I love Fremantle. It’s the closest thing to a town with charm here.
For all the beauty and space and cleanliness of Western Australia, its all a bit new, which means that most places near here are modern and somewhat lacking in character. Ok, totally lacking in character.
Perth is the same, most of it is pretty new, and the bits that are older have been somewhat overwhelmed by the modern stuff. Shame really, I’ve seen some pictures of the city in the 50’s and it had all the charm of Fremantle.
Freo though, is dripping with character, full of cafes and trendy restaurants which is probably why its expensive and popular. It also has the oldest building still standing in Western Australia – the Roundhouse, which was built in 1850, just to give you an idea how new this place actually is.
A lot of the buildings in middle of Fremantle date from the turn of the century 1900 – 1910 ish and, thanks to some quirk of planning fate, has been largely spared the urban demolition of the 60’s and 70’s which has rendered so many other cities in slab like concrete.
So I met up with a couple of friends for a photo wander after work, just because. Enjoy.
Oh, and apparently, I shoot in portrait mode most of the time, so this post is a little long 😉