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La Virgen de Guadalupe Shrine (Castillo Castle)
After returning from the Vietnam War, a disabled veteran built his residence of recycled lumber, aluminum cans, and rubblestone. The irregular, two-story structure is topped by an open wooden tower housing a homemade statue of the Virgin of Guadalupe. Some of the poles bristling around and above the virgin form a surrealistic cross in a glittering fantasy reminiscent of the Watts Towers in Los Angeles.
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