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Sunday, August 21, 2011


To say that the port city of Fremantle has character is an has a charming ambience that distinguishes it from the modern city of Perth. A mix of late Georgian, Victorian, Gothic architecture make the town of Fremantle most interesting to visit, and certainly unforgettable.

Much of the architecture in Fremantle was built by the convicts during the colonial era in the mid 1800s. The Gaol, now renamed the Round House is a well-known landmark. It was a jail until 1886.

Another landmark is the Fremantle Town Hall, representative of Victorian  architecture. It opened in 1887.

Gothic Architecture
St John's Church attracted my attention at first glance. Overlooking King's Square, it is said to be the true heart of Fremantle.

Just look at these ornate facades. Just lovely!

Gold Rush Architecture
Described as a 'rich' style as we can see from the examples below. The Gold Rush brought prosperity to Fremantle in the 1890s, and the architecture of that era reflects that.

I like this pretty shop window.


The people  we saw on the streets and park were busy and on the go on that day, though.



Linking to:
Skywatch Friday
Weekend Reflections
Scenic Sunday
Shadow Shot


  1. The diversity in the architecture is amazing, you have me wanting to visit.

  2. What a beautiful place. The buildings are awesome as most buildings constructed in the 1800s are. The details that went into them is amazing. Your pictures are great with the clouds and blue sky setting them off. Great Post. Thanks for sharing!

  3. The town hall is quite and elegant building!


    If I had a shadow as big as the sky,
    I never would fear, and I’ll tell you why:

    My shadow would save me from dragons and things
    That fly in the night with terrible wings;

    My shadow would keep me away from the beast
    That sniffs in the west and sniffs in the east,

    Hungry for children who play all alone,
    Hoping to feast upon blood, upon bone;

    My shadow would be my protector and knight
    To keep fear at bay, to banish all fright.

    I’m so glad my shadow is always nearby,
    Though it’s not nearly as big as the sky!

    © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Shadows here and here

  4. Looks like a great place to walk around and a great place to find reflections!

  5. Nice post and your photos, too.


  6. That is such a nice town to visit ! And I love the display pictures...