Finally made it out to the Watts Towers. I was truly moved by Simon Rodia’s obsession with these towers. How does an untrained, unskilled man make something like this? That’s what really gets to me.
Top to bottom:
-Recycled glass and other items were used to make the towers.
-Those imprints you see were made with baskets.
-Simon Rodia’s initials and the imprints of the simple tools he used to build the towers.
-B was in town from Brooklyn and Watts Towers was on his LA checklist. Mine too!
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