Tim Kiser's photos with the brick sidewalk

Tree grille becoming overgrown.

Tree grille becoming overgrown.
Massive tree grille for a skinny tree.

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In Schenectady, New York, on August 29th, 2016, in Riverside Park at the north end of North Ferry Street.

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Library of Congress classification ideas:
SB435.5 Ornament…
Added on November 22, 2016

Saturday night party in Owensboro.

Saturday night party in Owensboro.
The local hosptial noticed a huge explosion of unusually foul-smelling births the following November. The sign style is futurous.

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In downtown Owensboro, Kentucky, on January 3rd, 2016, outside the Owensboro Convention Center at t…
Added on October  2, 2016

Old familiar IGA logo and weird unfamiliar IGA logo.

Old familiar IGA logo and weird unfamiliar IGA logo.
Lefthand comfort and righthand discomfort. Tall column of siding!

Two garbage cans seems like one too many but I'm not from around here so maybe there's more to the story than what I could know.

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In Mackinaw City, Michigan, on Ju…
Added on December 29, 2016

Colorful fall evening in downtown Ypsilanti.

Colorful fall evening in downtown Ypsilanti.
Why haven't you visited Ypsilanti lately.

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In downtown Ypsilanti, Michigan, on October 14th, 2013, the north side of West Michigan Avenue (Highway M-17) as viewed from northeast corner of its intersection with North Adams Street.…
Added on November  6, 2016

Let fleurs-de-lis pretty up this brown column on this 1899 building that is now Loft Condos.

Let fleurs-de-lis pretty up this brown column on this 1899 building that is now Loft Condos.
This corner's architecture is rife with denting and bending and mismatching of materials and pieces. The stuff looks cheaply-constructed.

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In downtown Boston on January 9th, 2016, outside the "Lafayette Lofts" at the northeast cor…
Added on June 24, 2016

Warm appropriateness of training plants triangularly.

Warm appropriateness of training plants triangularly.
According to explanatory signage at the site, this flower arrangement is intended to honor and resemble the "beautiful mountain" for which the city of Beaumont was named. I praised the display as being "very effective."

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In downto…
Added on October  8, 2014

Old tired mailboxes and BVILDINC.

Old tired mailboxes and BVILDINC.
These are for stamped mail only and metered mail only, respectively, so don't be stupid and use the wrong one.

Here was the VNION BVILDINC, the Union Building, erected in 1902, a time when it was thought that buildings ought to be made to resemble plants…
Added on June 12, 2014

A thick and creamy truckload of Whole Vitamin D tries to answer the question: Which namebrand of cowsmilk do the people of Washington DC walk around drinking.

A thick and creamy truckload of Whole Vitamin D tries to answer the question: Which namebrand of cowsmilk do the people of Washington DC walk around drinking.
This picture is from March 2013, and unfortunately by then the proud Shenandoah's Pride adhesive label was not to exist for much longer, as reported in this June 2013 article in Dairy Reporter, "Dean Foods' Shenandoah’s Pride dairy brand terminated throug…
Added on June  8, 2014

Welcome to the retaining wall of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge Free and Accepted Masons of North Carolina and Jurisdictions, Inc.

Welcome to the retaining wall of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge Free and Accepted Masons of North Carolina and Jurisdictions, Inc.
This is the wall that stops all the "business" on the upper level from collapsing out onto the sidewalk.

Those lipstick smears are in fact utility location symbols, right?, right?

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In downtown Durham, North Carolina, on June 1st,…
Added on August 31, 2013

Exciting doings, topmost excitement for small midwestern cities.

Exciting doings, topmost excitement for small midwestern cities.
This was a big occasion!, about as big as things get for heartlanders in cities this size:

1) Sometime in the past (1980s-90s?), arrangements were made that ideas of simulations of urban-like settings would be installed; and, 2) as a finishing touch, t…
Added on February  1, 2013

Philadelphia rowhomes' window tumbleweeds in lateday.

Philadelphia rowhomes' window tumbleweeds in lateday.
"I remember daffodils were blooming so it must have been spring," one of my #1 favorite verbal prompts to flashbacks.

In the shadowed areas of the lower left of the the pic, you see places that'll confirm for you that, yes, the xmaslights are turned on…
Added on February 25, 2012

Embeddedment of hundreds of rusty bottlecaps in a long and heavy loaf or snake of concrete.

Embeddedment of hundreds of rusty bottlecaps in a long and heavy loaf or snake of concrete.
Idea being, that the separator of the grass from the sidewalk will be likeable public art. It's strong, see?, you can stand on it.

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In Detroit on May 29th, 2011, at the northeast corner of East Jefferson Avenue and Lakewood Stree…
Added on June 14, 2011

"Bring a couple of the restraints over here, this one doesn't want to behave."

"Bring a couple of the restraints over here, this one doesn't want to behave."
"This plant will be pretty and likeable once it figures out that we want for it to stand straight up in its planter."

"I hope it can hear me thinking about throwing it into the dumpster if it doesn't decide to start acting right."

"An empty planter wo…
Added on June 27, 2011

I visited the Lotsa Wine & More & Newports store again & again, & as the years passed I stopped noticing the trashiness of my surroundings.

I visited the Lotsa Wine & More & Newports store again & again, & as the years passed I stopped noticing the trashiness of my surroundings.
Early on it did cross my mind that LOTSA WINE & MORE might be an embarrassing thing to want, but those feelings eventually stopped ha ha.

"Not In Combination With Other Offers" rules always gave me tons of trouble, I was all the time arguing with clerk…
Added on April 12, 2011

Old thoughtful ideas for small touches.

Old thoughtful ideas for small touches.
Even all of these years later I still get a good and comfey kind of feeling coming from off of the intentions behind the efforts of the people who pieced all of these little details together back in the 'seventies or whichever decade. Do you like the 3 c…
Added on February 16, 2011

Leftovers idea. Something got formed into a patty.

Leftovers idea.  Something got formed into a patty.
In downtown South Charleston, West Virginia, on July 28th, 2008, at the northeast corner of D Street and 6th Avenue Southwest.

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Library of Congress classification ideas:
TA439 Concrete—Pictorial works.
TA441 Aggregates (Building m…
Added on November 14, 2010

For you to try to make sense of.

For you to try to make sense of.
In downtown Dubuque, Iowa, it is an idea somebody — presumably a Dubuqois — had for a sidewalk display outside a secondhand store. The facial expression looks, to my eyes, distinctly indignant.

Everything else is up to you. Think on it and get back to…
Added on November  7, 2010

Places for people to sit facing away from one another, of downtown Marietta, Ohio.

Places for people to sit facing away from one another, of downtown Marietta, Ohio.
I needed to sit down and rummage through my satchel for a Clifbar and it just figures, I embarrassed myself trying to sit the wrong way, with my legs in the tree area. Sometimes I feel like if it weren't for haplessness I'd hardly have any personal chara…
Added on April 19, 2010