Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Farewell Freo.. for a while!



A few final shots from my trip to Fremantle last week when the weather was so much warmer than it is right now.. 3C overnight brrr! Above, crossing Esplanade Park, up ahead the Tourist Wheel, fabulous views out over the harbour and despite my morbid fear of heights I did take that 40metre high trip and can confirm the views are indeed fab! Below an equine weather vane atop a rather splendid row of  apartments on Cliff St. tres stylish oui..


 The 'Ten Arches' on a heritage facade in Cliff Street below, commissioned by the City for the Fremantle Festival, created by Julian Poon.. the religious themed work won the young artist the 2012  Mandorla Youth Art Award..


Have you ever tried to play a Didgeridoo? Take a look here.. check out the stomach muscle control, incroyable! So much puff required, I wonder if they give out free respirators with the free lessons :)


I leave you with this odd and slightly macabre image :) will tell you where I took it the next time I'm down in Fremantle.. it's a brilliant space and deserves a more detailed post... curious? Happy Tuesday, take care and stay safe...



29 comments:

  1. "Heads up... incoming Bambi !"

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  2. Wow, respect, Grace, I guess I would not brave that Tourist Wheel!
    Ingo has a Didgeridoo and can even play a bit :-)
    Huh, the last pic really is creepy... and still kinda arty.
    WA-Shirt-pics are sent to you, my gmx seems not to "know" your address, let me know if it has arrived?

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  3. How fun and exiting your visit was, thanks for sharing it with us. That is incredible fun as well. That is photo is surely worth giving a caption to! Heads will roll! A favorite saying of an old boss of mine, when he was in his best of moods! Ha! ha!

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  4. Photos 5-6 are my favs! very interesting architecture & wall art

    xoxo, Juliana | PJ’ Happies :)

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  5. Some very interesting, fun, funky and weird stuff going on in Fremantle! I think I would like it a lot! Except for the doll heads in that glass bowl. :)

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  6. I'm amazed that you went up on the Wheel, Grace! I would have bet tons that you wouldn't! ;-) And 3˚C is pretty cold for you - even here i'd have an extra sweater on under my coat!
    Love the arches project.

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  7. You went up???? You??? :-) But did you have your camera with you?

    Absolutely adore those murals!

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  8. Schöne Bilder das Wandbild ist lustig aber wo ist das Bild von der schönen Aussicht.:)

    Gruß
    Noke

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  9. All kinds of thoughts come to mind with this post. I'll be looking forward to more detail about that strange piece in the last photo. Maybe learning the Didgeridoo could help tighten up those slacking stomach muscles. Hmmm...something to ponder. Julian Poon is a talented young artist. That façade is brilliant. I'll remember the tourist wheel if I ever get to Perth. I'd like to check out that view.

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  10. Thought this was interesting: "A 2005 study in the British Medical Journal found that learning and practicing the didgeridoo helped reduce snoring and obstructive sleep apnea by strengthening muscles in the upper airway, thus reducing their tendency to collapse during sleep." :-)

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  11. Hmm you call it a tourist wheel. We call it a Ferris wheel.
    I will look forward to the explanation about the dolls.

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  12. The dolls are a little scary! Love the Ferris wheel, usually they give spectacular views.

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  13. Ooh Grace that last picture is more than a little scary, Fremantle looks great though..

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  14. maybe you can overcome your fear of heights. I bet the views were great.

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  15. Fab shots, but most delighted that you went up HIGH!


    ALOHA
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^=



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  16. So is Fremantle populated by unusually strange people?

    We bought a didgeridoo in Queensland during our one visit. My son still has it.

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  17. Looks like a lot of fun can be had a the fair Grace.

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  18. Well done for going up in the "wheel". Very worth it I would imagine.
    Those apartments are glorious... a beautiful old building.

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  19. Well done, I like discover this town !

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  20. I had never noticed that 10 Arches building in Cliff street, very nice.
    Very brave of you to have climbed the Wheel, I'm scared of heights too.

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  21. our fair is coming to town soon and i do like the view from the ferris wheel but it does kind of scare me a bit! i like roller coasters though! those arches are beautiful...the doll heads are a bit creepy!

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  22. Ya, but I can't see any snow. How bad can that be? Love the doll heads.

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  23. Yikes! That last image might roll around in my brain tonight when I try to sleep. And I can't believe you actually went up in that wheel. I thought you were a kindred heightophobe.

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  24. Thanks for this nice tour...

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  25. Fantastic posting today!
    I have enjoyed every image!

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