About Travel Photography,
Colors of the World.
Manfred is creator of ThisFabTrek.com, travel photography, a travel blog and a photography blog (a journey from 2004 to 2013). 'I set out to see the colors of the world, always I try to capture the colors'.
Seeing, is understanding, so I report and photograph, but formost enjoy and live those different conceptions of life (all that TV [and the web] cannot give). I reject jealousy, animosity, bigotry. Be free!
The mind, when pondering at night and always asked those questions. What am I doing in corporate wonderland of bank, university, office or church? Who is the other animal asleep deep inside, the thinker, punk, creative, or Indian, vagabond and healer, maybe artist, writer, photographer, traveler, globetrotter? Oh God, dare you to think. When I saw the lies, gambles and manipulations I follow the old dream and set out for the journey of life lived, the journey to see the colors of the world.
During years on the road I have taken the turns as they came along, and realized one thing: Only such a small part of the planet can be explored and such a vast land and sea mass will always remain unknown, to me; many swamps, jungles, deserts and oceans will never be traveled. But then I am father of twin boys, Daniel and David, my most important, and I show them some of the wonders and colors out there.
ThisFabTrek, Photography and Journey, the Stories from the Road and Life around the World, stopped in August 2013 after more than 9 years, Love and Peace.
The year 2008.
After Ouagadougou back to Bamako. In Jan I fly back to Vienna, pack up my family, fly via Casablanca back to Bamako, Mali then Senegal, Guinea Bissau. On my own I head south, pass Guinea into Sierra Leone, then Liberia, into Cote d'Ivoire and back to Bamako.
Summer means touring Europe. With and without family. Then I turn back to Bamako, where the year ends.
And - back to Bamako, where else.
Summer in Morocco and Europe.
Cote d'Ivoire, June 2008.
Sierra Leone and Liberia, who said it's dangerous?
Guinea Conakry, 3rd time, last time?.
Guinea Bissau, still with Daniel and David.
We are back in Segou, Mali, with Daniel and David.
- 2008 02 02 - Segou, Festival sur le Niger, 4th edition, Salif Keita, Bassékou Kouyaté, Cheik Tidiane Seck.
- 2008 02 01 - Segou, Festival sur le Niger, 4th edition, Habib Koité Mangala Camara, Abdoulaye Diabaté.
- 2008 01 05 - Bamako, Mopti, Ouagadougou, Bamako, Vienna, Casablanca, Bamako.
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