What's in Watts?

Once again, I've been pleasantly surprised by all that Los Angeles has to offer. Of course there are the fish taco stands, and the beach, but what other city in the world has a landmark built of chicken wire, steel bed frames, concrete and tile? This weekend with some friends in town we went to check out said Landmark and were completely surprised by Watts Towers.

Watts Towers are in none other than Watts, which if I were to be gentle, would say is a colorful neighborhood east of the 110. The Towers were started in 1921 and took 33 years to complete. If you check out my Flickr stream you will see why. Simon Rodia constructed the entire structure by hand, without scaffolding. Tours are a welcoming 5$ and if you are in the Los Angeles area it is definitely worth the detour.

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