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.
Trip Vienna to Turkey overland 2009, 2010, Van, Damascus, Aswan, Jerusalem, Cyprus, Athens and back.
The Middle East journey 2009 - 2010.
Back in Turkey.
2010 02 08 Egyptian Pyramids - Giza, Saqqara, Abusir, Meidum, Dashur. El-Hitan and a lot on Islamic Cairo.
2010 02 01 Cairo - Eastern desert, flash floods in Sinai, Cairo, Cairo and Cairo.
2010 01 10 Luxor - Aswan and Luxor, Philae, Edfu and Karnak, Egyptian temples amaze.
2009 12 31 Hurghada - Saint Catherine to Siva, Cairo to Saint Anthony.
Syria after 22 years again.
Enter Asia. Turkey.
2009 10 17 Van - Holy Mount Ararat, lazy serene Lake Van.
2009 10 10 Ani - Ancient, uninhabited, medieval city of 200000 around 1000 A.D.
2009 10 10 Kars - Erzurum to Yusufeli to Artvin to Kars, the Georgian churches and monasteries tour. October 2009.
2009 10 03 Erzurum - Trabzon to Bayburt to Isper to Erzurum, Suleman monastery, Coruh river valley, Osk-Vank Georgian church. Wander between cultures and environments.
2009 09 25 Trabzon - The flu on the Black Sea coast, Safranbolu, Kastamonu, Samsun, Trabzon..
2009 09 17 Istanbul - Marmara coast, Bosporus, Blue Mosque Sultan Ahmed, Aya Sofya.
Then out of Africa. South Eastern Europe first.
The highlights, picture linked with their stories.
Crete, Olympia, Athens, Delphi.
Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Ephesos.
Scratching head Israel/Palestine Mar2010.
Egyptian Pyramids, Islamic Cairo.
Eastern desert, flash floods, Sinai, Cairo.
Aswan to Luxor, Egyptian Temples.
Hurghada. Egypt Dec2009.
Petra. Jordan Dec2009.
Jerash. Jordan Dec2009.
Aleppo to Deir az-Zor, Nov2009.
Diyarbakir, Gaziantep, Nov2009.
Mount Ararat, Lake Van. Oct2009
Ani, ancient abandoned city.
Sultan Ahmed, Istanbul Sep2009.