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WATTS LOVE
awaken2sun
Submitted by: awaken2sun | 12:00pm, Jul 16
Culver City CA United States
14 Comments


My Vision of Peace
Simon Rodia, an Italian immigrant, began construction of the Watts Towers in 1921. It would take him 33 years to complete this unique folk art structure made entirely of glass, ceramics and porcelain collected from members of the community of Watts. The Watts Towers stands in the middle of one of the most historically violent communities in Southern California. It has survived earthquakes, race riots, gang violence as well as political and economical hardships. It stands as a respected symbol of peace and has been preserved and recognized as an important historical landmark in Los Angeles.


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Canon G10 Digital Camera

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awaken2sun     5:11pm, Jul 16

awaken2sun

I always say that Peace takes dedication, faith and perseverance...the Watts Towers and the artist that created them is such a stunning example of that. Thanks for sharing.


marleneconner     10:16am, Jul 17

marleneconner

I especially like the camera angle you took the picture with.


rosendo     10:31am, Jul 18

rosendo

Like many of us Simon Rodia had a vision. He imagined something beautiful and made it a reality. The Watts Towers serves a dual purpose, it stand as a symbol of individuality and stands as a pillar of strength that promotes unity in good times and bad~

This is a powerful image~


ckay     5:35pm, Jul 28

ckay

I don't think I've seen this from this angle. I really like what you accomplished here.


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