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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  Hobbyist Photographer
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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CanadianRy Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
I have featured this in my latest journal. Please check it out [link]
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LaurenCalaway Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you for featuring me!
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CanadianRy Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
My pleasure!
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magty Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
wow awesome
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:iconlaurencalaway:
LaurenCalaway Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you!
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Artisanimage Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Professional Photographer
Cool
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LaurenCalaway Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Professional Photographer
thnks!
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a1photographe Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
Awesome !
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LaurenCalaway Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Professional Photographer
thnks!
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TomSimo Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You look like Jennifer Carpenter in this shot!
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LaurenCalaway Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Professional Photographer
thnks!
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KissTheSunrise Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
Watts never looked better than with you as the 3rd tower Lauren. Cool photo, ballet in sneakers rocks.. lol thx for including the history of the towers. (:
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LaurenCalaway Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Professional Photographer
ty :)
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trumniak Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow! Awesome! :D
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LaurenCalaway Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Professional Photographer
thnks!
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momcilo Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
nice outfit
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LaurenCalaway Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you!
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kaicastle Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Tall! :D
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LaurenCalaway Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Professional Photographer
:)
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kaicastle Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
:giggle:
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ILoVededYOu Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student Photographer
cool pic crazy place. I used to work in South Central not far from watts. The park across the street where they used to once have tennis courts lmfao!
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LaurenCalaway Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
thnks!
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ShotInTheFacePhotos Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013   General Artist
Very nice! You were in my neck of the woods (I was born and raised in Watts & the surrounding neighborhoods)
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LaurenCalaway Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
thnks! yea i love that park :) and hadn't seen anyone shoot there so of course I had to do it haha
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abhishek-mitra Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice
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LaurenCalaway Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you!
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abhishek-mitra Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
my pleasure :)
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1passionatefool Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Sweet!!! :clap:
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LaurenCalaway Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
thnks!
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1passionatefool Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
:rose:
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richc1958 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
excellent work you two....
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LaurenCalaway Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
ty :)
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Supersharkman Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Been to the Watts Towers. Fun photo. :-)
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LaurenCalaway Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you!
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C1arkKent Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Awesome shot
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LaurenCalaway Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you!
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JayPred Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Awesome shot! Really digging your outfit ;)
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LaurenCalaway Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
thnks!!
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TomKilbane Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
things are really looking up!!!!!
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LaurenCalaway Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
hehe :)
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