"I'm looking for old pictures of old 19th century parking lots."

Approximately north-northwestern-northcentralish Ohio.

Among Tim Kiser's albums



  • Double mailbox of entry to 17.

    Accommodates mail delivery to a building that wasn't designed for that. ----------------------- In downtown Norwalk, Ohio, on June 24th, 2009, on the west side of North Hester Street, south of West Monroe Street. ----------------------- Library of Con…

  • Dancing waters of downtown Toledo.

    I have an idea to paint the plumbing sky blue. ----------------------- In downtown Toledo, Ohio, on August 5th, 2012, on the east side of North St. Clair Street, south of Madison Avenue. ----------------------- Library of Congress classification idea:…

  • NEW FASTER DIGITAL PICTURE MACHINE.

    MAKES PICTURES CARDS CDEFG. To not have that planter surrounded by bumper poles is to invite cars to ram it: Willkommen! All my life I have puked anytime I have seen Swiss-chalet-style historicism. ---------------------- In downtown Sugarcreek, Ohio,…


  • "Roadside Storm."

    Thunderstorms ready destructions to inflict upon these food crops on an evening in Ohio. I will hide in the shadow of this tree. ----------------------- South of LaRue, Ohio, in Bowling Green Township, on July 12th, 2013, a view from Winnemac Pike (Cou…

  • Important hub of activity.

    In downtown Tiffin, Ohio, on July 7th, 2013, in an alley between East Perry Street and East Market Street, east of Jefferson Street. ------------------------ Library of Congress classification ideas: TK3231 Overhead electric lines—United States—Pictoria…

  • Rusty expansion joint in a corn area of northwestern Ohio.

    I love these days when the weather is nice and there isn't much traffic and I can be out here in the air and spend some time looking closely at the roads. ------------------------- South of Whitehouse, Ohio, in Waterville Township, on July 12th, 2013, o…


  • Laciness of sealant networks.

    This is captivating. Think of the people who get to spend their days tracing cracks in asphalt pavements, out in the sunshine and air. ---------------------- In downtown Elmore, Ohio, on July 12th, 2013, along the North Coast Inland Trail, east of Harr…

  • Enjoyment of rural northwestern Ohio.

    I was glad for the powerline. I wouldn't have taken the picture if the powerline hadn't have been there. The uselessness/needlessness of the gate is funny but it's not enough. ----------------------- In Carroll Township, Ohio, on July 12th, 2013, on t…

  • Smalltown life of mudding the streets and railroad crossings.

    I was a visitor here doing this — driving cars and trucks from muddiness onto pavement the way I like to — and the rural Ohio townsfolk of the place were bored enough with their daily routines that they expressed gratitude to me, for "paintin' up our stre…


  • Unusual bldg.

    Which came first, the bed of landscaping shrubbery or the corner into which it is tucked. Or: Which came first, the idea for the former or the idea for the latter. Boy this area of gravel in the foreground sure is gettin weedy, pretty soon a man might h…

  • Ms. Anne Murray!, LP cover portrait in cellophane.

    Her demonstrations of how people ought to pose for pictures were more influential than I think is commonly recognized. They were influential for me, anyhow. It's a shame that that plastic's doing that right on top of her eyes. This portrait appears o…

  • Perpendicular travelers.

    The pair of weedened tracks across the parking lot preserves and memorializes the migration route of Ohio's first wave of Amish. They came in buggies. ----------------------- In downtown Sugarcreek, Ohio, on August 20th, 2012, along the east side of Fa…


  • Walking 'round a corner.

    Ordinarily upon seeing an overhang without a hanging flowerbasket I would suggest that maybe it would be nice to see a hanging flowerbasket hanging from the overhang, but perhaps in this instance that would interrupt the winsome simplemindedness of this d…

  • This place is famous: the "Treasure Bud's Chest" shop in downtown Wooster, Ohio.

    The rampant scarequotes are meant to indicate how ridiculous it would be to truly and literally "treasure" "Bud's" (not his real name) rather unimpressive "chest." No but seriously I hate to seem to come across as smug but one of the lifelessons here is…

  • Asphalt sheet siding of strips of fanciful bricklook, with 4 ventilations, 2 available parking spots, a Television Dish.

    It's a view upon a long-dead family's long-ago afternoon of licking-and-sticking sheets of bricklook, a modern advancement in claddings that they chose to trust would suit them well enough. They're all long dead. ----------------------- In downtown Mar…


  • "I'm looking for old pictures of old 19th century parking lots."

    "This one's okay but ideally I'm looking for something a little less weird. Plus this one's got kind of an extraterrestrial-looking sky, which is distracting." ----------------------- In downtown Mansfield, Ohio, on June 22nd, 2009, at the southeast co…

  • Vanity crackpatcher idea for Sandusky Bay, probably a waste of crackpatcher.

    Playful, wasteful, charming, embarrassing — all of these! ----------------------- In downtown Sandusky, Ohio, on June 24th, 2009, at the Jackson Street Pier in Sandusky Bay of Lake Erie, off the north side of West Shoreline Drive, east of Jackson Street…

  • Favorite surface disturbances of rivers of the Lake Erie watershed.

    Here's for looking out expansively across the famous Blanchard River in Findlay, Ohio. The Blanchard River has got its own weird and colorful idears about whatall kinds of oddball experiences its waters'll be having during its ongoing journey to the ocea…


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