Monday, March 12, 2012

Watts Towers

Besides seeing The Rock being delivered to the LA County Museum of Art and visiting the Chen Gallery's monumental collection of ancient Chinese art at the SunRider Headquarters this weekend, we went to the Watts Towers built by Simon Rodia early in the 20th Century. It is in a lovely little park with a great info center, a sweet tour guide and a youth art complex. The houses across the street have mostly been decorated in artsy ways to reflect the neighborhood vibe. The tiled complex is constructed in the shape of a sailing vessel headed due east back to Rodia's youth in southern Italy. All done by hand by one driven man. Highly recommended for next time you're in LA.

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