Monday, August 02 2004
1 week, 4 days
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.
After 5 days still in Hamburg
I knew Berlin. But Hamburg is even better. What
a great town. In one league with NY or London or Paris.
Kathrin, Beach Club.
Is's happening and they just let it happen, really relaxed. Laid back,
young folk all around. Whether that's in Alster Perle, Elbe Beach Club,
Schanze (Schulterplat), St. Pauli, or the Fish Market at 5 a.m. in the
This is Hamburg!
Boys and beers.
Kathrin and Isabel.
Oh what consequences.....
Hamburg fish market
Just before dawn till late after sunrise.
Later tourists and those still here from the night before
mingle into a bizarre mixture.
Lübeck, Timmendorfer Strand and St. Peter Ording
A superb weekend and I met many of Kathrin's friends.
for Lübeck where in an Internet Cafe I nearly manage to burn my
lap-top with a stupid candle on the table. Who needs a candle
in an internet cafe.
Computer still works. Now carries my brand mark.
Idyllic, not for me.
Timmendorfer Strand is boring. I head for Kiel which does not inspire me
Next morning I make my way along Nordsee/Ostsee Canal to St.
Peter Ording where I tour the beaches' dunes for a couple of hours on
Hungry as I am around lunch time and on the road since around
6 in the morning I enjoy a beer for "breakfast". This looked
like the healthiest option
Most people have sausage (you can choose between Currywurst and Hot-Dog) and Frikadelle with fries with
It is mostly Germans that come to this
holiday resort. I enjoy cruising the dunes, swimming in the sea is a
pleasure, it's warm, just really crowded.
But I have other things on my mind and finish off my little adventure
to Shleswig Holstein. I leave for Hamburg for another happening at Alster
Perle with Kathrin, Toshi, Markus, and many others.
Beer for lunch, Peter Ording.
Wednesday morning I leave Hamburg for good, take the Elbe Ferry boat at Glückstadt,
then further to Cuxhaven, Bremerhaven, Wilhelmshaven and Jever where
I spend the night.
Next morning, watch the sunrise in Ost Friesland
and I drive slowly along its coast, cross the Rhine later in early afternoon.
I am in Holland.
Cuxhaven, fish cutter.
a wide angle shot with the Nikon.