Happy 2013 and a little fun Freo photo identification competition

As a way of welcoming in 2013 in Fremantle I thought I’d kick the year off with a little fun Freo competition with some snaps I took in 2012.

The first person to write and tell me where in Fremantle each of the following 10 photos was taken from (not what they were taken of) gets me to buy them lunch in Fremantle at a café of their choosing.

If no one gets them all then the winner will be the person with the most correct.

I am going to have the next 10 or so days going pretty light on emailing, blogging and facebook so I can focus on some more in depth writing so I hope you enjoy this and the New Year is treating you well.

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13 Responses to Happy 2013 and a little fun Freo photo identification competition

  1. greg payne says:

    1. Essex st opposite esplande hotel
    2.
    3. Hilton park
    4.
    5. Victoria quay cruise ship
    6. Wood & Stack Streets
    7. Finnerty st outside museum
    8.
    9. ferris wheel esplande park
    10. Ontop of blinding housing home provedores Market street

  2. 1. Henry Street, at Notre Dame, the parking ticket machine

    2. Booyeembara Park

    3. Hilton Park Primary school, Rennie Crescent

    4. Warehouse next to/above Manning Arcade / High Street.

    5. Bridge of Voyager of the Seas Ship, Fremantle Port.

    6. Cnr Wood & Stack Steet, Chalwell wreckers

    7. Finnerty Street, Freo Arts Centre

    8. 163 Stevens Street, near Minilya Ave, next to golf course

    9. on the ferris wheel, Esplanade Park

    10. On top of the National Hotel

  3. Hi Brad,

    Love the competition! Maybe you should have asked people to email in so they didn’t get to see other people’s answers though?

    1) I’m going to say that this is either Henry or Cliff Street. And on wracking my brain for the brickwork, Henry Street heading towards the Esplanade.
    2) No bloody clue.
    3) Fremantle United Soccer and Recreation Club – but that’s a guess on my part.
    4) Was this taken on Pakenham Street by looking into the warehouse that’s being renovated opposite Nairn St?
    5) A cruise ship on Victoria Quay
    6) Taken while standing on Stack St outside the building
    7) Is this outside the Art Gallery? Or the Prison?
    8) This is in the West End somewhere – either Phillimore or Cliff Street or at the start of Marine Terrace near the railway line?
    9) This is the Ferris Wheel on the Freo Esplanade.
    10) This is from the top of the National Hotel – you lucky pig! 🙂

    How did I do?

  4. Ellen says:

    Glad to see I am not the only one struggling with a couple of them! I’m working on it 🙂

  5. I have got quite a few good attempts at this so far but to keep it fair I won’t put anymore comments/answers up for a day or two so everyone get’s a go.
    Greg has got a few right and a couple not quite so you can all use his as clues.
    Send in your answers as comments still as I’ll judge them on a first in basis
    Enjoy. cheers, Brad

  6. Paula Amaral says:

    1. Essex St
    2. Booyeembara pk
    3. Lefroy Rd
    4. Naval Store
    5. A cruise ship on Victoria quay
    6. Amherst or Stack St
    7. Finnerty St
    8. Tuckfield St
    9. The ferris wheel on the Esplanade pk
    10. The roof of the National Hotel on Market St.

  7. OK. I think we have a winner. I will announce tomorrow morning as it will require a perfect set of answers to beat this one!

  8. Volker Ritzka is the winner. Amazing. Here i was thinking i made too hard. well done! We are doing lunch at Soho in the next week or two

    THE ANSWERS
    1. Henry Street, West End, parking ticket machine

    2. Booyeembara Park

    3. Hilton Park Primary school, Rennie Crescent

    4. Old Speakies Theatre above Manning Arcade on High Street Mall

    5. Bridge of Voyager of the Seas Ship, Fremantle Port.

    6. Cnr Wood & Stack Steet, Chalwell wreckers

    7. Finnerty Street, Freo Arts Centre

    8. 163 Stevens Street, near Minilya Ave, next to golf course

    9. Top of the ferris wheel, Esplanade Park

    10. On top of the National Hotel

  9. Colin Nichol says:

    Number 4 is / was better known as the Majestic Theatre.

    • Thanks Colin. An early ‘talkie’ ?

      • Colin Nichol says:

        Even earlier, Brad. Electrically recorded sound arrived in America in 1925 and the first ‘talkie’ in 1927 – The Jazz Singer with Al Jolson. The Majestic opened in 1916.

      • Thanks Colin
        I remembered seeing a photo which had a sign referred to it as talkie but that must have been later in its life
        Cheers. Brad

      • Colin Nichol says:

        Given major theatres – cinemas – in Fremantle opened just after the turn of the century, they started as ‘silents’ and then took up ‘talkies’ as soon as the new technique was available, but there was a delay, as was to be expected. They were not entirely ‘silent’, as a pianist was employed to provide accompanying dramatic music! The arrival of ‘talkies’ was a significant event in more ways than one, in that a considerable number of pianists lost employment. Many theatres were used for ‘live’ performances as well – significant artists performed – hence they were as much theatres as cinemas, at the time. One, as I recall, was a roller-skating rink as well – where the NAB is today on High, through to Leake. Then, back to musical performances before films and during intervals, with the wonderful big theatre organs of the Thirties (here, earlier in ES).

        A pity some theatres have disappeared and especially late 19th century entertainment places, but while that was probably inevitable earlier, not so for recent times, which is why I bemoan the loss of the Palladium and its turn-of-the-century fitments (electrical, dismal Victorian toilets, for two) just a few years ago. I’ll plug it again – why not plaques to mark these and other significant places? The record is incomplete. (I may regret saying that ..).

        More than you needed to know! Yesterday went very well ..

        COLIN

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