South Mole Lighthouse, at the end of a man-made jetty, marks the entrance to the Swan River (with Perth upriver to the North) from the Indian Ocean, Fremantle, Australia
“Fremantle is a major Australian port city in Western Australia, located at the mouth of the Swan River [on the Indian Ocean]. Fremantle Harbour serves as the port of Perth, the state capital. Fremantle was the first area settled by the Swan River colonists in 1829. It was declared a city in 1929, and has a population of approximately 27,000. The city is named after Captain Charles Fremantle, the English naval officer who established a camp at the site on 2 May 1829. The city contains well-preserved 19th century buildings and other heritage features. The Western Australian vernacular diminutive for Fremantle is Freo.” – Wikipedia
Many of the city’s 19th century buildings have been lovingly and beautifully restored, here the old Mediterranean Shipping Company’s headquarters, Fremantle, Australia
Chamber of Commerce building (restored; dating back about 100 years), Fremantle, Australia
Just 30 minutes from Perth, the bustling, dynamic port city of Fremantle has long been renowned for its eclectic mix of arty and alternative types. Fremantle has recently been named in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2016.
A nice mix of architectures in Fremantle, Australia
Proclamation Tree is thriving in downtown Fremantle, Australia
The Boys’ School building has been restored and is no longer a school, Fremantle, Australia
Art lovers are catered for in Fremantle with art ranging from highbrow gallery displays to Indigenous designs, to street art on the sidewalk. Fremantle is also home to Notre Dame University Australia, whose investment in, and restoration of, many fine old buildings has brought new life to the West End, as students from all over the world fill its streets.
A juxtaposition of architecture from two centuries, with the iron lattice-work balconies of the former hotel contrasting with the stark, modern brick apartment building behind it in Fremantle, Australia
National Hotel, nicely restored in Fremantle, Australia
Typical intricate iron work on balconies of 19th century buildings in Fremantle, Australia
A 19th century church in Fremantle, Australia
Joe’s Fish Shack, an oldie still operating in Fishing Boat Harbour, Fremantle, Australia
South Mole Lighthouse on the man made jetty (Fleet Street) marks the entrance to the Swan River from the Indian Ocean, Fremantle, Australia