Vale Park is one of those hidden places that few seem to know about. It runs eastward from Nott Terrace to Vale Cemetery, which in turn runs east until it abuts St John's Cemetery, which runs to Brandywine Avenue. There's this large stretch of wood, water and nature that runs parallel to State Street for many blocks, yet few beside party-minded teens frequent it.
This is the official gate, at the Nott Street end. I like the deliberate lack of symmetry. If you come down here, there's a smallish playground for the younger kids and Stewart's Ice Cream is one block north on the opposite side of Nott Terrace.
Monday Mural: rabbit carp - Along the edge of Chinatown near the 880 freeway stands a running frieze of colorful murals. This one caught my fancy because it blends two animals. Wou...
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