Winter Approaching in Fremantle

We are having a proper winters day here in Perth and the rain has now set in for a while by the feel of it.
I met a few of my riding mates for Breaky in at Fremantle this morning and as I left, the approaching storm made a really nice backdrop to the Fremantle Architectural landscape.
Far be it from me to let a photo opportunity slide, so this is the result.

Roof Top Creativity

The Boys

The review

The Ring Arrow Last night I joined the very talented and passionate Oly Oldroyd, who is one of the on board photographers on True North.

He has embarked on a mission to enter a video completion to showcase Fremantle and Oly has chosen to feature his flatmate Shakey, who is a Fremantle artist.

There is a pop up bar currently operating on the top of the Queensgate carpark in Fremantle and Oly came up with the idea of getting Shakey to do a painting of Bon Scott live in the very cool surroundings on the rooftop bar, where he had video captures, drone footage, timeless and stills.

I very much enjoyed this little excursion and  found all the creative energy very inspiring.

I will share Oly’s video when it is done and I am sure you will all be impressed with the outcome.

East West Design Fremantle

East West Design

I was driving past this new furniture import shop in South Tce the other day when the new painting on the shop sides caught my eye and then I saw the owner was still painting, so I pulled over to inspect his work and very pleased that I did!

He has created so much depth into the work and it both fits perfectly with the street feel and what he is trying to portray as a shop.

Well worth a look!

Trawlers in the Night

Kailis Night

Kailis Night Trawlers

We have had some very calm evenings of late down under in Perth and the other night, on the way home I saw a total glass off happening, so I ventured into Fremantle to see what might jump out at me and came away with these.

I remember when this area was full of shipyards run by Yugoslav brothers Marko and Drago Sambralio building wooden fishing vessels for the crayfishing fleet.

This whole area was transformed to prepare for the Americas cup back in 1987 and now remind the Tourism icon of Fremantle.

The last wooden boat built in WA was now many years ago and has been replaced by aluminium and fibreglass in the crayfishing industry, but steel still remains the material of choice for the trawler fleet.

Note that the last crayboat built on this coast was 10 years ago…a far cry from when we were building 50 x 50ft + crayboats a year in the early 80’s!

Me thinks I might be showing my age with this story…doh!