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Field Trip Day 2: The Watts Towers

I’ve been living in Southern California most of all my life, and it’s shame to say I’ve yet to find all the little treasures it has to offer. 160 more words


Watts Towers

I did some research on the pumpkin front, and it was not inspiring. Apparently the sort of pumpkin you carve as a jack-o-lantern is a total pain to slice, and its flavor is bland. 1,074 more words

Watts Towers 1986 to 2015

Recently, while cleaning out some boxes from our storage area, i came across an old picture of our visit to the Watts Towers in about 1986. 558 more words


A Vision Made Real: Watts Towers

We visited the Watts Towers on the Sunday before Christmas. Watts Towers are the remarkable creation of an immigrant tile setter named Simon Rodia, who worked on them from 1921 to about 1954. 619 more words


What We Saw in LA

Yesterday we visited Watts Towers, the creation of an immigrant tile setter working by himself without much notice beyond his immediate neighbors. More after we return to Chicago. 8 more words


Happiness: Part 8

After a nice long trip home for Thanksgiving I’ve found myself slipping deeper into the hate spectrum of my love/hate relationship with LA. For my own well-being and for those around me, I need to fall back in love with the City of Angels. 313 more words


AIA/LA hosts affordable housing tour in South L.A.

In an event that Los Angeles architect Michael Lehrer describes as “urban tourism,” the American Institute of Architects’ Los Angeles chapter will host a tour of recently completed affordable homes in South L.A. 297 more words