Photos from Ilse’s Visit in 1999 (continued)

I found some more photos from Ilse’s visit in 1999. They bring back so many memories. And I am sure that there are still some more photos from that visit somewhere. The photos that are available cover quite a few things we did during Ilse’s two months stay here with us. I never kept a diary at the time. And of course within the two months we did more things than what is shown via the photos. Gaby used to keep an awful lot of photos. We ended up with all of Gaby’s photos after she passed away. To go through all of these photos would be an immense task. I do not feel like doing this right now. But I do believe that amongst all of Gaby’s photos there would be some mote photos of Ilse’s visit.

 

The Chinese Gardens in Sydney are very beautiful.
The Chinese Gardens in Sydney are very beautiful.

I mentioned in my previous blog that we were with Ilse in the Chinese Gardens in Sydney,  and I published two pictures from that visit. Here  is just another photo of the gardens. I should publish one day a whole blog with pctures of these gardens. It is a wonderful place and  invites you to take lots and lots of pictures. The above picture is actually from 1999. Peter took quite a few more picture on that day but for today only this one photo for I want to  publish above all some more photos with Ilse.

Here is Gaby with her carer David and Ilse.
Here is Gaby with Ilse and David, her carer. According to what is written at the back of the photo, it is from the 21st of March 1999. It was taken with Gaby’s camera at our place.

Here is a  photo that was taken on the 18th of April 1999., also with Gaby’s camera. I do remember that on that day were travelling all the way from Parramatta along the Parramatta River to Sydney Harbour where the Opera House came into sight. We did get off the boat at Circular Quay.

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I think David probably took this picture of all of us with the Opera House in the background.
I think David probably took this picture  of us with the Opera House in the background. This picture is also from the 18th of April 1999.

 

Here Caroline is ready to drive herself to her job in Kiama.
 Caroline is ready to drive herself to her job in Kiama. I remember that Ilse admired Caroline that she was such a good driver already.

Here we stroll along Darling Harbour in Sydney. Going by the clothes we wear, this would have been on the day we went to the Chinese Gardens that are close to Darling Harbour.

Here is again one of the pictures of the three of us in the Chinese Gardens.
Here is again one of the pictures of the three of us in the Chinese Gardens

In the picture above we stroll along Darling Harbour that is close to the Chinese Gardens.

Here is Peter with his sister Ilse.
Peter with his sister Ilse.

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This is Martin with Lauren who was born on the 15th of June 1998.
This is Martin with Lauren who was born on the 15th of June 1998.
Ilse enjoyed visiting our son Martin and youngest grandchild with us in Newcastle.
Ilse enjoyed visiting with us our son Martin and youngest grandchild  in Newcastle.
Martin went with us to beautiful Blackbut Park in Newcastle.
Martin went with us to beautiful Blackbut Park in Newcastle.
This is one of the photos that Peter took at Blackbut in Newcastle.
This is one of the photos that Peter took at Blackbut in Newcastle.
We went with Ilse to the Blue Mountains.
We went with Ilse to the Blue Mountains.

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I recall we went with Ilse also to the Wollongong Botanic Gardens and to the Nan Tien Temple. Ilse loved all our outings. And of course several beaches would also have been on our itinerary. img169

Ilse flew back with KLM. I think Peter took this picture at the airport on Ilse's day of departure.
Ilse flew back with KLM. I think Peter took this picture at the airport on Ilse’s day of departure.
At Sydney airport. Ilse is about to depart.
At Sydney airport. Ilse is about to depart.

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Ilse promised she would visit again. And she did!

7 thoughts on “Photos from Ilse’s Visit in 1999 (continued)

  1. My upbringing was in NSW so these photos bring back memories for me too. The opera house of course, the symbol of Sydney. Then …. the three sisters….. this was an excursion that was always done when visitors came and we sometimes had holidays at Katoomba. One year my father, sister, and myself did the trek around the three sisters, along the valley and then caught the scenic railway to the top again, where my mother picked us up. Thanks for the memories…

    1. Thanks for commenting, Elizabeth. I find it very interesting that you know all these places. There are so many beautiful spots in our area, you can keep the visitors occupied looking at them for quite some time! Ilse was one of our most favourite visitors but we had many other visitors over the years. It is always exciting to have visitors staying with us. Driving them around we feel we are on holidays ourselves. 🙂

    1. Yea, I quite like this photo too, Mary-Ann. I can’t recall what we were looking at. However there are many, many beautiful things to admire in these gardens. Thanks for commenting, Mary-Ann.

  2. Beautiful collection of very cherished memories Auntyuta.
    Lovely to see the ones with Gaby. The Chinese gardens are a beautiful background as is the Blue mountains.
    Regards
    Ian

    1. Thank you so much for commenting, Ian. Of course the Gaby photos are very precious to us. They show that Gaby was always very family orientated and willing to make a special effort to see her family.
      Wishing you and Ana a great week ahead! 🙂
      Uta and Peter

  3. Reblogged this on auntyuta and commented:

    I just noticed this blog with photos from Ilse’s visit in 1999. I reblog it here just to refresh our memories a bit more about this visit.

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