Thursday, 7 April 2011
A-Z blogging challenge "F" - Fremantle
I was tempted to write about Firefly, and I even briefly considered the Foo Fighters, but then I had the brilliant (ha) flash of inspiration that led me to settle on Fremantle instead. I work right in "Freo", as locals call it, a stone's throw from the Esplanade in one direction and the Roundhouse in another. I'm a south-of-the-river girl and proud of it!
Anyway, here's some information about good ole Freo for your knowledge-ingesting pleasure (that sounds kind of gross, doesn't it?!).
Fremantle is about 20-30 mins drive from Perth's city centre, and is one of three main "centres" in the city region - the third being Joondalup way up north. Fremantle is known for its hippies, but it also features some bikies (when I was a pizza delivery chick I delivered pizza to one of the famous bikie gangs near Freo) and, of course, professionals like me! The University of Notre Dame Australia is to the Western end of "old Fremantle", not far from the Roundhouse. Café 55 is where I get my morning coffee, and I highly recommend it to anyone visiting!
The great thing about working in Freo (apart from how pretty it is) is that you have so many awesome pubs/other eateries to choose from when buying lunch. My colleagues and I go out once a week to Little Creatures Brewery (or somewhere else if the mood takes us). Little Creatures is kind of famous around Australia. People come from interstate to gawk at the original brewery across the Esplanade in Freo.
Some pictures of mine from around the Freo area:
And finally I must mention my footy team, the Fremantle Dockers (yes, this is a 2010 poster but I haven't seen a 2011 one yet :D).
Gotta love a man who wears purple!