Tim Kiser's photos with the parking ramp

Good view of a parking garage access road from the topmost level of the parking garage it accesses. In Schenectady.

Good view of a parking garage access road from the topmost level of the parking garage it accesses. In Schenectady.
I think maybe the double yellow line and the dashed white line were the wrong design choices for communicating the multidirectionality of the center lane? Oh well, nobody cares, this being Schenectady.

Overgrown righthand side.

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Added on December 16, 2016

Erected 1990!!!!!

Erected 1990!!!!!
"Wonderful architecture. Absolutely spectacular," I said as I took pictures. Then I put my camera in my satchel and spent a few minutes alternately waving to and clapping my hands at the workers inside.

My happiness was tempered by the noise of a raucous…
Added on September 25, 2016

View east from an expanse of gray semigloss.

View east from an expanse of gray semigloss.
If I had been in charge of this paintjob, we would be looking at glossier paint than this. People want luxury.

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In downtown Salt Lake City, Utah, on May 31st, 2016, on the 5th level of a parking ramp at the northeast corner of 200…
Added on October 23, 2016

Public art idea: a rock on a column for plaza seating.

Public art idea: a rock on a column for plaza seating.
But wait, it is more than a tasteful decoration: The sculpture is Asteroid Landed Softly by Kazuo Matsubiyashi, completed 1993. It is a sundial. Its timetelling gnomon casts a shaft of light (as opposed to a more typical shadow-casting gnomon). The seatin…
Added on December  6, 2016

Spring white flowers of an ornamental tree for one of the most historic parking garages in all of downtown East Lansing.

Spring white flowers of an ornamental tree for one of the most historic parking garages in all of downtown East Lansing.
Remember that 20th century concrete block patterned openwork needs to be historically preserved everyplace it exists — by force, if necessary.

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In downtown East Lansing, Michigan, on April 24th, 2016, at the city-owned Grove Stree…
Added on September 15, 2016

Good surfaces for sunlight to reflect from office windows onto.

Good surfaces for sunlight to reflect from office windows onto.
I declared the occasion a "successful evening thrill. Having fun in Toledo."

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In downtown Toledo, Ohio, on November 14th, 2015, at the northwest corner of North St. Clair Street and Madison Avenue.

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Librar…
Added on September 17, 2016

Beloved colorful 1989 parking of downtown East Lansing.

Beloved colorful 1989 parking of downtown East Lansing.
My favorite 1989 building (this one) is better than your favorite 1989 building (unless it is this one).

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In downtown East Lansing, Michigan, on May 5th, 2014, the Division Street Garage as viewed from the Charles Street Garage at…
Added on December 14, 2016

Likeable planter.

Likeable planter.
No plants, it's February.

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In downtown Windsor, Ontario, on February 20th, 2016, at the entrance to a parking garage owned by "COMPARK Complete Parking Services Inc." on the south side of Pitt Street West, west of Dougall Avenue.…
Added on September  4, 2016

"Royal Windsor Terrace" condominium tower, erected 1981.

"Royal Windsor Terrace" condominium tower, erected 1981.
I hereby rename it "Royal Windsor Terrace 1981" to comply with my recent edict that the names of all buildings must incorporate their Erection Years.

The intent of my edict is: Easy satisfaction of curiosity.

It was wrong to deny balconies to the upper-…
Added on June  8, 2016

Detroit skyscrapers as viewed from the glossy gray paint of Windsor.

Detroit skyscrapers as viewed from the glossy gray paint of Windsor.
unpainted parking : "we poor apartment people have to look at that unsightly parking lot every day" : : painted parking : "we lucky apartment people get to look at that attractive parking lot every day"

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In downtown Windsor, Ontar…
Added on June  6, 2016

Congratulations are in order for this splendid view of the tallest building in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Congratulations are in order for this splendid view of the tallest building in Lafayette, Louisiana.
Nearby an especially flimsy-looking parking ramp is getting ready to collapse. Unfortunately!

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In downtown Lafayette, Louisiana, on July 11th, 2014, a view from the north side of the "Elevated Parking Garage" on the east side of S…
Added on May  4, 2016

Parking ramp windows.

Parking ramp windows.
I whispered, "Somebody cares," and I got a lump in my throat and my eyes watered.

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In Atlantic City, New Jersey, on May 2nd, 2015, a view from the west side of Kentucky Avenue between Pacific Avenue and the Boardwalk.

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Added on January 25, 2016

"Ohhhhh the Wendy's is ELEGANT because it doesn't have garish signage," I bellowed loudly like a street preacher in mockery of this.

"Ohhhhh the Wendy's is ELEGANT because it doesn't have garish signage," I bellowed loudly like a street preacher in mockery of this.
"Ohhh and the city is elegant too," I hissed.

"And the architectural integrity of the parking ramp is preserved," I spat, waving my hands in the air, "by denying the Wendy's its usual signage."

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In downtown Cincinnati, Ohio, on D…
Added on February  3, 2016

Selling or leasing a non-New-Orleans of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, overwhelmed by parking.

Selling or leasing a non-New-Orleans of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, overwhelmed by parking.
The sky-high parking is a rich dessert torte in gray and dark red. Should I have moved a bit to the left for my picture of this?!

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In downtown Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on May 4th, 2015, at the intersection of North 2nd Street and…
Added on August 25, 2015

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

The Michigan State Capitol!

The Michigan State Capitol!
This was an ideal number of leaves for letting me see the capitol without having to see it too much.

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In downtown Lansing, Michigan, on December 6th, 2014, on the east side of Townsend Street, north of West Washtenaw Street.

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Added on July 31, 2015

A park!

A park!
Stupid English language, it ought to be better. It needs more words.

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In downtown Lansing, Michigan, on August 10th, 2014, the "South Capitol Ramp" operated by the Lansing Municipal Parking System, on the east side of Townsend Str…
Added on July 30, 2015

Found a mattress!

Found a mattress!
"It's like a little patch of sky," I sighed aloud as I took pictures.

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In downtown Lake Charles, Louisiana, on July 13th, 2014, on the south side of Division Street, east of Lakeshore Drive.

There is the "Capital One Tower," a/k/…
Added on September  4, 2014