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The Roundhouse, High Street, Hotel Fremantle, Fremantle Municipal Tramways, Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: RTW10, thirty-nine

10 years ago, I began an around-the-world (RTW) journey lasting 389 consecutive days, from 24 December 2011 to 15 January 2013 inclusive.

17 September 2012.

From the top of the Roundhouse (1831), this northeast view along High Street faces turn-of-the-century architecture prevalent throughout Australia around the time of the gold rush. Hotel Fremantle (1899) is at left-centre, whereas the former home of the Fremantle Municipal Tramways (Car Barn, 1905) is at the very right. The city of Fremantle is located about 20 km southwest from Perth in Western Australia.

I made the image on 17 Sep 2012 with a Canon EOS450D (Rebel XSi) and these settings: 1/500-sec, f/8, ISO200, 50mm focal length (80mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-mwA.

Eremophila splendens, Kings Park and Botanic Garden, Perth, Western Australia, Australia, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: RTW10, thirty-eight

10 years ago, I began an around-the-world (RTW) journey lasting 389 consecutive days, from 24 December 2011 to 15 January 2013 inclusive.

15 September 2012.

In Perth, the sun, warmth, and visitors are in great abundance on this late-winter afternoon in Kings Park. One of the plants highlighted in the park is “eremophila splendens” which thrives in the area around Perth in western Australia. A full bloom in spring, the plant’s distinguishing features are the very “hairy” green leaves and red tubular flowers. The etymology for the plant name is provided by the Australian Native Plants Society:

•   Eremophila: from Greek eremos, “desert”; and phileo, “to love”; that is, “desert loving”, referring to the habitat.
•   splendens: Latin meaning “shining or splendid”, referring to the plant’s appearance.

I made the image on 15 Sep 2012 with a Canon EOS450D (Rebel XSi) and these settings: 1/50-sec, f/5, ISO400, 50mm focal length (80mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-mu1.

Indian Ocean, South Mole Lighthouse, Fremantle, Perth, WA, Australia, myRTW, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: Freo late-arvo sun over the Indian Ocean

It’s a cliché, but seeing a ‘new’ ocean for the first time is always a thrill. Rationally, I know water is water, wherever that might be: in an ocean on the other side of the world, in the atmosphere as water vapour, or in the running flow when I turn on the taps. For me, a geographical body of water sitting in a basin surrounded by a bunch of continents and above tectonic plates counts as an ocean. The body of water in front of me marks the southwestern extent of the Indian Ocean.

I’m at Arthur Head Reserve with the sight of container vessels entering and leaving the Port of Fremantle and the South Mole Lighthouse in the distance. I’m at the edge of Freo harbour in Western Australia, and truth is: I’m closer to India now than I’ve ever been.

During my year-long RTW, made this photo on 17 September 2012 with the Canon 450D, 50-prime, and the following settings: 1/1000-sec, f/10, ISO200, and 50mm focal length (80mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie on fotoeins.com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-bGH.

Fremantle Markets, Freo, Fremantle, Perth, WA, Australia, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: Fremantle tradition since 1897

In and around Perth and West Australia, the diminutive comes into play. “Freo” is the nickname for the city of Fremantle, about 30 minutes southwest from Perth. And in the waters off Freo is “Rotto” or Rottsnest Island which is home of the quokka marsupial. The Fremantle Markets have been around serving residents for over 120 years.

During my year-long RTW, I made this photo on 14 September 2012 with the Canon 450D, 50-prime, and the following settings: 1/1000-sec, f/8, ISO200, and 50mm focal length (80mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie on fotoeins.com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-bHY.

Hackett Hall, State Library of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: Hackett Hall, WA State Library (Perth)

In the 1890s, the rush for gold brought people and wealth into Western Australia, accelerating construction of many public buildings. Shown above is Hackett Hall, opened in 1913 and used as the reading room for the State Library of Western Australia until 1984. Materials used in the construction included Western Australian stone and wood to go along with local manufacturing to produce stamped or pressed tin patterned-ceilings, ornamental friezes, spiral staircases, etc. As seen here, the 1996 restoration of the upper levels have recreated the look and feel of a library from the early 20th-century (The Museum of Western Australia).

