Thursday, May 15, 2008

Watts towers

Lastly, we went to the Watts Towers. During our tour we learned a lot about Simon and how he created the towers for the community. One thing the tour guide pointed out that I did not notice until she did was that it looked like a ship. The outside wall Simon built had waves on the side to look like water. My group thought that was really creative and interesting. There were many tiles with many patterns and colors, which are why I think the Watt Towers, could be considered art. Some parts even looked to be sculptural. I think many people who saw the towers were fascinated by it. My group agreed that those towers showed a lot of strength and fascination from one man.



side view of the Watts tower

inside view of the tower

shape of the ship, decorated with different tiles and textures

use of lots of colorful patterns and colors

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