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Scandinavia and Finland.

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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!

Manfred in the desert of the Western Sahara

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.

Last vehicle.

G20, Chevy Gladiator.

Chevrolet Gladiator G20, The boys in Cordillera Blanca, Peru.
The boys and Chevy van, Peru.

The G20, the vehicle that came to me for the Americas adventures.

6 wheeled Land Rover.

Land Rover Defender 6x6
Link to Foley

The vehicle of the Africa adventures, a Foley 6-Wheeled Land Rover Defender.

Before, the MB307.

Manfred and MB307
Journey, Middle East.

The vehicle of the Middle-East and North-Cape Journeys. See all vehicles.

Daniel and David with nanny Aisha, the best we ever had, black African Woman carrying white twin babies, in Bamako, Mali.

Travel Blog

contains Festival/Fiesta/Art photography.

"There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come." - Victor Hugo.

"What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it, to tell the tale." Living to Tell the Tale - Gabriel García Márquez.

"They never taught wandering in any school I attended. ... they never taught the art of writing a book, either. It's all so mysterious."
"Wandering is an art in itself. Wandering and writing don't mix"
"Writing demands commitment and if one thing your wanderer is allergic to is that very quality of commitment, for once one is committed he runs that very risk of failure ..." Wanderer - Sterling Hayden.

"Photography enables you to grasp a place first time round. ... Photography is a means of exploration, it's a vital part of travel, almost as essential as a car or a plane. " - Wim Wenders.

"The worst prejudice we acquire during our youth is the idea that life is serious. Children have the right instincts: they know that life is not serious, and treat it as a game..." , Egon Friedell.

"How far you gonna go. Before you lose your way back home" - Tryin' To Throw Your Arms Around The World, Achtung Baby, U2.

"If you want to be a hero well just follow me." - Working Class Hero, John Lennon.

"When I think of all the things I have done, I know that it's only just begun." - I love you, Lou Reed.

"One does not escape the Sahara - the Sahara let's you go or not" - Touareg.

"Planet earth is blue and there`s nothing I can do" - This is Ground Control to Major Tom, David Bowie.

"Glory for the crazy people/in this stupid world" - Ahmed Fouad Negm.

www.thisfabtrek.com > journey > europe > scandinavia-finland

Scandinavia, Finland is not part of it.

Map of Scandinavia and Finland.

So what were the highlights in Scandinavia and Finland?

Pictures link to stories!

To run off the waves.
To run off the waves.
I never made it up here without help.
I never made it up here without help.
Kronberg, courtyard, Shakespear's castel.
Kronberg, courtyard, Shakespear's castel.
Karlskrona, cathedral.
Karlskrona, cathedral.
Janna Erikson, Theater Kapija.
Janna Erikson, Theater Kapija.
Head in sand.
Head in sand.
Lady and tattoo driving.
Lady and tattoo driving.
Power Big Meet.
Power Big Meet, July 2010.
Detail, bronze Dodge.
Detail, bronze Dodge.
Blues brothers.
Blues brothers.
Boys and girls.
Boys and girls.
Bryggen in Bergen.
Bryggen in Bergen.
Boys on snow, turquoise lake, Styrn, Norway.
Boys on snow, turquoise lake, Styrn, Norway.
Boys in gum boots, Norway, Strynefjellet.
Boys in gum boots, Norway, Strynefjellet.
Detail of Nidaros Cathedral.
Detail of Nidaros Cathedral.
Fjord, snowy Lyngen in back.
Fjord, snowy Lyngen in back.
Midnight sun.
Midnight sun.
Boys searching for snails.
Boys searching for snails.
Dried fish, hung up in Norway.
Dried fish, hung up in Norway.
Bodo, Norway, after midnight, port.
Bodo, Norway, port midnight sun, June2010.

Journey to The North Cape and back, June/July 2010.

  • 2010 07 20 Thornby Beach - Sweden, the beaches to Denmark, the beaches, inbetween Theater Kapija.
  • 2010 07 09 Vasteras - American Cars, Power Bigmeet.
  • 2010 07 05 Bergen - In Norway the onions come from Australia, in Norway I am a poor man, over the glaciers, wondering about compolexity issues.
  • 2010 06 23 North Cape - Helsinki through Finland to North Cape/Nordkapp, Norway, chasing midnight sun down the coast, the fjords.
Theater Kapija, Sweden Abbekas.
Sweden, Denmark June2010.
Tattooed lady driver in American Vintage Car in Vasteras Power Bigmeet, Sweden.
Power Bigmeet Vasteras, July2010.
Boys on snow on a lake, Strynefjellet.
Glaciers, southern Norway.
Lyngen mountains and fjord, Nowegian house in midnight sun.
Chasing midnight sun, North Cape tour.

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