Sunday, June 10, 2007

Also known as Safeway

The pictured building, above, was supposed to have housed a Woolworths (aka Safeway in the eastern states) supermarket sometime in 2007 but that has now been severely delayed. Part of the building collapsed on May 19, 2007, leaving one worker briefly trapped in the rubble, inside the safety cage of his forklift which, undoubtedly, saved his life and left him only with minor injuries. This photo, taken on June 10, 2007, shows the building after demolishing work had already begun.

The building was being built using what is known as 'tilt-up' construction, where apparently the structures are relatively unstable until they are completed. Multiple investigations are, of course, underway and hopefully all this reinforces the thinking that when it comes to infrastructure, there should be no shortcuts. The only way should be the safeway.

Vantage point: 32°03'04.20" S, 115°44'57.30" E

Monday, September 04, 2006

The Fremantle Dockers

September 4, 2006 - Well, AFL finals fever has hit the City of Fremantle! The Fremantle Dockers have surged into the finals, winning their last nine games and positioning themselves third on the ladder. So, being a mad Essendon Bombers supporter for more than a decade, I thought since I have now moved to Fremantle, I'd go down to the Fremantle Oval and see what all the fuss was about at the Dockers' last public training day this week.

As you can see from the photos, there was quite a showing from their faithful supporters. There are a lot of people, and not all of them Freo supporters, who are hoping the Dockers can win their first finals match in their short history this weekend against the Crows. If they do, they'll have a week off, advancing to a preliminary final with 10 straight wins under their belt and, from there, who knows what they can do...

GO THE BOMBERS!! Well...for the time being, I suppose it's CARN FREO!!

Fremantle Oval*: 32°03'22.20" S, 115°45'04.60" E

*Since this post includes multiple photos that were not taken from the same vantage point, I have not included the usual vantage point coordinates for Google Earth but rather the coordinates for the Fremantle Oval.

Monday, July 17, 2006

The Farley Mowat

July 16, 2006 - This is a photo of the anti-whaling ship Farley Mowat, taken on the eve of its departure from Fremantle to Melbourne.

"The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society was founded in 1977 in Vancouver BC by Captain Paul Watson. The mandate of the organization was marine mammal protection and conservation with an immediate goal of shutting down illegal whaling and sealing operations." -

During Farley Mowat's visit, the City of Fremantle also announced that the ship could call Fremantle its home port - making it only the second vessel in the city's history to receive this distinction.

Captain Paul Watson, who was chosen by TIME Magazine as one of the environmental heroes of the 20th Century in the year 2000, actually commands the Farley Mowat out onto the icy waters of the Southern Oceans of Antarctica to get up close and personal with the Japanese whaling ships. The Farley Mowat harasses, obstructs and rams into these whale-killing ships, taking the initiative to protect these great mammals head on. They do not do this to protest whaling, but to intervene with the purpose of upholding international laws protecting the whales.

Sea Shepherd is looking to raise $2.5 million to purchase another vessel to support the Farley Mowat in its cause.

Vantage point: 32°03'06.10" S, 115°44'35.75" E

Saturday, July 15, 2006

40 Area

This was taken only a few metres away from where I took the photo in my Abandoned post.

A side note: both cars captured travelling in this photograph were observing the 40km/h speed limit.

Vantage point: 32°02'59.00" S, 115°44'53.95" E

Friday, July 14, 2006

The Happy Buccaneer

Well... ummm... not much really to say about this one. It's a sizeable ship, has huge cranes and the words BIG LIFT displayed all over it!

I've seen this hard-to-miss BigLift a few times in the Fremantle Port. I believe it is actually known as the "Happy Buccaneer".

Vantage point: 32°02'55.15" S, 115°44'52.20" E

Saturday, July 08, 2006

The Rainbow Warrior Series (#3 of 3)

September 10, 2005 - This is the third and final photograph in the Rainbow Warrior series.

Click here to see the first post of the series. It includes a brief description of Greenpeace's Rainbow Warrior ships.

Vantage point: 32°03'13.00" S, 115°44'26.55" E

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

The Rainbow Warrior Series (#2 of 3)

September 10, 2005 - This is the second of three photographs in the Rainbow Warrior series.

Click here to see the first post of the series. It includes a brief description of Greenpeace's Rainbow Warrior ships.

Vantage point: 32°03'12.95" S, 115°44'26.40" E