Watts Towers

In response to Where’s My Backpack’s Travel Theme: Details

Watts Towers of Simon Rodia State Historic Park, Los Angeles, CA

The Towers comprise seventeen structures decorated with approximately 100,000 ornamental fragments. Rodia used a variety of material and objects for decorative purposes including approximately:

  • 11,000 pottery shards;
  • 10,000 seashells;
  • 6,000 pieces of colored glass; and
  • 15,000 glazed tiles

… He began his towers in 1921, working by himself on evenings, weekends and holidays for the next 34 years.

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Photographed on July 4, 2012


5 responses to “Watts Towers

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  2. We have tiled several floors in our home and in our friends home. I also made garden sculptures out of brightly colored tiles but here in the Great Lakes area the winters are harsh on tiles. I would like to see the Watts Towers some day. Thanks for sharing.

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