Tim Kiser's photos with the Clinton County

Doorway design idea for a smalltown downtown bar.

Doorway design idea for a smalltown downtown bar.
I was surprised by the color scheme. You can use the handle to steady yourself on the stairs.

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In downtown St. Johns, Michigan, on August 7th, 2016, outside Bruno's Bar at the southeast corner of East Higham Street and North Clint…
Added on September 27, 2016

At the vapejuice store, home to tasty eliquids.

At the vapejuice store, home to tasty eliquids.
The VAPE-ISLAND hyphen and the snowcapped letters are winsomely confusing. The state of our union's small businesses is: strong.

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In downtown St. Johns, Michigan, on August 7th, 2016, at the southwest corner of West Walker Street…
Added on September 29, 2016

At the Cinema 4 Chamber of Commerce State Farm.

At the Cinema 4 Chamber of Commerce State Farm.
State farms are prison labor camps. I don't care about Dillon Financial.

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In St. Johns, Michigan, on August 7th, 2016, outside the Southpoint Mall on the east side of Old U.S. 27, opposite Sunview Drive.

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Added on November  1, 2016

Good view of barred windows above a small loading dock and a diagonalized door.

Good view of barred windows above a small loading dock and a diagonalized door.
But I wish I knew all of the considerations that were involved in the decisionmaking process that led to the diagonalization of the door.

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In downtown Clinton, Iowa, on December 29th, 2011, in an alley between 5th Avenue South and…
Added on October 27, 2015

I took pictures galore at intersections galore.

I took pictures galore at intersections galore.
Sunshine galore comes to a corrugated concrete sidewalk planter.

Dollars galore began raining on me from above, and my face took on a joyous expression as I snatched them from the air. I began to twirl.

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In downtown Clinton, Iowa…
Added on October 11, 2015

Walking upstairs and through a doorway.

Walking upstairs and through a doorway.
In downtown Clinton, Iowa, on December 29th, 2011, in an alley between 4th Avenue South and 5th Avenue South, east of South 3rd Street.

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Library of Congress classification ideas:
NA3060 Stairs—Pictorial works.
NA3010 Doors—Pictori…
Added on September 12, 2015

Vines of shoe fits.

Vines of shoe fits.
"Brown's sells shoe fits to your family!" old radio ad voices used to exclaim. I still remember.

Look close!, the sign is well-lit.

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In downtown Clinton, Iowa, on December 29th, 2011, in an alley between 4th Avenue South and 5th…
Added on September 11, 2015

Paper snowflakes and rust during the neoclassicism of an abandoned post office.

Paper snowflakes and rust during the neoclassicism of an abandoned post office.
This building is unlikely ever to get renovated/restored, but if it happens I hope that the protruding light fixture above the door will be preserved.

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In downtown Clinton, Iowa, on December 29th, 2011, a former U.S. Post Office,…
Added on October 12, 2015

Cell phone tower and blue storefront of "Speedy Cash" with paper snowflakes, as viewed from over here at this bus stop shelter with reflective pavement paint.

Cell phone tower and blue storefront of "Speedy Cash" with paper snowflakes, as viewed from over here at this bus stop shelter with reflective pavement paint.
In downtown Clinton, Iowa, on December 29th, 2011, on the east side of South 2nd Street (U.S. Route 67), north of 6th Avenue South.

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Library of Congress classification ideas:
TK5103.2 Cell phone systems—Equipment and supplies—Pict…
Added on September 10, 2015

Good idea to set this up in a sunny area.

Good idea to set this up in a sunny area.
But would the decorator have had enough sense not to have bothered with all of this work if the window weren't located in a sunny area.

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In downtown Clinton, Iowa, on December 29th, 2011, a display window at Wagner Pharmacy at the…
Added on July 13, 2014

Sticks of gum ad of wall.

Sticks of gum ad of wall.
Here was an appeal to the tastebuds and brains of gumchewers.

The words "BUY TICKETS" are faintly visible above the CAMANCHE DISPOSAL dumpster.

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In downtown Clinton, Iowa, on December 29th, 2011, off the north side of 6th Avenue…
Added on July  2, 2014

These are romance novels and sweatfree tanning in Iowa.

These are romance novels and sweatfree tanning in Iowa.
In the small towns of the U.S. people have been thinking that their traditional ways of life -- which had been dependent on the "videotan" business model (combining UV tanning with VHS movie rental) — are DOOMED because of changes nobody around here asked…
Added on February 16, 2013

The "Captured Moments" lighthouse's photocollage has badly faded unfortunately.

The "Captured Moments" lighthouse's photocollage has badly faded unfortunately.
It has pretended to shine on plenty enough gravel and asphalt since the civic pride dinner at which I assume it was unveiled too many years ago, and is due to be retired in my opinion.

I think that even if a freshly-printed photoillustration were to be…
Added on February 17, 2013

A different corner.

A different corner.
Sure, an open-sided dumpster enclosure like every building has, it's nothing special — but look at that massive spew of cables up there!, cascading out from the building and sweeping upward into the sky.

The little concrete cylinder on the ground, I thin…
Added on February 18, 2013

Favorite unusual plants.

Favorite unusual plants.
My understanding of the situation here in this flowerbed at the edge of a parking lot in downtown Clinton, Iowa, is that these are dark-leafed plants that are being strangled or smothered to death by parasitic vines.

And that the original landscapers d…
Added on February 15, 2013