During my year-long RTW, I made this photo on 13 September 2012 with the Canon 450D, 50-prime, and the following settings: 1/40-sec, f/2.8, ISO800, and 50mm focal length (80mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie on fotoeins.com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-bHw.

Northbridge, Vincent, Perth, WA, Australia, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: ‘VHT Perth’ in Northbridge/Vincent

At first glance, this is not fancy, and perhaps, it’s also out of the way. But if you put me onto a train or bus to get me where I need to be, I’m good as good, right as rain.

With a high recommendation to this part of greater Perth, I’m in the Northbridge area, though technically, it’s the city of Vincent. On William Street there are plenty of places to sip and nosh: first, I’m jonesin’ for some proper Vietnamese food (extra cilantro, please), followed by a seat outside at a café with a coffee under warm late-winter sun.

I’ll achieve little over the next three hours. But my belly is full, I’ve got my sunnies on, and I’m basking under west Australian light.

During my year-long RTW, I made this photo on 12 September 2012 with the Canon 450D, 50-prime, and the following settings: 1/640-sec, f/8, ISO200, and 50mm focal length (80mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie on fotoeins.com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-bHF.

Robert Jenkins 2012 mural, Robert Jenkins, Subiaco Drive-In Bottle Shop, Subiaco Hotel, Subiaco, Perth, Western Australia, Australia, myRTW, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: Robert Jenkins’ Subiaco mural (Perth)

18 September 2012.

The city of Subiaco is an inner western suburb of greater Perth in western Australia. As I’m visiting friends in Perth for a few days, I find myself curious about “Subi”, and that’s when bright colours catch my eye. I wander into the Subiaco Hotel parking lot in front of a drive-in bottle shop. The side and back corner-wall of the bottle shop is covered with a delightfully whimsical mural, “Pull” (2012), by Robert Jenkins. A time-lapse of the mural’s creation is found here.


Robert Jenkins 2012 mural, Robert Jenkins, Subiaco Drive-In Bottle Shop, Subiaco Hotel, Subiaco, Perth, Western Australia, Australia, myRTW, fotoeins.com

Subiaco Hotel Drive-In Bottle Shop.

Robert Jenkins 2012 mural, Robert Jenkins, Subiaco Drive-In Bottle Shop, Subiaco Hotel, Subiaco, Perth, Western Australia, Australia, myRTW, fotoeins.com

Subiaco Hotel Drive-In Bottle Shop.


During my year-long RTW, I made the photos on 18 September 2012 with the Canon 450D. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-a16.

Remembrance Flame, State War Memorial, Kings Park and Botanic Garden, Swan River, Perth, Western Australia, Australia, myRTW, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: State Memorial in Kings Park, Perth

15 September 2012.*

It’s a beautiful warm afternoon for the final week of winter, and my friends in the western Australian city of Perth have suggested we spend the afternoon in one of their city’s parks, the Kings Park and Botanical Garden.

We arrive at the State War Memorial with (this east) view of the Swan River and the Darling Scarp (Darling Range, Perth Hills) in the distance. The war memorial includes the Flame of Remembrance (foreground) and the State War Memorial proper with Cenotaph and Court of Contemplation, an important site for commemorative events.

* The recorded high temperature for this date in metropolitan Perth was 26 degrees Celsius (79F): not bad for the final week of winter.


During my year-long RTW, I made this photo on 15 September 2012 with the Canon 450D, 50-prime, and the following settings: 1/1250-sec, f/8, ISO200, and 50mm focal length (80mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-a14.

Perth (WA): shadow and substance

Sometimes it pays to be lucky to look up over and beyond the optical viewfinder or the viewfinder screen on a camera.

Waiting to meet with a friend for beer in Perth’s Central Business District, I was basking in afternoon sun in the park across from the Art Gallery of Western Australia. I turned around and I saw an odd shadow projected by a sculpture in the foreground. Sure enough, the shadow from the kite-like structure formed an arrow conveniently pointed downwards to people strolling by on their way to and from to Perth central station.

The fundamental question is this: at the moment each of these people came under the “arrow”, about what were they thinking?

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