Tim Kiser's photos with the buildings

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

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

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

A view across the parking, toward Cut-To-Fit-The-Mouth.

A view across the parking, toward Cut-To-Fit-The-Mouth.
The windows of the Cut-To-Fit-The-Mouth Building used to be larger.

Historic parking attendant shacks are adorable.

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In Atlantic City, New Jersey, on May 2nd, 2015, a view from the west side of Kentucky Avenue, north of the Board…
Added on October 14, 2016

A huge dumpster enclosure for one puny dumpster, meantime over there there's another dumpster and it ain't even inside the enclosure.

A huge dumpster enclosure for one puny dumpster, meantime over there there's another dumpster and it ain't even inside the enclosure.
This being Atlantic City, nobody cares about the mismanagement of the space occupied by the dumpsters and the dumpster enclosure. Land areas are not precious around here right now.

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In Atlantic City, New Jersey, on May 2nd, 2015,…
Added on October 23, 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

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

Picture of a stop sign with a "stop and think" handprints artwork on it plus a lineup of bldgs behind it.

Picture of a stop sign with a "stop and think" handprints artwork on it plus a lineup of bldgs behind it.
In downtown Schenectady, New York, on August 29th, 2016, at the northeast corner of Lafayette Street and Chapel Street.

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Library of Congress classification ideas:
TE228 Stop signs—Pictorial works.
NA9053.S7 Streetscapes (Urban des…
Added on October 13, 2016

I warmly regarded a historic building.

I warmly regarded a historic building.
In downtown Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, on July 16th, 2016, off the east side of Bingham Street, south of Queen Street East.

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Library of Congress classification ideas:
NA6403.C2 Industrial buildings—Canada—Pictorial works.
GT3913.1…
Added on October 11, 2016

This one's called "At the mall — in this case, an attractive shopping mall."

This one's called "At the mall — in this case, an attractive shopping mall."
I figure the Paul Mall has an interesting history? Maybe it was the world's first "business incubator." I don't know.

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In downtown Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, on July 16th, 2016, off the south side of Albert Street East, between Br…
Added on October 11, 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

My favorite/favourite visitor attraction in downtown Sault Ste. Marie is this lime green dumpster.

My favorite/favourite visitor attraction in downtown Sault Ste. Marie is this lime green dumpster.
The surrounding architecture is very very Canadian.

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In downtown Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, on July 16th, 2016, in an alley connecting Bell Avenue and East Street, between Bay Street and Queen Street East.

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Added on November  4, 2016

A streetcorner Dunkin' Donuts facility in downtown SLC.

A streetcorner Dunkin' Donuts facility in downtown SLC.
What a wonderful city. I pushed off from my overhead perch across the street and landed gently on the sidewalk in front of the shop. I entered the building. I purchased and consumed (ate) a glazed chocolate cake donut.

If you care to look you can see the…
Added on November 21, 2016

Public art idea: a rock on a column for plaza seating.

Public art idea: a rock on a column for plaza seating.
But wait, it is more than a tasteful decoration: The sculpture is Asteroid Landed Softly by Kazuo Matsubiyashi, completed 1993. It is a sundial. Its timetelling gnomon casts a shaft of light (as opposed to a more typical shadow-casting gnomon). The seatin…
Added on December  6, 2016

Loved these vertical downward protrusions!

Loved these vertical downward protrusions!
Loved these downwardly-protruding verticals!

The difference between weeds and grass is weeds are green and grass is brown.

What a streetcorner.

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In downtown Owensboro, Kentucky, on January 3rd, 2016, outside the "Lechner Graduat…
Added on September 13, 2016

A bronze sculpture titled "Eternal Flame." It's from 1986.

A bronze sculpture titled "Eternal Flame." It's from 1986.
According to the text carved into its base, it's supposed to be a flame "represent[ing] the light of knowledge." Okay!

It makes sense that knowledge is light and fire is bronze. Personally when it comes to light, I prefer ambient sunlight to having to wo…
Added on November 10, 2016

I found a Budget Host Inn. The Budget Host brand was established in Fort Worth in 1975.

I found a Budget Host Inn. The Budget Host brand was established in Fort Worth in 1975.
The people at Budget Host are interested in hearing about your impressions of Budget Host, what words you mentally associate with the Budget Host brand, do you trust the brand, etc. Naw I'm just kiddin they don't care.

Personally I feel that the brown &…
Added on October  6, 2016

Plant picture above the city.

Plant picture above the city.
"These gray and white sky clouds were the perfect backdrop for the blackened death stalk of this agave," I said as I fiddled with the picture's settings in Adobe Lightroom.

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In Bisbee, Arizona, on October 9th, 2015, a view from a…
Added on September 23, 2016