It’s finally here. We’ve been watching the excavations, construction and landscaping for a long time and it’s finally opening tomorrow. There’s fun family-friendly events happening from 10 am in the morning right through till 4pm.
Want to learn a thing or two about beer? Then beer school is for you.
You can expect to smell some hops, touch some malt and taste some beers. You’ll be shown how beer is made and get to ask lots of questions. When I attended there were two brewers on hand and they were perfectly happy to answer basic questions as well as technical ones. We sampled the Little Creatures range as well as some craft beers from Alaska, New Zealand and Germany so you can completely geek out on hops.
You know her sister’s famous zebras on the wall of Ootong and Lincoln and now on the inside walls you can view and buy Marika Brock’s colourful and creative Fremantle photography.
The colour and creativity of Fremantle, in its historical buildings, the geometric shapes of the port, its containers and cranes and the passion of a Fremantle tribe, whether for their football or support of local art spaces inspires Marika’s latest collection of photography.
This has been around for a while but that’s no reason not to post about it. Situated in a vacant lot in North Fremantle a Great mural of a kraken making short work of a ship.
There aren’t many desert islands in the world that you can get to within 15 minutes of home and which virtually guarantees you can hang out with some friendly sea lions. Carnac is a bit of a gem really, it can get quite busy with boats on very hot afternoon, but you can sometimes be the only boat over there which makes for a very peaceful day of swimming and snorkelling. Getting to Carnac Island can be a little tricky unless you (a) have a boat or (b) are a friend of A.
For many years a dilapidated service station masquerading as a chocolate shop, the corner of Lefroy and South has been undergoing a serious makeover over the last six months. The owners have spruced up and refitted every square inch of this place, leaving it with a massive front deck and an inside that is part café, part science lab, part coffee wonderland.
Today we went to Myre to take a look at the boards of the three finalists of the Kings Square Architectural Competition – McBride, CODA and Kerry Hill. As you probably know Kerry Hill have won the competition. We very much admire Kerry Hill’s elegant, timeless style and are huge fans of the State Theatre Centre (which Kerry Hill designed in 2005). This design is beautiful as well. However, it is ‘big city architecture’, quite monumental and (we feel) too imposing for our quirky, vibrant and diverse Freo. For Freo we would have preferred the other entries, which seem to be more considerate to Freo’s feel and history, both in their own way.
We went to the Bathers Beach Markets last night. The new layout is great. There are stalls from Kidogo along Bathers Beach, the Roundhouse all the way to the J-Shed. It’s a nice little stroll with music along the way. Each area has it’s own feel – the original site around Kidogo is the buzzy place full of picnickers, while J-Shed is more laid-back and arty. Our favourite spot was the Taco-place at the whaling tunnel, where you can chill out and watch the sunset on beach chairs away from the hustle and bustle. Did anyone of you try the camel-ride?
My favourite thing about these types of murals is when the artist just paints over everything. In this one I love that the little doors that are painted over.