Watts Towers is one of those classic Los Angeles landmarks. It was created by the artistic vision and crafted by a single man Simon Rodia, several decades ago. Whereas many artistic creations, of this caliber, are lost to the hands of time, the city and the people of Los Angeles have caused this creation to remain.
Now, there are a few things to keep in mind about Watts Towers before you make the trek to visit this location. First of all, it is fairly small. Many photographs lead one to believe that it is very enormous. Though it is truly great in it's own uniqueness, the actual space that it inhabits is a very small area. Moreover, it is essential to note that there is a fence around the actual Watts Towers. There are periodic daily tours where you can actually move in and among the towers but other than that you cannot come in close and get touchy-feely with the creation other than at those time periods.
Also, it is important to note, for tourists who are not from Los Angeles, this is a very downtrodden area of the city. (This is not a criticism, it is simply a fact). Some people may actually be scared to visit this location. There is a security guard who watches over the property but be advised you are traveling to a very sketchy area of the city when you visit Watts Towers. In fact, driving to this historic landmark may make some people very nervous.
All this being said, this is truly one of the most interesting and artistic creations that was born out of the community of Los Angeles, California. For this and many other reasons, Watts Towers is one of those locations that you must see.
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