Wednesday, July 21 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.
Today maybe, Tomorrow morning for sure....
Loading up me, me on top.
One more time in the garage.
My father looks, still in disbelieve..
Agnieszka and sister Mirijam.
We all manage to smile. We all have different reasons not to.
In the final days before leaving the Land Rover needs another servicing
in the garage to fix a problem with the clutch. Most stuff had been
sorted in the past few weeks. It looks like I was ready to go for quite
some time. But small issues keep me postponing the departure date.
Finally Wednesday morning I start loading the truck with
a little help from a great many friends including Michael, Miri, Agnieszka.
My father decids to just watch and go round the vehicle to see if everything
is just fine. Even Marco my god son, is here, lends a hand. Probably
he asks himself: "Oh dear uncle, what are you up to?" Only
late at night we finish loading. But everything has its place and
fits the way it was supposed to fit.
Marco: What are you doing?
Late night, finished loading.
Nick is saying good-bye here.
Thursday around lunch time I leave Vienna for Bad Hofgastein.
I have left. I am finally on the road.
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