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On vacation in Southern France with Agnieszka

About Travel Photography,
Colors of the World.

Manfred is creator of, 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.

Some events, trips, treks, travels undertaken with friends.

Link to Alastair and Andrea's wedding Andrea and Alastair, June 2004.

Link to Parties Page 2003 and 04 Parties 2003 and 2004.

Link to Glockner Trek Page 2003 2 day Glacier trek in Aug 2003.

Link to Mauritius 2004 Page In Mauritius with Agnieszka Mar 2004. Dolphins and Sunsets and Agnieszka.

Link to Sato Wedding Page Gerda's and Sato's wedding in Mauritius Mar 2004.

Link to Southern France Page On Vacation Sep 2003 in Southern France.

Link to Hochschwab tour page 2003 Hochschwab trek in Nov 2003.

"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. > life-before > southern-france-2003


End of first day in the Calanques, Cap Canaille in the back All this is Cassis, a small traditional fishing village which has kept its spirit. It is nested between huge rocky mountains moulded by mistral winds and hot weather. The calanques of Cassis are world famouse fjords and peninsulas which form the coastline between Marseille and Cassis. Some of its "falaises" (rock faces) rise as high as 450m right up from sea level and constitute a paradise for climbers and hikers. The clear turquoise waters against the "roche blanche" - white rock of the cliffs are synonymous with beauty and nature. After all this place keeps me coming back for more then 30 years.

On top of Cap Cannaille The Calanques of Cassis in a distance at dusk as viewed from the Cap Canaille The Calanques as viewed from the top of Cap Canaille Cassis Harbour Agnieszka on the Route de Cretes at sunset Agnieskas face lit by the setting sun on top of Cap Canaille The Calanques as viewed from the top of Cap Canaille

Boat trip to the calanques End of first day in the Calanques Boat trip to the calanques French wine in front of stunning scenery at the end of day French wine in front of stunning scenery at the end of day French wine in front of stunning scenery at the end of day

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Treking the Calanques

Early Morning pic of Agnieszka walking the Calanque trail Walking the Calanques from Cassis to Calanque Morigious. After a cafe au lait and a croissant we left Cassis, walking around its harbour when it was still pitch dark. After one hours walk we had already passed the first (Port-Miou) and second calanque (Port-Pin). Then the sun went up and paradise was ours to be discovered.

Early Morning pic of Agnieszka walking the Calanque trail Early Morning pic of Agnieszka walking the Calanque trail Early Morning pic of Agnieszka walking the Calanque trail

Calanque d'en Vau Calanque de l'Oule Still along way to go On the top: We reached the highest point and enjoy the Cote de Provence we brought with us Agnieszka looking back where we came from

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Getting drunk with Agnieszka Getting drunk in Nice's old town at lunch time.

Lunch with Agnieszka in nice's old town At nice`s airport

> portugal-2003

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