Tim Kiser's photos with the painted bricks

Exploding fireworks of clump of delightful goldenrod in a private lot.

Exploding fireworks of clump of delightful goldenrod in a private lot.
It's hard to see it from all the way over here, but it's the "private lot" for Mr. James Hairstylist, which closed in 2013. "But don't paint over the sign and don't let people park here for free, I guess," I said disapprovingly.

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Added on December 25, 2016

Pilasters idea.

Pilasters idea.
The differing skinninesses/widenesses solved a now-forgotten problem.

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In downtown Schenectady, New York, on August 29th, 2016, a building on the west side of Broadway, north of State Street.

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Added on November 12, 2016

Things in good gray colors.

Things in good gray colors.
This, the "Raines Building," was built in 1893, but is the curved awning from 1893 too? And if not then what year is it from?

I shouldn't have had to stand here wondering. The answer to my question ought to have been readily available as soon as the ques…
Added on September 16, 2016

Touchdown of fire escape.

Touchdown of fire escape.
"Neat huh," I said aloud as I took pictures, and then I whispered it: "Neat huh."

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In downtown Adrian, Michigan, on October 25th, 2015, at the northwest corner of Pearl Street and South Winter Street.

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Added on June 21, 2016

Delicious wild carrot in an alley.

Delicious wild carrot in an alley.
Daucus carota is popularly known as Queen Anne's Lace because its beauty is thought to honor the inherited wealth and power of Queen Anne of Great Britain, who ruled that country from 1702 to 1714.

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In downtown Mount Pleasant, Mic…
Added on May 28, 2016

Wall entertainment.

Wall entertainment.
We paint bricks to which paint refuses to stick, and we watch the paint fall away.

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In downtown Alma, Michigan, on July 18th, 2015, on the south side of East Superior Street between North State Street and Woodworth Avenue.

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Added on May 27, 2016

Good brown nondoor.

Good brown nondoor.
Go hurt your knuckles all day knockin, then honk for service all night.

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In downtown Lexington, Kentucky, on June 14th, 2014, off the northeast side of West Short Street between Wrenn Court and North Limestone Street.

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Added on July 31, 2016

Hot dumpster rotting food smells in Louisiana in July.

Hot dumpster rotting food smells in Louisiana in July.
"What're yew takin pitchers of," asked a sour-looking middle-aged lady when she saw me taking pictures.

"The banner says 'hot food' and it's hanging in front of a smelly dumpster," I replied in my nonsouthern accent.

"Well shame on yew for makin fun of…
Added on April 11, 2016

Green plastic of backalley cuttings bouquet of compost.

Green plastic of backalley cuttings bouquet of compost.
Backalley compost bouquet of green plastic of cuttings.

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In Chinatown in downtown San Francisco on July 1st, 2015, on the west side of Ross Alley, south of Jackson Street.

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Added on November 14, 2015

Neatly stacked three-hole bricks and two colors of painted brick walls.

Neatly stacked three-hole bricks and two colors of painted brick walls.
A seat cushion has gotten separated from its chair. The area seems dirty.

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In downtown Miamisburg, Ohio, on April 4th, 2015, off an alley between North Main Street and North 1st Street, north of East Central Avenue.

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Added on September 13, 2015

Give the Minor Block a try. Think of the year 1908.

Give the Minor Block a try. Think of the year 1908.
Consider the decision not to finish the trapezoid. Hang a sign from the second-floor sign hanger.

The double yellow lines of U.S. roads visually complement any structure anyplace.

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In downtown Big Stone Gap, Virginia, on December…
Added on August 30, 2015

Crazy-shaped backside of building with looming skyscraper behind.

Crazy-shaped backside of building with looming skyscraper behind.
"This is gonna look weird, and I worry about what people will think," I doubt anybody involved in any of this ever said.

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In downtown Jackson, Michigan, on December 7th, 2014, the backside of 113 W. Michigan Ave. as viewed from th…
Added on August  6, 2015

Alley entertainment.

Alley entertainment.
Bounce sunlight off of windows into shade areas of antigraffiti for me anytime. A birdfeather occurs at the bottom of the picture.

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In downtown Jackson, Michigan, on March 26th, 2012, on the north side of West Michigan Avenue betw…
Added on September  8, 2015

A visit to an accumulation of pallets during a mostly cloudy condition in Moline.

A visit to an accumulation of pallets during a mostly cloudy condition in Moline.
In downtown Moline, Illinois, on April 12th, 2010, in an alley between 4th Avenue and 5th Avenue, east of 13th Street.

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Library of Congress classification ideas:
TS198.6.P3 Pallets (Shipping, storage, etc.)—Pictorial works.
F549.M…
Added on March 23, 2015

Enjoyment of shadows cast by utility poles onto walls of paint peeling from bricks.

Enjoyment of shadows cast by utility poles onto walls of paint peeling from bricks.
ARE WE NOT HUGE aesthetes for situations like these!

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In downtown Bay City, Michigan, on May 25th, 2013, on the north side of 4th Street between Saginaw Street and Water Street.

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Added on April 20, 2015

Four colors of paint.

Four colors of paint.
Paint, paint, paint, and paint: Here were these paints, in the shade of a sunny day.

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In downtown Bay City, Michigan, on May 25th, 2013, on the east side of Saginaw Street, north of Center Avenue.

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Added on July  5, 2015

Highly good architectural ornament of painted brick.

Highly good architectural ornament of painted brick.
Unusually good and winsome.

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In downtown Janesville, Wisconsin, on September 1st, 2011, on the north side of East Court Street, east of South Water Street.

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Library of Congress classification ideas:
NA3702…
Added on March 12, 2015

Toplighting of ferns & downspout.

Toplighting of ferns & downspout.
Q: The ferns like damp masonry and they:

a) like paint.
b) dislike paint.
c) neither like nor dislike paint.

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In downtown New Iberia, Louisiana, on July 12th, 2014, off the south side of Main Street (Louisiana Highway 182), oppos…
Added on December 25, 2014