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My place in time – Freo photowalk part 2.

This is my place in time.

A few weeks ago Jason and I celebrated 11 years together by heading out for coffee and lunch in Fremantle. It was a beautiful midweek sunny day sandwiched between long stretches of pretty foul spring weather, and we enjoyed the chance to get out in the sunshine.

We started our day by visiting Monument Hill (photos coming soon), followed by coffee and Littlesweet honey jumbles at Chalkys. We then walked up the little road alongside the Roundhouse (I don’t do stairs) to look out at the coast. Lunch followed at Moore and Moore, then we headed back up the coast through Cottesloe and City Beach. It was a lovely day out, and I’m really enjoying making new memories with my man.

#55 – Out on a date

Following our trip to Monument Hill we settled in with coffee and bikkies at Chalkys Espresso Bar in Fremantle’s historic West End. Chalkys sits at the very end of High Street, at the base of The Roundhouse and is housed in the old Fremantle Municipal Tramways building. Chalkys’ walls feature these fantastic black and white graphic murals of the trams and roundhouse back in the early 1900s. I love it!


My place in time #55 - Out on a date.

My place in time #55 – Out on a date.

No1 High Street, Fremantle.

No1 High Street, Fremantle.

Exterior of Chalky's. I love all the detail the windows reflect.

Exterior of Chalkys. I love all the detail the windows reflect.

So much exciting clutter to drool over!

So much exciting clutter and tasty goodies to drool over!

Chalky's interior.

Chalkys’ interior.

I am pretty obsessed with bottles and jars. Love these amber ones.

I am pretty obsessed with bottles and jars. Love these amber ones.


#72 – A local playground

I toyed for a while about whether this photo would be for “somewhere I visited as a kid” or “I wish this place had never changed”. Both are appropriate. This is the playground under the pine trees on Fremantle’s esplanade. With the exception of the climbing net, I think that the playground is really boring and cookie cutterish. I understand that it’s far safer, but I miss the old wooden adventure playground with its suspension bridges, long metal slides etc. Oh and the swings where you could fly so high that it felt that you were in the trees.

I used to collect the pine… actually I’m not sure what they are called…sticks? Fronds? Needles? Anyway, they look like Quokka or Kangaroo tails. So we used to stick them in our waistbands as kids and bounce around like Kangaroos. =) Fun times.

The playground at The Esplanade.

The playground at The Esplanade.


Here are a few pictures from around Mews street and the docks where Ciccerellos and Kailis Bros are. There is a sculpture down here of Bon Scott from AC/DC.

A couple of guys having a smoke with Bon.

A couple of guys having a smoke with Bon.

Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour and Ciccerellos landing.

Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour and Ciccerello’s landing.

Fishermen sculpture.

Fishermen sculpture.


#45 – Authority

Police cars in High Street.

Police cars in High Street.


This is just a building that I like the detailing on. Perth was filled with buildings like this before I was born, but over many decades they were destroyed in the name of progress. Fremantle kept theirs.

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These photos are from inside Moore and Moore cafe in the Moores Building. Unless you’ve been to Freo you probably won’t get this, but it’s “Very Freo”. Laid back, eclectic, arty, and a great multi-purpose space. I like that unlike many cafes, this one actually has padded seats. More places need to follow suit!

This chair is gorgeous.

This chair is gorgeous.

© Kell Rowe 2013 www.blackcurrantphotography.com.au

© Kell Rowe 2013 www.blackcurrantphotography.com.au

© Kell Rowe 2013 www.blackcurrantphotography.com.au

Masses of band posters are my cup of tea.

Masses of band posters are my cup of tea.

Moore and Moore.

Moore and Moore.


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These photographs were taken as part of the “My place in time” challenge. You can find out more about the challenge here.


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