Travels in Tehrangeles

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Welcome to Tehrangeles, also known as Irangeles. An estimated half a million Iranian expatriates live in Los Angeles. Several blocks south of UCLA, Persian shops and signs line Westwood Boulevard -- along with ads for Japanese beer, Italian restaurants and American chain coffee shops.

Jim Benning

Jim Benning is the editor and co-founder of World Hum.

Photos by Jim Benning

3 Comments for Travels in Tehrangeles

pam 06.24.09 | 10:55 AM ET

Saffron pistachio ice cream? Holy moly.

Eman 06.24.09 | 11:27 AM ET

Nice pics!

I love that little section of Westwood. Two places come to mind: Shamshiri ( - Great Persian food) and Pink Orchid Bakery (

Alicia Imbody 06.24.09 | 11:32 AM ET

Ha! The Farsi script is just the phonetic spelling of “Iranian yellow page”, instead of the translation. It always makes me laugh to see signs like this abroad, but it’s even better to see it in the US.

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