Watts is a sun-baked grid of apartments and California bungalows.
Tourists usually come only for the Watts Towers. The stores are mostly big chains. But there are joys, like a woman enrolling voters on a street corner, or a shop owned by a Black Muslim family. It is most busy and fun during weekdays. There is some excellent street art.
Watts is feared, but it also is a place where beautiful lives are led by wonderful people.