Along about World War II, downtown Pasadena wasn't looking so good. By the late 1940's, nobody was much interested in opening new businesses there, and things deteriorated. This might have been a good thing for Old Town Pasadena, because nobody bothered to renovate the buildings and they retained their historic character.
By the mid-1990s, however, revitalization was well underway. Now Old Town is known for great shopping and dining. It's also known for its historical buildings. Oh--and did I mention its pretty alleys? I think I must have said something before about pretty alleys.
This garage door is in Fraser Alley, which runs parallel to Colorado Blvd. on the south. Click on the photo to enlarge it and see the stenciled artwork peeking back at you.