Philadelphian ton of bricks.

Philadelphian freedom fighters.

Among Tim Kiser's albums



  • Caution in the morning.

    Watch out you don't get jabbed by that rack of antlers growing from that tree wrapped around that downspout when you're squeezing through that little gap during your trips to and from the parking lot. ----------------------- In Philadelphia on March 25t…

  • A nonphone; a bobbypins art panel in a window.

    The bobbypins illustration, does it signal the presence of artists & designers in the neighborhood?, or merely a hair parlor. Is it a textile fabric, as in a person could buy a bolt of it? ----------------------- In downtown Philadelphia on March 23rd,…

  • Plants at the edge of a parking lot.

    True or false: These woody plants are fullgrown or nearly fullgrown. If they get any bigger than they already are it won't be by much. These plants are fullgrown adults. Test your plant knowledge. ----------------------- In Philadelphia on March 25…


  • Cursive F of hairdryer stinklines; ladies' legs taper to footless points and their blouses are transparent.

    I love hairdryer smell, it's the smell of dust burning off from heating elements. You can sometimes get it from spaceheaters too, it's my favorite smell to fall asleep to. ----------------------- In northeast Philadelphia on March 24th, 2011, "The Crea…

  • Severed heads staring contest, at a dinnercandle.

    Yes the signage blends in with the sky so don't miss the illustration of the unhappy couple at the top. The first to singe his or her hair is either the winner or the loser, somehow?, maybe? ----------------------- In northeast Philadelphia on March 24…

  • Pizza Nozzle; Pizza Buzzard; Pizza Embezzler; Pizza Guzzles; Pizza Buzzsaw; Dizzy Pizza; Pizza Fizz; Pizza Piazza Mezzanine; Jacuzzi Pizza; Pizza Whizzed; Pizza Abuzz; Pizza Zzt-zzt.

    Yep the new business is right: "Pizza Sizzle" will be the best of the double-z names. It would be silly to overanalyse the artwork but I wish we could see the faces and arms and legs of those slices of pizza that are still in the pan yet. The slices co…


  • Taking down the lightpoles during the work.

    For this one I was poking the cameralens thru chainlink so that's why I wasn't backed up enough to show the entire twintops of the lightpole. Had I moved to the left enough to stop the portalet from blocking the view of the distant Wall Mosaic, I'd've en…

  • ♥☺ A substation! ♥☺

    I'd've brung my viewcamera down here for this but it'd've been too hard to've gotten the lens poked through the chainlink. Why it just so happens that black-with-yellow-stripes is both my favorite color of jungle snake and my favorite color of speedbump.…

  • Philadelphia rowhomes' window tumbleweeds in lateday.

    "I remember daffodils were blooming so it must have been spring," one of my #1 favorite verbal prompts to flashbacks. In the shadowed areas of the lower left of the the pic, you see places that'll confirm for you that, yes, the xmaslights are turned on…


  • Cruel severance of chainlink-entangled woody vines' contacts from their lifegiving rootsystems.

    Vultures descend and circle 'round the dead remains, seeking the positions where their loooong shadows won't ruin their photos in the evening sunlight. ----------------------- In Philadelphia on March 24th, 2011, off the south side of Christian Street,…

  • Uthbë uthbë uthbë!, Cuthbert Street is a bumpy one-lane.

    Bumper poles stop so-called Accurate Dumpsters from rolling off the slopey sidewalks and out into traffic. The commingled brick and asphalt surfaces of Cuthbert Street's driving lane exhibit the effects of a long long history of heaving and settling. Th…

  • The tops of the traffic signal shadows were touching the pictures of the sidewalk treegrilles today while I was down at Blatt's.

    Using the locations and lengths of the shadows cast by daily-encountered objects to accurately gauge the date and time is a skill I was taught to visualize "lifelong locals" having, in an "Appreciation and Cultivation of a Sense of Place" humanities cours…


  • Heavy vine- and mortarwork for your parking.

    Here's a parking spot that I might not mind using sometime — provided nobody beats me to it, now that I'm broadcasting its telephone number all up and down the internet. The vinework puts me almost-somewhat in the mind of a fishing net decoration on a pi…

  • <Big grin!>

    The lipstick is to make sure your attention gets drawn to the comically oversized concrete pearl in its mouth. I took this picture so as to be able to prove that yes I was in Chinatown; and because I want to try to find somebody I can talk to about the l…

  • Heading in to get a round of pale blue zenwork done to my face.

    Times when I attend some kind of an assembly or suchlike, and the master of ceremonies or whoever starts off by saying: "First off I want to send out a huge welcome to all the new faces I'm seeing here today," I like being able to think to myself: He or…


  • A $6 garment, hanging on a hanger.

    It's expensive because it's a specialty item. People who need one will be willing to pay however much it costs, and will be unlikely to be able to find it sold cheaper elsewhere. ----------------------- In Chinatown in Philadelphia on March 25th, 2011,…

  • Let neons arten or artify all cities' wet underpasses, all the way through to the end of expense — and beyond!

    It is cleverly thrifty, adding but merely the gentlest touch of moodlighting necessary to capacitate the ceiling seepages' proficient handling of the remaining bulk of the æsthetic work. Autos, by their parkings and unparkings, become unwitting participa…

  • Sayeth sayeth sayeth what you want:

    But we would have all by now long forgotten about the proto-Eastern Orthodox church at the town of Alaşehir, Turkey, (formerly Philadelphia, Roman Empire), were it not for the Council of Carthage of 397's commandment that the coocoo violence of the Book o…


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