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Straight out of Watts by LaurenCalaway Straight out of Watts by LaurenCalaway
Photographer-Scott Ford
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The Watts Towers are a complex set of 17 separate sculptural pieces built on a residential lot in the community of Watts. Two of the towers rise to a height of nearly 100 feet. The sculptures are constructed from steel pipes and rods, wrapped with wire mesh, coated with mortar, and embedded with pieces of porcelain, tile and glass. Using simple hand tools and cast off materials (broken glass, sea shells, generic pottery and ceramic tile) Italian immigrant, Simon Rodia spent 30 years (1921 to 1955) building a tribute to his adopted country and a monument to the spirit of individuals who make their dreams tangible.

The Watts Towers are one of only nine works of folk art listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The site is one of only four US National Historic Landmarks in the city of Los Angeles.

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Ellita-L Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
it's great
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JGerPhotography Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Really stylish, love it!
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coleymoles Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
nice!
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clokverkorange Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
Interestingly, Lauren Calaway is only one of two white people in Watts. The more you know!
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Azemwardd Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
my heart to see you wanted to get away for you, 're art
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georgelancaster Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
murder legs ^^
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blessedboydragon Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Lovely place. Lovely girl. Overall a wonderful picture. Awesome. Keep it up ^_^
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LaurenCalaway Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you!!
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blessedboydragon Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Np
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