♫♪♬♭♯ Komatsu comes to the end of music.

Grand Rapids Michigan.

Among Tim Kiser's albums



  • ♫♪♬♭♯ Komatsu comes to the end of music.

    This old building is old, old, old, old, old. And down it comes! This demolition was so noisy, why, my ears had to strain to hear myself humming and whistling as I observed it. I'm proud of this picture because of the midair cinderblock. -------------…

  • Good building in a good area of a good city.

    "Nice building in a nice area of a nice city," I muttered. ----------------------- In downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, on May 28th, 2013, the Grand Rapids Police Department at the northeast corner of West Fulton Street and Northwest Louis Street, as vie…

  • Blacktop path through a wooded bottomland, not anymore!

    "I remember we brought an asphalt spreader out here into this floodplain woodland and laid this down. I guess we might as well not have." ----------------------- In Grand Rapids, Michigan, on May 29th, 2013, along the Plaster Creek Trail in Ken-O-Sha Pa…


  • "I come from a land of plenty of parking."

    "This was how we wanted it to look!, with the sky gone and vast fields of cars. Mostly we experience it as being pleasantly inexpensive." ----------------------- In downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, on May 29th, 2013, a view of the underside of U.S. High…

  • Worsening plastic of plastic surroundings.

    I could feel my endocrine being disrupted by the smells given off by the 30-year-old plastic's/s' component chemicals' differing rates of evaporation into the confined area. ----------------------- In downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, on May 29th, 2013,…

  • City pileup of curbs and benches and bike racks and trash cans and flowerpots.

    Shoved off to one side of a parking lot, they wet the pavement, these numerous objects. ----------------------- In downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, on May 29th, 2013, off the west side of North Division Avenue, opposite Northeast Library Street. ------…


  • Right now it is one quadrillion times more compelling to look at than it will be when it's finished.

    I mourned its future appearance as I saw it! ----------------------- In Cascade Township, Michigan, on November 2nd, 2014, at the northwest corner of Southeast Kraft Avenue and Southeast 28th Street. ----------------------- Library of Congress classif…

  • I thought I was hot shit!, being up here looking at this.

    I'm sorry to call to mind the idea of hot shit, but that's literally what I thought I was. There are Newberry Avenue and the Grand River. ----------------------- In Grand Rapids, Michigan, on November 2nd, 2014, Northwest Newberry Avenue as viewed from…

  • Loved these weeds!

    "This mix of colors & textures ought to appeal bigtime to various city weeds æsthetes' respective connoisseurships such as mine," I said as I took pictures. ----------------------- In Grand Rapids, Michigan, on November 2nd, 2014, along the Oxford Stree…


  • I could feel myself becoming easier and easier to please as I took in this scenery.

    This design of lightpole was thought to be ideal for urban tourism riverfronts of its particular era. ----------------------- In downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, on November 2nd, 2014, the east riverbank of the Grand River as viewed from the north side…

  • The sculpture has improved the area.

    Certainly we cannot expect to rely upon the buildings, vehicles, or physical infrastructure of the city of Grand Rapids to be interesting to look at, so I was glad to have a public art object here. ----------------------- In downtown Grand Rapids, Michi…

  • Evening plants and electricity beside a railroad in a city in early November.

    But do not get so excited about the sunny areas that you forget to notice the ruin of sidewalk: It has failed to attract enough pedestrians and is returning to dirt. ----------------------- In Grand Rapids, Michigan, on November 2nd, 2014, on the north…


  • Nice view of this Admiral this evening.

    Sometime I might come up here and put on a little show for people while they pump their gas. ----------------------- In Walker, Michigan, on November 2nd, 2014, an Admiral gas station owned by the Admiral Petroleum Company (headquartered in Coopersvill…