part one of a brief tour of berlin that generally avoids main attractions, but instead focuses on easily overlooked gems and sentimental favorites.
another one of those summertime gems, an outdoor hang-out by weeping willows along the canal - used to attract artsy, designy types. hopefully, it still does.
last time i was in berlin, treptow was on the verge of being an "it" neighborhood. i visited the nearby park, filled with soviet-era monuments. eerie artifacts.