Thursday, September 8, 2011
The first views you get of Fremantle when driving down the beach road from Cottesloe are not the most attractive.. The coastal entrance into the beautiful old harbour city is very industrial, with the massive silver fuel tanks and the many cranes working steadily in the vast container yards. Fremantle has been the busiest port in Western Australia since the late 1800's, cargo ships from all over the world dock and unload their containers, cars from Japan and other places, in fact everything you could imagine arrives here and is prepared for it's final destination somewhere in WA....The big grey building in the center of the picture is the Fremantle Port Authority building and the colourful building in front of the tanks is a surf life saving club, if you pull the image in you'll see the valiant group of surfers heading for the water on this cold day.....!! Looking at it again, it seems to have developed a sort of 'fairground' charm, it's doing a job and you have to appreciate it for that.....!!
Posted by PerthDailyPhoto at 6:58 AM