Friday, Jun 25 2004
About Travel Photography,
Colors of the World.
Manfred is creator of ThisFabTrek.com, travel photography, a travel blog and a photography blog (a journey since 2004). '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, is ongoing. Photography and Journey, Stories from the Road and Life around the World, in Love and Peace.
Change! This looks like a good plan.
Still a couple of things need sorting.
But this is where I stand right now after necessary postponements.
I think I will travel Poland with Piotr starting 8th of July. We both
would be back in Vienna a week later and I should then, probably on
the 16th of July, be heading for Waldviertel, some 140km north west
from Vienna, to visit my cousin Gerd on his farm. I would stay for the
weekend of 17th and 18th of July. Next stage is to participate in a
bike tour on Grossglockner, Austria's highest mountain starting from
Bad Gastein in Salzburg on 21st and 22nd of July with some or most of
the same friends I was hiking that same mountain a year earlier in Aug
2003, To be honest already thinking of that trip makes me feel tired
and I really hope that some of the lads will be in an equally embarrassing
After that I am invited to attend the wedding of Angelika and Norbert
on 24th of July in Lech/Arlberg, pretty much in the west of Austria
which I am looking forward going to.
I should then be leaving Austria and go to Frankfurt (probably around
the 26th of July) and Hamburg (end of July) in Germany then Holland
(end of July, beginning of August) and finally London, England (beginning
of August) to visit some more old friends on the way.
I like my little game plan.
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