Tim Kiser

Tim Kiser

Posted on 02/02/2013


Photo taken on August 31, 2011



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Chopping off the sides of the shrubbery more severely on one side than on the other.

Chopping off the sides of the shrubbery more severely on one side than on the other.
Here is a method I saw for tending to situations in which a lineup of shrubs separates a sidewalk from a parking lot. This one is in Peoria, Illinois.

The landscaper distinguished between the shrubs' street sides and parking lot sides, giving flattened sides to the former and rounded sides to the latter.

Yet these flattened shrubs cast rounded-looking shadows onto the sidewalk: It is a clever trick, an advanced idea in landscaping. Pedestrians are surprised to see the city's sharp edges become unexpectedly softened by the shadows they cast.

Sometime I hope to write about all this at greater length.

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In downtown Peoria, Illinois, on August 31st, 2011, on the east side of Fayette Street between Northeast Monroe Street and Northeast Madison Avenue.

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Library of Congress classification ideas:
SB435.5 Ornamental shrubs—United States—Pictorial works.
TE280 Sidewalks—United States—Pictorial works.
TL175 Parking lots—United States—Pictorial works.
F549.P4 Peoria (Ill.)—Pictorial works.

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