Tim Kiser's photos with the Parkersburg

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

The tallest skyscraper in Parkersburg was erected in 1974.

The tallest skyscraper in Parkersburg was erected in 1974.
"Ah this parking lot's roadsalt stains' leopardine pattern," I sighed as I took pictures. "The banktower continues to flatter the year of its erection."

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In downtown Parkersburg, West Virginia, on November 29th, 2013, "United Squa…
Added on December 22, 2016

A 1996 bridge.

A 1996 bridge.
Think of the all of the buildings you know of that were built in the mid-to-late 1990s, and consider your level of trust in the ability of the U.S. construction industry of that era to competently build long-lasting structures that would stand for many de…
Added on October  7, 2015

Likeable plant of likeable river — likeable mullein of likeable Little Kanawha River.

Likeable plant of likeable river — likeable mullein of likeable Little Kanawha River.
Likeable for so long as you have the capacity to like, that is. Some people don't!

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In Parkersburg, West Virginia, on November 28th, 2014, along the Little Kanawha River on the north side of 1st Avenue.

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L…
Added on February 25, 2016

A blue bird.

A blue bird.
The name was apt: This wasn't a bus, it was a blue bird. And here was exactly the kind of building I'd like to grow old in: A senior citizens' highrise with sliding glass doors and balconies.

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In Parkersburg, West Virginia, on Jun…
Added on January 24, 2016

Scenic overlook of Burger King near Parkersburg, West Virginia, on a sunny morning in April 2015.

Scenic overlook of Burger King near Parkersburg, West Virginia, on a sunny morning in April 2015.
It makes for a good photo but I would not want to be here.

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Near Parkersburg, West Virginia, on April 27th, 2015, a view from the parking lot of a newly-constructed "Sleep Inn & Suites" on Emerson Commons Boulevard south of Emerso…
Added on March 17, 2016

Ditch of cattails.

Ditch of cattails.
I don't think any of this mowed area ever gets used for anything that necessitates its being mowed, but oh well this isn't my property and I'm not the one wasting my time.

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In Parkersburg, West Virginia, on April 27th, 2015, at th…
Added on January  4, 2016

Walking upstairs.

Walking upstairs.
The placement of the guardrail was rude to the people who need to use the staircase.

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In Parkersburg, West Virginia, on December 24th, 2014, behind a section of an unnamed shopping center known locally as "Kmart shopping center" o…
Added on April  9, 2015

Setting for a bridge.

Setting for a bridge.
While you wait at the stoplight, you can think about crossing the bridge, envision yourself doing it.

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In Parkersburg, West Virginia, on December 27th, 2014, at the southeast corner of Division Street (West Virginia Route 14) and…
Added on May 23, 2015

Comfortably distant from that.

Comfortably distant from that.
The Little Kanawha River looks prettier and prettier the farther away from it you can manage to get, has been my experience.

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In Parkersburg, West Virginia, on December 21st, 2011, the Little Kanawha River as viewed from Fort Bore…
Added on April 18, 2014

Snowy scene of speed avisory.

Snowy scene of speed avisory.
Take the curve as fast as you want, according to this frightening street gang. Its members spread fear on the streets of this small West Virginia town by defacing streetsigns in the night, to honor its cartel.

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In Parkersburg, W…
Added on April 22, 2014

Retaining wall of exciting sky condition.

Retaining wall of exciting sky condition.
Also exciting is your awareness that that glass skyscraper up there is the tallest building in Parkersburg, West Virginia. It is approximately 100 feet tall.

Think of other times you can remember when dumpsters were high above you.

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Added on February 12, 2014

"I am an automobile driver! Where ought to I direct my eyes to learn about the status of the numbered parking spaces!"

"I am an automobile driver! Where ought to I direct my eyes to learn about the status of the numbered parking spaces!"
"I am in Parkersburg, West Virginia!"

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In downtown Parkersburg, West Virginia, on December 21st, 2011, on the north side of Avery Street, east of 4th Street.

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Library of Congress classification ideas:
NA8300 Sheds…
Added on February 13, 2014

Potato chip scenery.

Potato chip scenery.
I got so attracted to the potato chips that I almost forgot to notice that the giant roll-up door back there is obstructed by some kind of folding contraption, lifted up to form a sort of canopy, under which is an uninstalled automobile windshield.

Eat e…
Added on March  9, 2014

Pedestrian route idea.

Pedestrian route idea.
I ended up deciding that it wouldn't be sufficiently rewarding to be worth my time to follow the path.

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In Cedar Grove, Wood County, West Virginia, on November 29th, 2013, on the grounds of West Virginia University at Parkersburg…
Added on February 14, 2014

Tourist area with flowers and lights.

Tourist area with flowers and lights.
Spend warm summer evenings strolling upon decorative pavers, among ornamental gardenplants.

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In downtown Parkersburg, West Virginia, on August 4th, 2012, on the west side of 2nd Street, north of Ann Street. There is the CSX bridg…
Added on December 21, 2013

New development.

New development.
This land area was cleared and reshaped and the road was built to accommodate new businesses that never arrived. So there is no need to plow the snow from the new road!

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On the outskirts of Parkersburg, West Virginia, on December…
Added on November 16, 2013

Here was my double solid yellow line fever at this abandoned bigbox store.

Here was my double solid yellow line fever at this abandoned bigbox store.
After a long loud night of arguing at home we come down here at dawn and take curves too fast.

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In Parkersburg, West Virginia, on August 26th, 2012, a former "Big Bear Plus" store (now operated as an exhibition/event facility?) in…
Added on August 26, 2013