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Palmyra. The photos I wanted to take?

Flag Syria Tetrapyplon, Palmyra, Syria

Thursday, November 19 2009

5 years, 3 months, 28 days

Palmyra, Syria

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.

current MB307 15,176km

Trekking 453km

Ferry 1,668km

Train 3,938km

Land Rover 73,588km

Other cars 85,234km

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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. > journey > asia > syria > 20091119-palmyra


Map, Turkish/Syrian border.

Sunset and moonset, (hilal in Arabic, the moon crescent) on desert drive to Palmyra (wiki), where I always wanted to go back. The records of a settlement here date back to 2000 B.C., known as the Bride of the Desert, by caravans moving through. But what we see is all pretty much Greek/Roman. I was here 22 years ago, then 22 years old. I have dreamt to come back for as many years. Voila.

Truck on sunset road. Syria.
Road to sunset.
New new-moon, on orange sky, black clouds above and below.
New new-moon.

Palmyra, in yellow sunset colours.
palmyra, in yellow sunset colours.
Tetrapylone, Syria, Silhuette Palmyra.
Dusk on the lady.

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Collonades, the decumanus.

Decumanus, collonades, Palmyra, men walking.
Men walking the Roman decumanus.
Tadmur decumanus.
Decumanus Palmyra.
or Palmyra.
Morning decumanus, Palmyra.
Prayer in Palmyra.
Palmyra, dusk.
New moon over collonades in Palmyra at dusk.
New moon at dusk.

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Morning shot, end of decumanus is the tetrapylon. Palmyra.
Morning, Tetrapylon.
Tetrapylon, Palmyra, morning still.
Morning still.
Camel behind collonades, Palmyra.
Camel and rider.
Tetrapylon and collonade, Palmyra.
Heat rises.
Tetrapylon, Palmyra upside down the wideangle.
Tetrapylon Palmyra later.
Lower sun light, Tetrapylon.
Sun through tetrapylon silhouette, Palmyra.
Sun through silhouette.
Twilight Tetrapylon, Palmyra.
Palmyra and Tetrapylon at dusk.
Suilhuette of lady on stone, Palmyra. Syria.
Palmyra, new moon and silhuette of Tertapylon at dusk.
New moon still.
Tetrapylon and mountains, night, Palmyra Syria.
Night and mountains.
Tetrapylon and moon, Palmyra.
Tetrapylon, moon.

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Temple of Bel.

Pigeons and sky, top of columns, Temple of Bel, Palmyra.
Temple of Bel, Palmyra
Temple of Bel, Palmyra

Palmyra. Temple.
Collonades, Bel Temple Palmyra.
Ceiling in Temple of Bel. Palmyra.
Palmyra Temple of Bel.
Bel Temple Palmyra.
Palmerie Palmyra, Tadmur.

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Else in Palmyra.

Vendor in Palmyra.
Palmyra, Syria, Temple.
Ba'al Temple.
Ba'al Temple, Palmyra.
Open skies.
Dusk and arche and new moon, Palmyra.
Arche and moon.

Tadmur, new city. Syria.
Tadmur, new town.
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