Tim Kiser's photos with the blacktop

Idea for a nondoor.

Idea for a nondoor.
This is giving me a design idea for a fireplace for my house, including the bollards.

No but seriously, this is a bank ("Homestead Savings Bank"), and seeing this I'm ready to give all of my money to it.

No but seriously, it's a smoking shelter for smok…
Added on December  9, 2016

Come home to Checc$ Cashed.

Come home to Checc$ Cashed.
It stands for Casino Hotel Employees Check Cashing $ervice. Wonderful!

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In Atlantic City, New Jersey, on May 2nd, 2015, a building at the northeast corner of Pacific Avenue and New York Avenue.

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Library of…
Added on December  4, 2016

Pilasters idea.

Pilasters idea.
The differing skinninesses/widenesses solved a now-forgotten problem.

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In downtown Schenectady, New York, on August 29th, 2016, a building on the west side of Broadway, north of State Street.

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Library of C…
Added on November 12, 2016

Extremely guardrailed expanse of pavement.

Extremely guardrailed expanse of pavement.
Guardrails are ideal for demarcating the boundaries of parking lots. People ought to use guardrails to demarcate the boundaries of parking lots in more places than they do already.

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In downtown Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, on July 1…
Added on October 16, 2016

Mural idea for near a door.

Mural idea for near a door.
No angry person would be able to enter through the door without first having their anger mocked by the artwork.

The fence is a real fence. Crazy!

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In downtown Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, on July 16th, 2016, off the south side of Q…
Added on November 10, 2016

2015 sun onto 1982 building.

2015 sun onto 1982 building.
"May it never lose its status as the 4th-tallest skyscraper in Toledo," I muttered sarcastically as I took pictures.

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In downtown Toledo, Ohio, on November 14th, 2015, the Michael DiSalle Government Center, a/k/a One Government Ce…
Added on November 24, 2016

Good surfaces for sunlight to reflect from office windows onto.

Good surfaces for sunlight to reflect from office windows onto.
I declared the occasion a "successful evening thrill. Having fun in Toledo."

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In downtown Toledo, Ohio, on November 14th, 2015, at the northwest corner of North St. Clair Street and Madison Avenue.

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Librar…
Added on September 17, 2016

Arizona desert town Italian cypress.

Arizona desert town Italian cypress.
Interesting funfact: the tree and horizon make a plus symbol (+) in the center of the pic.

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In Tombstone, Arizona, on October 9th, 2015, a Cupressus sempervirens (Mediterranean cypress, Italian cypress, Tuscan cypress, graveyard c…
Added on October  7, 2016

Old familiar IGA logo and weird unfamiliar IGA logo.

Old familiar IGA logo and weird unfamiliar IGA logo.
Lefthand comfort and righthand discomfort. Tall column of siding!

Two garbage cans seems like one too many but I'm not from around here so maybe there's more to the story than what I could know.

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In Mackinaw City, Michigan, on Ju…
Added on December 29, 2016

Somebody's good yard wall.

Somebody's good yard wall.
Favorite arrangements of triangular openings.

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In Parkersburg, West Virginia, on June 17th, 2014, in an alley connecting 23rd Street and 24th Street, between Dudley Avenue and Lynn Street.

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Library of Cong…
Added on December  5, 2016

An 11-ounce tub of pimento cheese salad is a meal — what a meal!

An 11-ounce tub of pimento cheese salad is a meal — what a meal!
The buildings and lightpole are straight-up-and-down vertical, so I don't know why the truck is crooked.

Grissom is an appetizing word. I'm getting hungry for a mayonnaise-bound meat salad.

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In Johnson City, Tennessee, on Decembe…
Added on November  3, 2016

Ventilations and satellite dishes at sunset at a Motel 6 in Kalamazoo.

Ventilations and satellite dishes at sunset at a Motel 6 in Kalamazoo.
You've stayed at a Motel 6 before, right? So this looks familiar.

The door leads to an electrical room and the sign reminds motel guests to lock their cars.

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In Kalamazoo, Michigan, on May 29th, 2013, outside a Motel 6 on the sou…
Added on October  1, 2016

Locally famous pavement hump at the payphone at Rose Convenience.

Locally famous pavement hump at the payphone at Rose Convenience.
For years people have been loving it and talking about it and laughing about it. "The pavement hump! haha, haha" etc.

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In Windsor, Ontario, on February 20th, 2016, outside "Rose Convenience #1" at the northwest corner of Wyandotte…
Added on June  9, 2016

Failure to park.

Failure to park.
Extravagant nonuse of parking.

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In Indianapolis, Indiana, on April 3rd, 2016, a former General Motors metal-stamping plant (operated 1930-2011) as viewed from the northwest corner of Oliver Avenue and South White River Parkway.

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Added on September  7, 2016

Numerous, numerous overhead electric lines, but none are attached to the electric lamppost on the yellow island of white flowers in the parking lot.

Numerous, numerous overhead electric lines, but none are attached to the electric lamppost on the yellow island of white flowers in the parking lot.
What a wired city! And lit up!

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In downtown Adrian, Michigan, on October 25th, 2015, on the south side of Washburn Street between North Winter Street and North Main Street.

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Library of Congress classificat…
Added on November 23, 2016

A smiling walking frosty boy has a cone, and a building has a lineup of cones.

A smiling walking frosty boy has a cone, and a building has a lineup of cones.
I have an idea for the comic strip Nancy: A smiling walking Nancy carries an inverted traffic cone filled with ice cream.

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In downtown Adrian, Michigan, on October 25th, 2015, at the northeast corner of South Broad Street and East…
Added on March 31, 2016

At a smalltown midwestern McDonald's!: Thunderclouds as dark as or darker than blacktop, full of hailstones as hard as or harder than gravel.

At a smalltown midwestern McDonald's!: Thunderclouds as dark as or darker than blacktop, full of hailstones as hard as or harder than gravel.
Regardless of weather condition, an empty McDonald's parking lot is always preferable to a parking lot full of McDonald's customers.

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In Alma, Michigan, on July 18th, 2015, on the grounds of a McDonald's on the west side of Wright…
Added on August 15, 2016

Ithaca, Michigan (population 2,910) looks to be mostly pavement and electricity.

Ithaca, Michigan (population 2,910) looks to be mostly pavement and electricity.
Which are you walking from your car to?: Robin's or the dumpster.

Robin's is "Robin's Hair & Tanning." Do not tan, it's cancerous!

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In downtown Ithaca, Michigan, on July 18th, 2015, off the west side of South Main Street, south o…
Added on May 13, 2016