Tim Kiser's photos with the downtown

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

Melting pile of black snow in a smalltown central business district.

Melting pile of black snow in a smalltown central business district.
In downtown Eaton Rapids, Michigan, on March 27th, 2016, on West Hamlin Street, east of South Main Street.

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Library of Congress classification ideas:
GB2615 Snow—United States—Pictorial works.
TD868 Snow removal—United States—Pict…
Added on November  4, 2016

Unobstructed view of a cinderblock hardware store.

Unobstructed view of a cinderblock hardware store.
The idea behind the Woman Logo is that "Pettit" and "petticoat" each start with the same five letters, petti.

The sun is in a weird place.

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In downtown Eaton Rapids, Michigan, on March 27th, 2016, outside Pettit Hardware off the…
Added on November 12, 2016

Just an ordinary thing.

Just an ordinary thing.
Consult your local newspaper for news of current weir construction projects on rivers in and around your town.

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A channel of the Grand River in downtown Eaton Rapids, Michigan, on March 27th, 2016, off the east side of Mill Street…
Added on October 26, 2016

Bricks go to grass and gravel.

Bricks go to grass and gravel.
Different directional orientations of laydowns of bricks are abutting one another here.

Ah how our view of the foreground transition zone from gravel and grass to bricks gets messed with by the shadows cast by sun shining on bare branches. Gets messed wi…
Added on December 24, 2016

My house.

My house.
No I'm just kidding it's not my house, but I do live in one of the rental apartments. It's a very unusual way to live.

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In downtown Eaton Rapids, Michigan, on March 27th, 2016, the Edgewater Apartments, formerly part of the Horner…
Added on October 26, 2016

Thorough provision of electricity.

Thorough provision of electricity.
Imagine these are palmtrees. The gravel area is a spread of white beachsand. The parking lot is the parking lot for the beach.

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In downtown Eaton Rapids, Michigan, on March 27th, 2016, along the W. Scott Munn Riverwalk trail, nort…
Added on November 13, 2016

This city needs facials.

This city needs facials.
Were the microdermabrasion customers watching me from the other side of the mirrored glass.

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In downtown Port Huron, Michigan, on April 18th, 2015, outside the "Birmingham Cosmetic Surgery & Vein Center" at the northeast corner of…
Added on December 31, 2016

Wide half-purple door.

Wide half-purple door.
There is more of the old purple hidden behind the contemporary metal panel.

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In downtown Charlotte, Michigan, on August 16th, 2014, in an alley between Cochran Avenue and South Washington Street, wouth of East Lawrence Avenue.

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Added on December 26, 2016

Going downtown and renting yourself a pink-painted Oriented Strand Board box.

Going downtown and renting yourself a pink-painted Oriented Strand Board box.
This is not a cube.

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In downtown Schenectady, New York, on August 29th, 2016, on the north side of Fuller Street, east of South Church Street.

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Library of Congress classification ideas:
HF5487 Storage and…
Added on December 24, 2016

In downtown Schenectady, a view of the former Club Illusion and its extensive surroundings.

In downtown Schenectady, a view of the former Club Illusion and its extensive surroundings.
Club Illusion was shut down by the City of Schenectady in coordination with the New York State Liquor Authority in 2013. Look at those windows.

Had I been a Club Illusion clubgoer, my #1 fear while clubgoing would have been: a vehicle crashing into the b…
Added on October 10, 2016

Among the most important components of downtown Schenectady's famous streetscapes are: dangling traffic signals.

Among the most important components of downtown Schenectady's famous streetscapes are: dangling traffic signals.
In downtown Schenectady, New York, on August 29th, 2016, at the southeast corner of State Street (New York State Route 5) and Erie Boulevard.

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Library of Congress classification ideas:
NA9053.S7 Streetscapes (Urban design)—United…
Added on October 13, 2016

Mister James is a storefront stylist.

Mister James is a storefront stylist.
My hairstyle is shaped like a pediment-and-pilaster combination. My enormous lambchop sideburns are the windowshutters of my face.

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In downtown Schenectady, New York, on August 29th, 2016, on the north side of State Street (New Yo…
Added on September 27, 2016

Exploding fireworks of clump of delightful goldenrod in a private lot.

Exploding fireworks of clump of delightful goldenrod in a private lot.
It's hard to see it from all the way over here, but it's the "private lot" for Mr. James Hairstylist, which closed in 2013. "But don't paint over the sign and don't let people park here for free, I guess," I said disapprovingly.

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Added on December 25, 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

Ridiculous oddball 1933 expression of neoclassical/neofederal architecture of Schenectady City Hall.

Ridiculous oddball 1933 expression of neoclassical/neofederal architecture of Schenectady City Hall.
People say it looks "off somehow but I can't put my finger on why" and then you tell them it's from 1933 and they say "ah, that makes sense."

"So there is a mismatch between the building's architectural style(s) and the actual time period of its erection…
Added on November 27, 2016

Oldstyle paddle-style lites from the 60s-70s probably.

Oldstyle paddle-style lites from the 60s-70s probably.
Clothes & shoes donation boxes: Ever since I switched to wearing Saucony Vegan Shoes, I no longer donate my unwanted shoes. I cook them and eat them.

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In downtown Schenectady, New York, on August 29th, 2016, on the north side of U…
Added on December 28, 2016

Admiring a distant tree in Schenectady.

Admiring a distant tree in Schenectady.
Likeable, sure. Its crown reminded me of a fireworks display.

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In downtown Schenectady, New York, on August 29th, 2016, a view from the northeast corner of Yates Street and Bradley Avenue.

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Library of Cong…
Added on September 25, 2016