Archive | June, 2016

Alt-Spandau, June 2016

19 Jun

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One week ago, on Saturday the11th of June,  we went to Alt-Spandau. It was a market day. In Germany June is the time for white asparagus (Spargel) and all sorts of berries (Beeren).

In the picture it says “frisch vom Hof”. This means the things for sale are fresh from the nearby country site and presumably organically grown (bio). I think that day we bought ca. 125 gram of blueberries for 1,50 Euros (a bit over two Australian Dollars).

It was the 11th of June, just a few days after Daniel’s birthday. We did meet Daniel and quite a few relatives for a family get together for lunch at the BRAUHAUS IN SPANDAU.

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This is were the famil met in Alt-Spandau before going for lunch to the BRAUHAUS.

This is were the family met in Alt-Spandau before going for lunch to the BRAUHAUS.

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I did a bit of sopping at KARSTADT.

I did a bit of shopping at KARSTADT.

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Berlin in June 2016

14 Jun
Uta and Peter in Berlin June 2016 We are about to have breakfast at the Wolke on our first day in Berlin.

Uta and Peter in Berlin June 2016
We are about to have breakfast at the Wolke on our first day in Berlin.

We left home on the 2nd of June and arrived in Berlin on the 4th of June. We are going to depart again in a little over two weeks. Time goes quickly – I took already some 300 pictures!

So far we’ve been out and about every day. Today I chose to stay in our apartment on my own while the others went to Neukoeln. For tonight we have tickets for the Komische Oper. They show The Magic Flute in a modern version.

Childhood Memories in Pictures

1 Jun
Oma Olga Summerer (Mum's Mother) with Uta

Oma Olga Summerer (Mum’s Mother) with Uta

I am 6 months in this photo from 1935. I think, this is about the only picture I have of Grandmother Olga. She was my ‘Omi’ and I was always very happy when she came to visit in Berlin. I also loved to stay at Omi’s place in Leipzig.

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The above picture is from the beginning of 1944. We lived in the country east of Berlin away from the air raids over Berlin. I am in the picture together with two and a half year old brother Peter-Uwe and friend Eva.

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Here I am during that same winter with five and a half year old brother Bodo and two year old brother Peter-Uwe. I am only a bit over nine years old.

 

Mum with her three children in October 1948

Mum with her three children in October 1948

Uta, Peter-Uwe and Bodo in October 1948

Uta, with brothers Peter-Uwe and Bodo in October 1948

Some more of Uta’s Childhood Photos

1 Jun
Easter 1935

Easter 1935

In that photo I am about six months. Mum is holding me. I think this photo was taken in our apartment in Taunusstrasse, Berlin-Friedenau.

September 1938

September 1938

This photo was taken when my brother Bodo was about four and a half months and I would have just turned four years.Our cousin Ursula from Lodz, who was on a visit to Berlin, is holding baby Bodo. we are on the balcony of our apartment in Bozener Strasse, Berlin Schöneberg.

My cousin Ursula in Berlin with me and Mum in September 1938.

My cousin Ursula in Berlin with me and Mum in September 1938.

This is a picture from 1937 in Schlinkes' Wohnung in Bozener Strasse.

This is a picture from 1937 in Schlinkes’ Wohnung in Bozener Strasse.

Tante Ilse, Onkel Addi (Adolf Schlinke), with me and Mum.

Tante Ilse, Onkel Addi (Adolf Schlinke), with me and Mum.

The above picture was obviously taken in winter, maybe also in 1937.

Here I am with my brother Bodo in June 1940.

Here I am with my brother Bodo in June 1940.

A beach photographer took this picture.

This beach is in Graal/Müritz at the Baltic Sea. We had gone gone there for a summer holiday.