Is this really an alley? With the thick atmosphere and bare trace of a tire path in the grass, it looks positively rural.
I was thinking the same thing. A secret pathway to another world seems more like it!
It is! The alleys in my part of town vary from fairly well maintained to so-so (this one) to completely overgrown with blackberries. I'm not sure any of them are paved a la the North End in Boise. I'm guessing it was a developer fad, rather than a specifically planned thing by the city.
Oh, lots of alleys here. I haven't seen any here that look this pretty though. Not sure if you'd like them.