Friday, August 06 2004
2 weeks, 1 day
The Hague, Holland
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.
's- Gravenhage as they call it.
This is Holland.
Keep in touch with the dutch. I wonder who tought me that?
Stefan and Bram for lunch at a reataurant at 's- Gravenhage beach.
I understand what made both of them come to this place to work. The
town is an interesting mix of cultures, like everything dutch very liberal.
But what blows your mind is some 10 km of beach; - which is not what I
remember The Hague to be all about.
Cherbourgh où non?
The question of the day I have to answer. Cherbourgh is really far away and
the Land Rover slow (a cruising vehicle) and England so near from here.
But the friends,
Regine and Lionnel are there now, and only now and wont be there again
any time soon. Actually 800 or so kilometers apart is the closest I
got to them in many years. I make a phone call, speak to Lionnel and
everything is clear. I am going to Cherbourgh, tonight, this afternoon,
if I have to drive all night. I do it.
I leave The Hague at 3 p.m. and arrive at Cherbourgh at 1 a.m. On the
way I listen to my whole collection of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
is what you make of it. At 8 a.m Saturday I knock on their door. Life
is what u make of it.