Tim Kiser's photos with the back alley

The practice of floristry.

The practice of floristry.
An inelegant behind-the-scenes!

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In downtown Toledo, Ohio, on November 14th, 2015, behind "Toledo Florist Exchange," owned by "DWF Wholesale Florist," in an alley between North Erie Street and North Huron street, north of Washingt…
Added on September 19, 2016

Good tree of downtown Toledo.

Good tree of downtown Toledo.
Uncommonly good! "Prominent AT&T advertisement," I muttered.

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In downtown Toledo, Ohio, on November 14th, 2015, in an alley between North Ontario Street and North Erie Street, north of Washington Street.

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Added on November  2, 2016

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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Added on December  5, 2016

Gated doors and electric meters.

Gated doors and electric meters.
A roof over your head while you fumble with your keys in the rain. A complex network of downspouts.

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In downtown Ypsilanti, Michigan, on October 14th, 2013, in an alley east of North Washington Street, north of West Michigan Avenu…
Added on September  4, 2016

PINK'S 'N' GREEN'S.

PINK'S 'N' GREEN'S.
DOWNSPOUT'S 'N' ELECTRIC METER'S.

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In downtown Ypsilanti, Michigan, on October 14th, 2013, in an alley east of North Washington Street, north of West Michigan Avenue.

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Added on September 29, 2016

Ypsilanti picture.

Ypsilanti picture.
Yellow brick door with golden siding and frightening electric pole and corrugated downspout.

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In downtown Ypsilanti, Michigan, on October 14th, 2013, in an alley south of Pearl Street, east of North Washington Street.

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Added on December 27, 2016

This one's called "Ol' Backsides."

This one's called "Ol' Backsides."
Here were old backsides with downspouts.

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In downtown Adrian, Michigan, on October 25th, 2015, a view of the north side of Maiden Lane, west of South Main Street.

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Added on November 23, 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

Woodsfield Ohio traditional practices.

Woodsfield Ohio traditional practices.
I was able to count up a dozen or more weird traditions in 60 or fewer seconds of looking at this, several of which I feel it would probably be okay to do away with.

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In downtown Woodsfield, Ohio, on April 29th, 2015, in an alley…
Added on February 22, 2016

With the towering copper dome of the county courthouse in the distance!!

With the towering copper dome of the county courthouse in the distance!!
There is nothing in town that rivals it in attention-gettingness. Look around, you can't find anything that does.

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In downtown Woodsfield, Ohio, on April 29th, 2015, a view toward the Monroe County Courthouse (erected 1908) as vie…
Added on March 30, 2016

Meltwater courses down an alleyway.

Meltwater courses down an alleyway.
This urban-style scenery tricks us into thinking we're in Lansing or Sheboygan or St. Paul, but in fact this is smalltown Ludington.

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In Ludington, Michigan, on March 13th, 2015, on the east side of South James Street (U.S. Highwa…
Added on April 13, 2016

Favorite backalley of downtown Port Angeles.

Favorite backalley of downtown Port Angeles.
The speedbumps and contrails are "kissin' cousins" in the Elvis Presley sense of the expression. Ah poles and the things with which they're laden, and the shadows they cast.

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In downtown Port Angeles, Washington, on August 25th, 2…
Added on October 17, 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

This mortar was too good for these bricks.

This mortar was too good for these bricks.
Ugh, are those mud bricks?, oh my gosh.

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In downtown Miamisburg, Ohio, on April 4th, 2015, in an alley between West Central Avenue and West Linden Avenue, west of South Main Street.

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Added on January 13, 2016

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

Good door.

Good door.
The corner room with the two windows and the phony shutters was my childhood bedroom.

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In downtown Marietta, Ohio, on June 4th, 2011, in an alley between Front Street and 2nd Street, north of Putnam Street.

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Added on September  3, 2015

Silly-looking thing: a skywalk/skyway.

Silly-looking thing: a skywalk/skyway.
The idea is that it will keep you dry as you walk to your car — but unfortunately I tend to sweat profusely anytime I feel embarrassed, so I think walking through this thing would actually cause me more wetness than I'd otherwise experience, even during a…
Added on September  5, 2015

Indoor staircase!

Indoor staircase!
Walking down underground with a roof over my head. Serving tray of air conditioner. What a backalley.

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In downtown Bay City, Michigan, on May 24th, 2013, on the south side of Center Avenue between Saginaw Street and Washington Ave…
Added on March 14, 2015