Berlin Westend

My first encounter with Westend was in the 1990s. I visited a film recording studio housed in one of the Westend villas. I still recall the streets named after trees and the water tower.
One boundary is the S-Bahn railway ring, which separates Westend from the city. Another side is bordered by the Spree river. The other side of my Westend ends diffusely in the vicinity of Reichsstrasse – predominantly a residential area and the actual centre of the old suburb. The whole Westend area ends for me after Ruhwaldpark, behind which the area develops a completely different character. I believe the area of postal code 14050 approximately demarcates the Westend territory I visited.
The radio tower, ICC, the Olympic Stadium, in my mind, belong more to Neu-Westend (named after underground railway station Neu-Westend). This area would have destroyed the homogeneity of my narrative object.
Many articles in the press have talked about the prominent people of yesterday and today who have lived in Westend. There are even books on the subject. But often missing is the name of the man whom I believe was its most important resident, the writer Einar Schleef.
Perhaps Westend has seen better days, probably some of its more solvent residents have moved to the city centre or to another more prestigious location in Berlin or Potsdam. But I prefer the worn-out buildings and fences, as many parts of old West Berlin suddenly seem to have more substance and to be more grounded in time