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.
Colors of Turkish Highlights.
Feet on white chalky soil, Pamukkale.
Frescoe, dome, rock church, Goerem.
Tomatoes vendor cigarette smoking, Konya.
Gypsy girl, Zeugma Roman mosaic, Gaziantep museum, Turkey
Tigis River, Hasankeyf.
Mardin, exited children.
Aramaean monastery, Mor Gabriel, near Midyat, Turkey.
Lake Nemrut, Crater rim.
Apples as a gift, Turkish generosity.
Aktamar Island, Turkey, Lake Van.
The Church of the Redeemer, Ani.
St. Gregory of Tigran Honents. Ani.
Church of St. Gregory of the Abughamrents. Ani.
Kids in Ani.
Horse pulled rake cart, Anatolia, making hay.
Shepards, Cildir Lake.
Red toned rock structures in Anatolia.
Ishan, Georgian church, dome. Blue fresco.
Erzurum, double minaret medresse.
Camlikaya, old woman.
Tortum and Coruh Valleys.
Carsi Camii, Mosque Bazaar Trabzon.
Hagia Sophia Trabzon.
Mustapha Kemal Atatürk.
Black Sea Coast. Filyos.
Shipyard eregli, Black sea coast.
Turkish Airlines, You feel like a star.
Christina, head in hand.
Sutlan Ahmed, Blue Mosque Istanbul.
Gallipoi, Dardanelle, boats in port.
back in Turkey, after the Middle East.
Turkey, another old dream destination.
2009 11 05 Gaziantep - Kurdish Turkey/Turkish Kurdistan. South Eastern Turkey, Mardin, Diyarbakir, Gaziantep, Aramaean Monasteries.
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 - I have the flu. Black Sea coast, Safranbolu, Kastamonu, Samsun, Trabzon.
2009 09 17 Istanbul - Gallipoli, Marmara coast, Bosporus, blue mosque Sultan Achmed, Aya Sofia.
Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Ephesos, 2010.
Diyarbakir, Gaziantep, Oct2009.
Mount Ararat, Lake Van, Oct2009.
Medieval Ani, Oct2009.
Black Sea coast to Trabzon Sep2009.
Sultan Ahmed, Istanbul Sep2009.