Sacramento has grown into a large metropolitan area. To the visitor it may look like one big city.
Dig a little deeper and you will find a collection of smaller communities with old town centers at their core.
We recently visited one of these towns. We had breakfast at Fair Oaks Village. The town had been promoted as a citrus growing area in the late 19th and early 20th century by investors in Chicago and Sacramento. Freezes in the 1930s ended the citrus industry but other business took its place.
One of the first things we noticed were the chickens. They inhabit the area around the Plaza Park, encouraged by people who come to feed them.
Also at the Plaza Park is this beautiful mural at the edge of the amphitheater, an outdoor venue for community theater.
The Park is surrounded by historic buildings housing cafes and shops.
I thought this antique shop had a lot of character.
Find more parts of our world and My World Tuesday,
hosted for us by Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Fishing Guy and Sylvia.