Tim Kiser's photos with the traffic signal

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

Intersection buttpushing.

Intersection buttpushing.
I RUB[bed my] HAND UNDER [my] ARM then firmly pressed the button. "Ah, Gary McCarthy, the mayor of Schenectady," I sighed.

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In downtown Schenectady, New York, on August 29th, 2016, at the southwest corner of Franklin Street and Cl…
Added on November 14, 2016

Proudly upward spurtings of frothy columns of white.

Proudly upward spurtings of frothy columns of white.
For an intersection. Do not pour an entire bottle of Mister Bubble into the fountain.

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In downtown Battle Creek, Michigan, on October 11th, 2014, in Monument Park at the northeast corner of Hamblin Avenue and South Division Street…
Added on November 29, 2016

The year 1905 as expressed in the form of an Ohio River bridge.

The year 1905 as expressed in the form of an Ohio River bridge.
Think of the variety of interests and concerns of the local Ohioans and West Virginians of 1905 — nearly all of them forgotten!

The blue-and-yella color scheme was affixed in 2011 and was intended to express petulant unfriendliness toward the Ohioans on…
Added on March 18, 2016

Excellent view of a British Petroleum in/on Capitol Hill in Washington DC during the $4.19 gasoline of '13, during a purple sky condition.

Excellent view of a British Petroleum in/on Capitol Hill in Washington DC during the $4.19 gasoline of '13, during a purple sky condition.
The White Camry has driven up onto the landscaping. Great peoplewatching around here. It's never a surprise to see a tourbus in DC.

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In Washington, D.C., on March 7th, 2013, a BP station at the southwest corner of Pennsylvania Ave…
Added on January 26, 2016

Out here laughing my ass off at an intersection.

Out here laughing my ass off at an intersection.
I was proud of the advantage I was taking of this fine sunny day in April. Eight traffic signals: two apiece for each of four classes of persons, in a diagonal lineup. Plenty of blue.

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In Charleston, West Virginia, on April 28th,…
Added on February 14, 2016

Splendid view of: The "the fifth street parking garage."

Splendid view of: The "the fifth street parking garage."
The Worldwide Web isn't giving up the secret of this parking facility's Erection Year, so we're all just going to have to stand here and make guesses. The facility is city-owned. The facility badly dwarfs the tiny traffic signal.

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Added on August 24, 2015

International boundary!

International boundary!
I'm in the United States!!, ugh get me out of here this is awful haha.

Nah I'm just kidding, I love this kind of stuff.

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In Port Huron, Michigan, on April 18th, 2015, at the southeast corner of Hancock Street and 14th Avenue.

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Added on October 21, 2015

Standing here fetting my butters at an intersection.

Standing here fetting my butters at an intersection.
Those are unattractive buildings!

"Butters-Fetting Company, Inc." are "mechanical contractors."

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In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on March 29th, 2012, a view from the southwest corner of West Mitchell Street and South 1st Street.

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Added on June 17, 2015

The 1978 sculpture "Summer Night Tree" by Louise Nevelson in downtown Jackson, Michigan, its natural home.

The 1978 sculpture "Summer Night Tree" by Louise Nevelson in downtown Jackson, Michigan, its natural home.
May it never be relocated no matter what.

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In downtown Jackson, Michigan, on December 7th, 2014, at the northeast corner of East Michigan Avenue and North Francis Street.

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Library of Congress classificatio…
Added on May 26, 2015

Arts bench of pretend tug-of-warriors.

Arts bench of pretend tug-of-warriors.
Urban planning idea: People would be more likely to sit on this if it were farther from the road and entirely shielded from the view of passing motorists.

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In St. Paul, Minnesota, on March 13th, 2012, a bus stop bench at the south…
Added on December  2, 2014

TRAFFFIC SIGNAL access hatch panel!

TRAFFFIC SIGNAL access hatch panel!
The welder made the three 'F's in TRAFFFIC so flamboyantly wide that he or she almost ran out of room for the message.

Imagine if there were some kind of system of abbreviations or codes that all of the different kinds of utility workers would be able to…
Added on October 23, 2014

Ice day in downtown Nashville at the intersection of Rosa L Parks Avenue and Rosa L Parks Boulevard.

Ice day in downtown Nashville at the intersection of Rosa L Parks Avenue and Rosa L Parks Boulevard.
All of that wet-looking sidewalk across the street is in fact impassably slippery ice.

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In downtown Nashville, Tennessee, on March 3rd, 2014, a view from the northeast corner of Church Street and Rosa L Parks Boulevard/Rosa L Park…
Added on May 29, 2014

Cloudy and historic evening.

Cloudy and historic evening.
These "Welcome Welcome Welcome" banners are intended to be signals that a person might feel free to go for a walk without being rudely hollered and honked at by passing motorists -- even despite this being eastern Tennessee! I refuse to believe it.

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Added on April 21, 2014

Grinding up dirt and spraying it onto the snow.

Grinding up dirt and spraying it onto the snow.
In Ann Arbor, Michigan, on February 22nd, 2013, at the northeast corner of Maiden Lane and Plymouth Road.

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Library of Congress classification ideas:
GB2615 Snow—United States—Pictorial works.
TD868 Snow removal—Pictorial works.
T…
Added on November 17, 2013

Nearing its peak of visual interest!

Nearing its peak of visual interest!
I am diggin this now but it is certain to end up looking approximately like a CVS unfortunately.

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In downtown Ann Arbor, Michigan, on June 3rd, 2013, a building under construction by O'Neal Construction, Inc., at the southeast cor…
Added on October 30, 2013

Downtown Terre Haute city sidewalk plants.

Downtown Terre Haute city sidewalk plants.
When I'm someplace and I get bored I like to start looking around for weird street bushes, I can usually find something to laugh at.

Good idea for an Internet Webpoll on a Terre Haute local news website:

Do you think there are enough cars in Terre H…
Added on September 23, 2012

Cleveland State University!

Cleveland State University!
There it is. The proud tower. You need to get ready to learn.

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In downtown Cleveland, Ohio, on July 17th, 2008, a view toward "Rhodes Tower" on the northeast corner of Euclid Avenue and East 21st Street, on the campus of Clevela…
Added on February  1, 2009