Watts Tower

The Wordless Wednesday theme this week is trees. I was looking through my photos and found this one taken on my son’s 2nd grad field trip to Watts Tower. The “tower” is a series of 17 sculptures built over 34 years by one man, Simon Rodia, out of steel and mortar. It sits in the backyard of what was his house (it has since burned down) in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles. It’s incredible to see and one of the best field trips I’ve gone on with my boys. If you can make it out there, it’s well worth it. It reminded me of La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona and unlike anything you’ll see in Los Angeles. Plus, there’s a tour and a museum with modern art from local artists.

Here are a few more pictures.








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