Watts Towers is one of the great local landmarks in Los Angeles. Created by construction worker Simon Rodia over a period of ... More
Watts Towers is one of the great local landmarks in Los Angeles. Created by construction worker Simon Rodia over a period of three decades from 1921 to 1954, the monument consists of scrap metal, pipe structures, bed frames and thousands of seashells. While Rodia's resourcefulness is amazing, this is truly an impressive piece of work for any artist, given its 17 isolated units of sculpture. The neighborhood of Watts, although a culturally enriched area, was the site of riots in both 1965 and 1992 and should be carefully navigated after dark even to this day. Call for more details.
Years ago, one of the summer rituals for L.A. children was a new pair of huaraches from Olvera Street and
maybe some Mexican jumping beans. Nowadays those rituals are a year round treat on this cobblestone street, which is ...
These twin knife edged towers form one of the downtown landmarks close to the Bank of America building. The towers
are made of polished brown granite and have tinted glass windows. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill designed these towers in ...
Walker and Eisen designed this building in 1928 for businessman James Oviatt and his men's store, Oviatt and Alexander. He
had fallen in love with the new Art Deco style on his buying trips to Paris. Most of the ...