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Lima, Peru, Independence Day 2012.

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Saturday, July 28 2012

8 years, 6 days

Lima, Peru

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.

Current Vehicle 52,589km

Trekking 974km

Ferry 2,782km

Boats 2,334km

Train 7,015km

Land Rover 73,588km

Other cars 193,621km

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"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.

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Lima, ThisFabTrek is 8 and it is Peruvian Independence Day.

In Lima we stay at Toño's and ThisFabTrek is 8, mid week we move to Barranco, where we hang out with the hippies, later is the weekend and Independence Day on plaza de armas.

Daniel, David and I get down on the ground, sit on the pavement right in the center of action of so many parading and dancing groups from all parts of Peru. The women and men wear traditional costumes and the skirts turn and touch us with every move, others are dressed with more exotic masks and dress, the whistles and 20 fold brass strike a shrill tone, penetrate the heart and the many drums are felt in the deep of the bones; it is loud indeed.

There would be much more on the program and center stage, just we fall over of exhaust and hunger, return to Barranco and pizza past nightfall.

Barrancos, boys investigate a joss stick, Lima, Peru.
Joss stick.
Lima graffiti.
Lima graffiti.
Plaza de armas, palais of the archbishop, balcony, Lima, Peru
Balcony, palais of archbishop.
Plaza de armas, Lima, fountain and cathedral.
Fountain
Chains and black facial costumes, signify slaves, Peru independence day.
Parade, Lima independence day.
Independence Day Lima Peru.
Parade of slave costumes.
Parade on Independence Day in Peru, plaza de armas, Lima.
Girl dancer in pink.
Clowns, costumes, Independence day in Lima.
Parade in Lima.
And dance, Lima Independence Day in Peru.
Queuing to parade.
Girls red traditional Andean dress, Independence Day in Peru.
Waiting to dance and parade.
Women waiting to dance on Independence Day in Peru, Lima.
All pink.
Women from Puno, all in turquoise. Independence Day in Peru.
Joke, laugh, wait.
Laughs while waiting to dance, Independence Day in Peru.
Man from Puno.
Independence Day in Peru, Lima parade.
From Puno.
While waiting to parade, women from Puno, Independence Day in Peru.
Standing in circles and chatting.
Traditionally dressed women from Puno wait till they dance, Independence Day in Lima, Peru.
Chat in a circle.
All in turquoise, women from Puno, they later dance along the parade in Lima Independence Day in Peru.
Women from Puno.
Amongst orange costumes, Lima Independence Day in Peru.
Organized.
Independence Day in Peru.
Man and hat, organizer.
All in green bollera, Puno woman, Lima Independence Day celebrations in Peru.
Puno woman laughs.
Independence Day flutes in Lima, Peru.
Flutes in red and white.
Hat and a white mask, men on Lima Independence Day in Peru.
White masked face.
Traditional dances performed by a white masked group, Independence Day in Lima, Peru.
Dance.
Colorful, Independence Day celebrations in Peru.
From Puno.
Traditional dresses, bolleras, Lima, Independence Day in Peru.
Women parade from Puno.
A lot of bang and brass on Lima celebrations.
Drums on Independence Day in Peru.
Women from Puno march and dance along parade on plaza de armas, Lima Independence Day in Peru.
Celebrations in plaza de armas Lima.
Flutes from Puno, Lima Independence Day in Peru.
Flutes.
Independence Day in Peru. Dancer in Lima parade.
Dance and whistle
Lima, Independence Day, Peru.
Red moon and sun dancers.
Bollera dresses, Independence Day, Peru.
Bollera dresses.
Independence Day, Peru, Lima.
Men in funny outfits.
On Independence Day parade in Lima, Peru.
Old man in orange and yellow.
Bollera dresses, green and orange, so beautiful, women from Puno dance and turn on Independence Day, in Lima plaza de armas, Peru.
Bolleras from Puno.
Not just we watch sitting on the pavement, another Peruvian family does the same. Peruvian Independence Day, Lima, p[laza de armas celebrations.
Behind Bolleras, on the street..
Family and children watch Independence Day parade from the ground. Lima, Peru.
Some sit on the pavement, like us.
This is loud, makes a big woom, boom, bass drums in a line, Lima Independence Day, Peru.
Bass drums.
Brass on Independence Day, Lima, Peru.
A lot of brass.
Daniel behind.
David.
Independence Day in Peru, boys tired on bus.
Back on bus, tired.
David and empty plate, Lima, Barrancos, Pizza place.
David waits for pizza.
At the restaurant after a long day.
Daniel.

Women from Puno march and dance along parade on plaza de armas, Lima Independence Day in Peru.
Celebrations in Lima.
Woman from Puno, Lima Independence Day in Peru.
Woman from Puno.
On parade in Lima Independence Day in Peru.
Men from Puno.

The boys crimazing.
Somewhere in Lima.

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