Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Phillimore Street Fremantle..



When you come to Perth a visit to the port city of Fremantle is absolutely essential, in fact I'd recommend staying a night or two, there's a lot to see there. If you're into heritage buildings.. and who isn't :) Fremantle has streets of splendid old beauties, Phillimore Street (excellent link) being one of the best.. wonder if I can find any old pics of what it looked like before the roads were laid..


Built in 1902 Elder House on the corner above, initially the home of the Fremantle Harbour Trust and the Royal Australian Navy Intelligence Headquarters during WW11, not really sure what it's used for now, looks pretty quiet.. but can you just imagine the hustle and bustle of activity going on back then.  Below, built in 1908, red doors to the right, the Old Fire Station, now the Old Fire Station Backpackers, good reviews.


Couldn't resist one more shot.. below to the left can you guess what the round structure by the lamppost is? Built in 1924 it's a ... horse trough! I really have to find some old photographs! Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe... p.s. check the Phillimore St. link, so good! p.p.s. took these last week, don't think the skies are going to be so blue for the next few days :)


36 comments:

  1. Your top shot is perfection! And, the whole area looks worth a visit. I was just going to comment on the blue skies and now you're suggesting a weather change...for now :). We actually have sunshine here. Makes a change.

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  2. Love your captures for the day, Grace!! Beautiful buildings and beautiful skies for the perfect backdrop!! I would SO love to visit there someday!! Hope your week is off to a great start! Enjoy!!

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  3. Superb first photo!!!!
    Lovely to see proper buildings not made with glass!
    Great horse trough.

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  4. The sky is intensely blue Grace. I've read about the wonderful old buildings in Freemantle before and it's very appealing - even more so now after I've seen your excellent photos. The link was indeed very good!

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  5. I love the look of this area, Grace! I'm off to check out your link.

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  6. I would LOVE to see Australia in person one day!

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  7. This looks like a wonderful place to wander around and take photos especially on a day like you had with blue skies and sunshine. You were right about that link, very good indeed. It even had the added bonus of a photo of the Google street view car. I saw one of those cars once when I was in Italy.

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  8. And not a horse in sight, not even a bluey or a red dog to jump in the trough.

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  9. Those buildings are so impressive on streets that are so unbelievablyquiet. The domed building makes quite a statement on the street corner.

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  10. The photos are superb! Especially that first one with the blue, bleu sky! But it appears the place is deserted...are the streets normally this free of people and traffic?

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  11. Ah, if only the people I work with would see fit to send me on an all-expenses-paid month-long visit to Australia. (Sigh!) :-)

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  12. Elder House is a beauty Grace. If I'm ever in Perth I'll want to visit Freemantle too!

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  13. I do enjoy just that kind of thing! It sure was quiet the day you shot these, but I can imagine back in the day just how bustling the town was. I bet those old photos you're tempting us with, will be incredible too.

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  14. I did check out your links, very nice, and it does get a bit hectic around there still!

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  15. That's a beautiful old building Grace, it certainly looks like a great area to explore with a camera..

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  16. It looks like the roof "shingles" are copper. How distinctive.

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  17. The main building in today's post is a handsome one. I adore your first capture. The roof tiles are crisp as can be.

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  18. On t'other corner building behind horse trough is Old Customs House home of Artsource. http://www.artsource.net.au/About/Our-history
    Love Freo!!!

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  19. Also here for old photo http://slavinarch.com.au/tag/elders-building/

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  20. The contrast of the white building and that brilliant blue sky is very striking Grace.

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  21. Really beautiful white building.
    Hugs

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  22. Ports are so full of history Grace and I'm sure a walk around Fremantle with a camera in tow would be a delight.
    I love your top pic.

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  23. Very beautiful place!
    Could you imagine a city street in the USA without cars or litter?

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  24. Splendid architecture, my favorite is the detail in the first photo!

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  25. Yes, I love all the old buildings in Freo, too, Grace - amazing horse trough!

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  26. I like the up-close, angled look to the first one.

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  27. Great link about the Phillimore street buildings. Fremantle has some beautiful old buildings, I hope they will be kept in good condition for many years to come to be enjoyed by future generations.

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