Watts Towers

The flat monotony of Watts is broken up by the spires of the Watts Towers, black metal sculptures that resemble, from afar, wiry Christmas trees rising high above the rest of the neighborhood. The interconnected towers are made of steel pipes and rods, wrapped with wire mesh and coated in mortar, with the supports at the base decorated with embedded pieces of porcelain, tile, and glass in a mosaic style reminiscent of Gaudi. Other found objects within the structures include bottles, shells, scrap metal and even pieces of furniture. At the base of the largest spires, there are circular benches reminiscent of a gazebo, and one can look up at the narrowing structure above.

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