Los Angeles' Chinatown (65 images)
Sure it's a tourist trap - the local Chinese-American community long ago moved to Monterey Park, out in the San Gabriel Valley. But this is Los Angeles' original Chinatown, where the Chinese laborers who built the western railroads once lived. And now it's a bit of an ironic joke. It's a sly joke on the Anglo locals who think this over-the-top kitsch is the real thing. They're laughing at us. But it's still a feast for the eyes.