Saturday, January 23, 2021

Harbour views at sun up.. encore et fini.

 

 The sculpture 'To the Fishermen' created by Fremantle artist Greg James commemorates the local fishermen who started the fishing industry in Fremantle, often under dangerous conditions. It is one of my favourite of the many Greg James sculptures around WA. The memorial incorporates '12 timber columns with the names of 608 fishermen taken from pre 1947 fishing licence records, who pioneered the industry in Fremantle, both men and women are equally honoured for their pioneering spirit and the hardships endured'..


The blue fishing boats in the harbour are super photogenic at any time of the day, this is the first time I've seen them in the shadows of the sun coming up..



Below looking down Fremantle High Street from the Round House at 6.30am hardly a creature stirred :) but the aroma of freshly ground coffee wafted reassuringly up from Chalkys Espesso Bar, down there to the right.. we may have been the first in for coffee and breakfast but by the time we left the cafe was buzzing, I should have taken a pic of that :) Have a good weekend, take care and stay safe..

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21 comments:

  1. Beautiful place.
    Harbours have always been a favored place of mine. Perhaps because I grew up in the mountains full of coal.

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  2. That view down High Street almost looks like a movie set. It's just perfect.

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  3. Beautiful photos of Fremantle Grace, specially with the sunrise glow.

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  4. ...being by the water adds touches of magic.

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  5. Great sculptures, and I really like the early morning light here.

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  6. They are such hard workers under risky conditions. A boat of scallop fishermen sank here on the Atlantic coast a couple of weeks ago. They still haven't found anything of them.

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  7. The sculptures are beautiful. Harbours are always nice to see, I like walking around them. there are so many interesting things to see.
    Have a nice weekend!

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  8. Your photos bring back happy memories Grace.

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  9. Grace, you had a great and productive time early in the morning with excellent light and reflections. I can see why you like the sculpture and the blue fishing boats.

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  10. Dearest Grace,
    What perfect light you got for these stunning pictures!
    The sculptures speaks volumes.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  11. Great photos of a great area. Thanks for getting up so early and sharing your experience.

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  12. Yes, those blue fishing boats really are photogenic. Love the sculptures!

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  13. I remember that sculpture it is a good one.

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  14. Amazing sculptures. Awesome pics.

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  15. And guess what we have in the fridge for a rare change, Grace!
    Ingo´ll make a fish-dinner!
    I love the Freo harbour, and wow, early birds now, huh 🦜
    To a great weekend

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  16. You have really made good use of the early morning walk everything so cheerful and fresh.

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  17. Beautiful photos Grace, love that sculpture of the fisherman very much too. The sunlight is wonderful!

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  18. The memorial is a beauty. Fishing is so underrated as an occupation and so dangerous. It is great to see it celebrated and remembered.

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  19. I like statue of fisherman.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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  20. Excellent shots! I should start taking early walks.

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