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A while back I promised you some photos from my visit to the Watts Towers, so why not today? Here are a pair of pictures of the towers in the early morning light, along with two close-ups that show how the towers are constructed. I oversaturated the top photo on the left to show off some of the color of the towers, but it’s hard to get it right at such a small size and in such brilliant light. An overcast day probably would have been better.

December 15, 2018 — Watts, California
December 15, 2018 — Watts, California
December 15, 2018 — Watts, California

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