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what’s in watts?

September 15, 2011

[Guardian] Spindly spires twinkle above the low rooftops of Watts. This part of Los Angeles is poor. At the metro station, black teenagers hang around hoping to cadge a used day-pass. At least they do until a police car turns up.

I make for those glittering pinnacles, literally following glimpses of them above yards with furious dogs and a shop that is a hole in a wall, until finally I come into a quiet residential corner where the sound of Latin American radio music drifts from well-kept houses. All by themselves on a plaza, madly soaring in timeless pride, hover the Watts Towers. (read)

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