Thursday, April 2, 2015

Things that caught my eye in Fremantle..



A few things that caught my eye on our visit to the port city of Fremantle on Tuesday.. walking along the South Mole the view above of the WA Maritime Museum.. with HMAS Ovens resting on the historic WW11 submarine slipway at the side. If I wasn't so claustrophobic I would love to take one of the guided tours through the submarine.. can't imagine what it must have been like for long periods. Had a bit of a play with settings on my Olympus for the shot above.Meanwhile when we arrived to park and pay.. this is the first time I've seen meters where you have to key in your car registration number.. so much info just to park, do you have these in your city?


Below the bathing belles of the Bathers Beach House check out the link to see the gorgeous Art Deco style building..


Moi cosying up to an Italian fisherman in the boat harbour below, my favourite fishing vessels in the background..


School excursion Aussie style.. the Maritime Museum to the left, artists studios centre and the Round House, built in 1830 and the oldest building still standing in WA to the right..


Many school bands were busking around Freo on Tuesday, here a group warming up beside The Monk on South Terrace..


I have to stop sometime, so I'll end with a view down South Terrace aka the cappuccino strip.. if you pull in the poster on the lampost you'll see that not much has changed. Fremantle definitely values it's heritage buildings so much more than Perth city, which is a shame. As you can see it was cloudy and grey, they've been predicting rain for days now.. still waiting! Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe... p.s. how much fun was it to see everyone's 'shy self-portrait' yesterday :)




40 comments:

  1. Terrific captures as always, Grace, and it does look like you had a fun day/trip!! Wish I could have been there!!

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  2. I think that is the area my friend stays in when he has his yearly trip to your neck of the woods. It looks like a great place.

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  3. These are really thrilling!




    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^=

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  4. J'adore cette série de photos... La première tout en haut vraiment magnifique. C'est toujours un plaisir de te lire et de suivre tes excursions avec cet enthousiasme que tu communiques si bien et cette bonne humeur rejouissante

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  5. They're all good, but that first one is definitely an eye-catcher!

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  6. Great photos today. I feel like I've had a little tour around Freemantle. I haven't seen any meters like the one you have pictured but, I do know that our downtown has installed new individual parking meters that take credit cards and have these tiny little digital read-outs that I can't see without the old reading glasses.

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  7. Merci pour la promenade Grace ! The first one and the Italian fisherman with the pretty shy blonde are my favourites! :-)

    No way. We don't have them yet (though in Quimper at one point you got 15 minutes free every day for short stays and you had to enter your car registration number...

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  8. I have been on the submarine, it’s an excellent experience, as was the prison tour. The Maritime Museum is lovely. I have a photo of myself, my daughter and her partner next to a sculpture of a fisherman carrying a basket on his shoulder. I adore Fremantle. They had those parking meters back where I used to live, they were introduced to prevent people giving unexpired tickets away. They were very unpopular and most people continued to pass on their unexpired tickets anyway! A lovely post Grace x

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  9. Wonderful set of images Grace. And yes, Lupe is 7 years old now and she has opinions. ;)

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  10. Great stuff Grace, those clouds WOW! I like the 'selfie' with the Italian fisherman statue. Looks like a great place to visit..

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  11. 1st pic, what a strange looking place. The submariners of WW2 would have an opinion on that.
    Super place for the photographer Freemantle it appears.

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  12. Grace, your first photo is out of this world.

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  13. Love the museum building. You live in a very beautiful and interesting place. Really proves Florida is boring.

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  14. The building reminds me of Jules Verne's Nautilus in 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea.

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  15. These are great. What a fun place to explore.

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  16. A great way to spend a day Grace. Wishing a very Happy Easter. Enjoy.

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  17. I'm loving that first shot. Your striking tint gives it a historic quality - almost like I'm looking at some kind of WW2 scene. As for the number plate parking - never heard of that. It seems awfully complicated and would put me off - how about an app where you just submit a photo of your number plate?

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  18. Je découvre ta région et j'aime beaucoup !
    Cath.

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  19. Je découvre ta région et j'aime beaucoup !
    Cath.

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  20. Amazing first photo. Visiting a sub is interesting as you have to duck all the time going through the bulkheads and there is no room to swing a cat in either. Had the key in you number machines for a wil over here

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  21. So many nice shots. Looks like you had a great time.

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  22. Looks like you were really out and about! I love your picture with the Italian fisherman. Statues like that just call out for a photo, eh? ;-)

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  23. I loved my visit to Freo when on holiday to WA last year. I have a photo of me in the stocks in the Round House. Your photos are a great reminder of a fantastic time.

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  24. Nice pictures of the Fremantle place.

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  25. Very nice set of shots, Grace. Love the treatment you gave the top shot.

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  26. Would love a tour of that maritime museum. Love that shot too.

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  27. I like Fremantle too, such interesting photos Grace. I like your first photo.

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  28. I like history so would love to tour the museum. YES, I do know of a parking place that makes you key in your license plate. I had to park first, then go back to get the ticket. Last time I was there I had to run back and make sure I was keying in the right letters and numbers. :))

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  29. A lovely assortment of interesting buildings and a really nice reportage!

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  30. Wow, that is a great first shot, Grace!
    I did dare visit some submarines in Wilhelmshaven. Must´ve awful to be in there... especially for tall men.
    Love the pic with you and the fisherman!
    Yes, Freo is special, I agree, oh, I can send some hail over, if you like, btw. Or snow....

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  31. In do like the setting on your camera. No we do not have meters like that. We are in a large city. I don't think I have paid for parking here ever....even in the parking garages downtown. they are free after 5pm and weekends. love the bathing beauties!

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  32. wonderful series, love the first and fourth one.

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  33. Man, a lot to catch your eye. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  34. I can see you Grace!!!! Very nice walk!!!!

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  35. I LOVE that first shot - as an Olympus devotee (albeit entry-level only) I'm not surprised this is what came out of your camera. What model are you using?? Can't believe that parking meter nonsense ... but I'll bet it's on it's way to Adelaide NOW!!

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  36. A lot of eye catching stuff mate! Tom The Backroads Traveller

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