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.








Family Travel with Colleen Kelly – Los Angeles

Yvonne and boys for Family Travel with Colleen Kelly

Back in May, my boys and I taped part of an episode of the PBS Show “Family Travel with Colleen Kelly. ” We took a tour of the La Brea Tar Pits, learned a lot about prehistoric Los Angeles, and chatted with Colleen.

Our episode also included the Sprinkles cupcake ATM, The Farmer’s Market, The Getty Museum, and Olvera Street. The episode aired on December 30, 2013 on PBS station across the country. Here’s the video.