Mr. O'Connor could have been a little more 'comfortable' for the new arrival.....
With one thought in mind, coffee..well ok maybe two thoughts....and cake :) we made our way up Essex Street passing along the way Angel's House, which on Googling I discovered was originally three terraced houses built in 1880 and now a trendy 'heritage listed' cafe!
Continuing up onto South Terrace known as the 'cappuccino strip we found excellent sustenance, exploring builds the appetite right..or is that just me :)  If you want 'character', Fremantle is bursting at the seams with cafes, bistros, restaurants and hotels housed in heritage listed buildings, there are those who prefer to stay in Freo and visit Perth when they come to WA, which would you choose, old or the more modern? Blue skies again today so it'll be out into the garden for moi, it's a bit like a jungle out there! Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe.....

35 comments:

  1. Definitely fun placement of the 2 sculptures, Grace.

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  2. The two sculptures are priceless! What a fun capture! Looks like a really interesting place and colorful, too! Hope your week is going well, Grace! Enjoy!

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  3. One of my favorite places in all of Australia!
    (I stumbled on your blog unexpectedly.)
    Margaret

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  4. I would go twice: old the first time, and contemporary/modern the second.

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  5. I really love discovering such places through your eyes!
    Yes, the two statues are funny, but at first glance, I tought the dog was real! :o)
    I also visited your posts below, and found your maritime Museum absolutely FABULOUS!!
    I also liked the solstice celebration on the beach. Wish I was there...

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  6. Looks fabulous- the cappuccino strip sounds my cup of tea (as it were ;-) Like the soldier on the head photo- very witty even if unintended. Thx so much for the kind comments on my interview.

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  7. I wish I could join you! The eve of autumn is a delight with you!

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  8. I like the first composition, it's fun for me so see autumn photos now :-)
    Oh well, the second shot is also not bad, the Statue with an other Statue on her head... haha... well done, Grace!

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  9. Always love being with you, G :-)



    Aloha

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  10. Before I read your post, I studied that second picture and wondered what was going on in that photo. I'm glad you explained the unexpected placement. I also studied that top photo. I love the little tent sign and if I'm not mistaken, you've featured a post about an artist who created those whacky emus.

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  11. Oh that top photo is so inviting! And cafes, bistros, restaurants and heritage buildings? What more could one possibly want! (Other than coffee and cake that is...:)

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  12. I know what you mean Grace those cappuccino breaks are a necessary when out and about with our camera's .I love the older heritage areas in cities .... they are way more interesting and usually house some quaint and interesting little antiquey type shops .... It's definitely Freo 4 me.

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  13. I rather like the placement of those statues!

    The dingo sculpture reminds me of a new life sized sculpture here of a German shepherd at a monument to animals in war.

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  14. :) love the "double statue" photo! all that coffee if only I could still drink it!

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  15. Love the statues!

    Perth is such a beautiful place....

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  16. Interesting how you see one thing in the view finder and something a bit different on screen! As always interesting shots and entertaining commentary.

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  17. Nah, I think the placement is hilarious.

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  18. I think I would be more inclined to stay in Fremantle and visit Perth.

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  19. Amazing sculpture and I like a lot the first composition with the leaves,a special feeling of Autumn, it's beautiful!
    hugs
    Léia

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  20. Leaves on the ground and blue skies....?
    Lovely balancing act by the statue there. Such things are only noticed afterwords!

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  21. Coffee and cake. Were two words ever more loved and meant to be together?
    The statue is hilarious!

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  22. Thx for sharing your trip with us Grace. Hope the cappuccinos and cake(s) sustain you tomorrow in the garden.

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  23. Haha, sadly I find pretty much anything 'builds' the appetite!!!! LOVE the statue placement ... are you sure it doesn't really look like that??!!

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  24. I thought what a strange sculpture on top of his head, but you made the fun yourself ha,ha. Well captured!

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  25. The land in which you live is filled with fascinating buildings, histories and people and you photograph all beautifully!

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  26. i am LOL... funny how we can be so intent on one thing we miss the other .. ;0

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  27. You present your city in a favorable light. I would love to visit Perth.

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  28. Oh Grace...what a nice little tour. Especially like the idea of cakes - it was my birthday today :). Cheers!

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  29. The top shot is my favourite, it's so beautiful!

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  30. Looks like a nice spot to stop for coffee (and cake!) and do a little people watching too!!!

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  31. The Fremantle Bakehouse! We ate a couple of times there...very nice. Btw,we chose to stay in Fremantle and visit Perth on the train a few times (and renting a car for travelling further afield). We really loved staying there. Thanks again for the memories, Sue, Worcs, UK x

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