Locke, California, an old Chinatown has many alley ways, which always intrigues me. I want to see where they lead. This one leads to a beautiful back alley garden area.
The Chinatown of Locke, California was built by Chinese immigrants in 1912 and, for a while, was the largest Chinatown outside of China. When the nearby town of Walnut Grove burned to the ground due to an accidental fire, immigrants settled in Locke.
Locke was known for its saloons, houses of ill-repute, gambling, opium and other activities of reputation. Today, it is a thriving area artists and includes the famous Al the Wops restaurant.
The artist, Mary Deal, is also an award-winning author of mystery/thrillers, a short story collection and writers' reference books. Read about it here: