Bodie, California is a former mining town, turned ghost town. Taken over by California's state park system, its approximately one hundred remaining structures, down from 2,000 in its heyday, are in a state of natural decay. While visiting Bodie, many people also stop off at Mono Lake and Yosemite National Park since they're fairly close.
This alleyway is in the north-western part of town, which neighbored the town's Chinatown. In the late 1800s, a few hundred Chinese residents worked in Bodie's mines, some operating opium dens.