Landing in Perth from Kuala Lumpur, the winds were in favour of us passengers and we even had the seats on the side with the view... The plane did a semi-circle over Perth and Fremantle and granted us some nice photo options.
The mouth of the Swan River forms a natural harbour, which has been extended by artificial port basins. The northern bank (front/left in the photos) ist mostly occupied by the container terminal. Along the Southern bank we see rows of sheds and the railway between the river and the city center witht he old town. Beyond, we have the basins of the Fishing Boat Harbour, now partly a yacht harbour but still home to a fleet of fish trawlers.
addressing fremantle with 'freo' as locals did is something reflecting the charm of the city. especially the old quarter from freo's train station to direction high street and kings square. it's beautiful. an architectural delights for my eyes and my camera.
Fondest memory: wander around old freo in one fine day with dearly vt member willy_wonka. she's proudly show me her beautiful city!
and of course, speaking about freo i will never forgot to mention about shipwreck museum and the old buildings from high street, kings square to essex street.
Western Australia is on Western Standard Time...( WST )
Which is 8 hours ahead of GMT
WA is 1 1/2 hours behind South Australia and the Northern Territory and 2 hours behind all other states.
From October to mid March,time differences to Victoria,New South Wales,ACT,Tasmania and South Australia increase by 1 hour because of daylight savings,which does not opreate in Western Australia.
Fondest memory: I wish Fremantle had daylight Savings.
Shopping a girls best friend :-)
Fremantle Tourist PrecinctShopping Hours.
9.00am to 5.30pm....Monday to Wednesday & Friday
9.00am to 9.00pm....Thursday
9.00am to 5.00pm....Saturday
12 noon to 5.00pm....Sunday
Fondest memory: I love the old world charm of Fremantle.
There are so many nice little shops in Fremantle,just stroll around and you will be amazed at what you can find.
Fremantle - or Freo as the locals call it, is a favourite area of mine. I lived in Perth for 2 years just south of Freo and so a visit there most weekends was usually on the agenda.
The shopping is great as well as the restaurants. There are some very different type of stores all set in a lovely historic environment. At the weekends, the buskers are out in force providing plenty of street entertainment.
Favorite thing: Not exactly a tip - just to show that pretty easy-going cappuccino Freo with its "no worries" culture also has its backsides.
Fondest memory: In the afternoons and evenings there is a lot of life on the streets as people come out to drink and dine.