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It’s my last day on the west coast, and a shot of my Iranian evil eye ring on an old Mexican blanket sums up how I feel about coming back to Tehrangeles. Full of comfort and nostalgia for the days when I was younger and more naive. Now my cousin, who is like an older brother to me has an adorable 3-month old baby boy. The man who gave me noogies is now a father. Things change, but also things stay the same. 
Los Angeles is full of Iranians that are longing to recreate what they left behind in Iran. Food is the easiest way to channel this longing for the past. Grocery stores here sell Akbar Mashti ice cream and even bake fresh noon sangak and barbari, Iranian breads. I went to a community in Orange County, where at sunset men sat around smoking hookah outside. Traditions like this travel well. The reality is it’s not the same as someone’s homeland. 

It’s my last day on the west coast, and a shot of my Iranian evil eye ring on an old Mexican blanket sums up how I feel about coming back to Tehrangeles. Full of comfort and nostalgia for the days when I was younger and more naive. Now my cousin, who is like an older brother to me has an adorable 3-month old baby boy. The man who gave me noogies is now a father. Things change, but also things stay the same. 


Los Angeles is full of Iranians that are longing to recreate what they left behind in Iran. Food is the easiest way to channel this longing for the past. Grocery stores here sell Akbar Mashti ice cream and even bake fresh noon sangak and barbari, Iranian breads. I went to a community in Orange County, where at sunset men sat around smoking hookah outside. Traditions like this travel well. The reality is it’s not the same as someone’s homeland. 

01:05 pm, by afzalsplanet1 note



Buddha art in front of a house in Venice, CA (Taken with Instagram)

Buddha art in front of a house in Venice, CA (Taken with Instagram)

12:00 pm, by afzalsplanet

New York billboards are so much smaller than the extravagant ones in Los Angeles. A couple of months ago, I posted a shot of the same Beatles billboard and it was double the size in L.A.

05:09 pm, by afzalsplanet



There’s nothing like the billboards of L.A. The Beatles are thrown on modern streets and iTunes all at once.

There’s nothing like the billboards of L.A. The Beatles are thrown on modern streets and iTunes all at once.

11:50 am, by afzalsplanet2 notes

"Jobs Not War." The graffiti on Melrose Ave. gives the L.A. shopping district its edginess. Numerous boutiques, vintage stores (American Vintage being the best!), and modern furniture shops can be found on Melrose, as well as Fairfax High School. Imagine going to high school in the middle of the hippest shopping area in L.A. It was no wonder that the highschoolers were fashionistas.

I remember liking Melrose a lot at 5 years old, I guess I haven’t changed.

11:39 am, by afzalsplanet1 note



Downtown Los Angeles at night. L.A. may not be as much of a metropolis as the cities I’ve grown to love in the east coast, but recently I have been thinking a lot about going back to California where I grew up. It would be “hella” different for me after living in the east coast for the last 7 years. I sure miss good Iranian food, mountains AND ocean together, my relatives, and sunny after sunny day. 

Downtown Los Angeles at night. L.A. may not be as much of a metropolis as the cities I’ve grown to love in the east coast, but recently I have been thinking a lot about going back to California where I grew up. It would be “hella” different for me after living in the east coast for the last 7 years. I sure miss good Iranian food, mountains AND ocean together, my relatives, and sunny after sunny day. 

10:30 pm, by afzalsplanet2 notes