What stroll around Fremantle wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the historic railway station.
This building really is a beautiful example of early 1900’s architecture, though it’s very sad that the original gardens outside the front entrance have disappeared in favour of a parking & road system, but I suppose that’s progress for you.
The Fremantle Railway Station was originally constructed in 1881 on a different site and was rebuilt in it’s current location in 1907 to provide better access to Fremantle Port. Constructed from Donnybrook Stone (as used in Parliament House) & red brick the station is a fine example of Federation Free Classical architecture in Australia. The station building is currently undergoing restoration by Colgan Industries Stonemasons.
The building has a very contrasting look between the bright red brick and subdued limestone colours which I have accentuated slightly to give the image a real pop, especially when combined with the blue sky above. I have continued my use of HDR techniques that my other “A Walk Around Fremantle” images used.
I ‘ve had so much fun with this “A Walk Around Fremantle” series that I will be looking for another cool spot to stroll around soon 🙂