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.
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The Watts towers are worth a visit, however every time I've been there, the actual site has been closed. You can view for the exterior, but it sure would be fun to go inside, if they ever do open them. Don't be fooled by the posted hours, and there is no one on site to ask.
The neighborhood is dangerous, right in the middle of the 'hood. The tower vicinity is patrolled but you should still keep your wits about you as you enter and exit the neighborhood as the surrounding streets are sketchy.
I've visited many places all over the world, and this is one of the highlights. Astounding to think it could have been created by one man with a vision. Did he use scaffolding?
The only comparison I can think of is the buildings of Antoni Gaudi in Barcelona. Much the same sort of concept, but of course Gaudi used teams of builders and craftsmen.
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