I spent the day in West Los Angeles a few weeks ago. Far west, near the airport. I had some time to kill, so I walked around a college campus because it was quiet and nicer looking than its surroundings. I found a spot that overlooked the city and sat on a bench for a while, looking around. I saw this Mondrian - painting -inspired group of buildings. It looks like a complex that would have been built in the 80s, somewhere in Europe. Thirty minutes away from Paris or Amsterdam.
I noticed how much of the city is blanketed in smog. I never notice it when I'm in it. Maybe it's haze. I'm not sure I know the difference.