Tim Kiser's photos with the Huntington-Ashland-Ironton

Three-story façade.

Three-story façade.
Look at the two colors of the coatings of industrial porcelain enamel that were applied to these steel panels for this design idea for this building.

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In downtown Huntington, West Virginia, on December 22nd, 2008, a building on t…
Added on October 16, 2013

Very very sacred.

Very very sacred.
The congregants might worship even harder if the diagonal cross entryway had a sculpture of a crucified body mounted on it. People seem to be forgetting about Jesus.

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In Huntington, West Virginia, on December 22nd, 2008, the "Fun…
Added on October 15, 2013

Dec. 2008, trying to sell the board of realtors.

Dec. 2008, trying to sell the board of realtors.
I guess I kind of missed the peak time for humorous internet photocommentaries about this kind of stuff. But really what might I have gained if I hadn't, anyhow?

As of this Google driveby the banner was down and the Board of Realtors sign was gone so I…
Added on October 14, 2013

Further balkanization of the face.

Further balkanization of the face.
"None of your small hair areas have EVER experienced a pampering as intense and luxurious as what we've got planned for your eyebrows," on and on. "This is going to become an addiction!"

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In downtown Ashland, Kentucky, on Decembe…
Added on August 17, 2013

Pancakes and french fries with treeleaves and water.

Pancakes and french fries with treeleaves and water.
This is bleak and grim; the food is ruined. Open-close styrofoam food trays are funny-looking from certain perspectives, their lids bobbing with every passing breeze.

This is what I came to downtown Ashland Kentucky to see I suppose; anyone probably cou…
Added on August 11, 2012

Descent of cold yellow.

Descent of cold yellow.
We can see the yellow paint's getting all onto the window and fanblades and sidewalk; it don't matter, why would it.

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In downtown Ashland, Kentucky, on December 23rd, 2011, at the northeast corner of 13th Street (U.S. Route 60) an…
Added on August 11, 2012

A message from the dead of the city of South Shore, Kentucky.

A message from the dead of the city of South Shore, Kentucky.
Move quickly along and DO NOT DO NOT DO NOT spend a bunch of your life's precious time trying to figure out what it says, neither at the physical site nor upon the internet.

The bottom word is probably RESTAURANT, even though the letters where the AU wou…
Added on May 13, 2012

If you know anything about music boxes and expresses, you already know exactly what it means to board and ride a "music box express."

If you know anything about music boxes and expresses, you already know exactly what it means to board and ride a "music box express."
It can't have been easy to have attached that looong awning to that brick wall. And dang that lettering's sure narrowly squished, ay?

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In downtown Ironton, Ohio, on January 2nd, 2011, at the northeast corner of North 4th Street a…
Added on May 13, 2012

Riverfront limousine of Ohio River.

Riverfront limousine of Ohio River.
Everybody would understand it to be an accident if another vehicle were to careen into it and smash it all to hell, what with conditions being so slippery.

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In downtown Greenup, Kentucky, on December 23rd, 2010, a circa-1994 Linco…
Added on May 13, 2012

Light-up plastic tooting on the street at the flag.

Light-up plastic tooting on the street at the flag.
This picture was my best effort at describing the experience of Christmas 2010 in Greenup, Kentucky. I slightly effed up the framing of the distant stopsign yonder; I should've done a better job of framing it in the hole in the angel's dress.

According…
Added on May 13, 2012

Trudging to CVS again.

Trudging to CVS again.
There at the right, I flipped open the dumpster lid to help the picture. The word "pharmacy" is interrupted by one of the blue escutcheons at the tops of the downspouts. The interruption doesn't hurt anything because once you've decided to clutter up yo…
Added on January  2, 2012

Sand dune landscape of the construction site of an "O'Reilly Auto Parts" biz, across the street from an existing "Advance Auto Parts" biz.

Sand dune landscape of the construction site of an "O'Reilly Auto Parts" biz, across the street from an existing "Advance Auto Parts" biz.
The U.S. is weird and embarrassing!, viz:
O'Reilly Auto Parts: 450 Washington Ave., Huntington, WV 25717
Advance Auto Parts: 455 Washington Ave., Huntington, WV 25717

But I enjoyed looking at the construction site's sand in the winter sunshine. The cons…
Added on January  2, 2012

Home sweet 304!

Home sweet 304!
West Virginians are proud of 304 and they proclaim the number everyplace as a shorthand expression of identity. I'm able to picture paintmen in cherrypickers, lifted to the tops of pump canopies statewide.

The upside-down apostrophe in "FERGUSON,S TIRE'…
Added on January  2, 2012

For all of you whose Earthly Purpose is to spend your days looking up pictures of fire hydrants on the internet, here's a 1983 Waterous for ya.

For all of you whose Earthly Purpose is to spend your days looking up pictures of fire hydrants on the internet, here's a 1983 Waterous for ya.
I'm not an internet fire hydrant aesthete so I don't have any opinions about whether the '83 Waterouses represent the end of the good old days or the beginning of a bad era, but it's probably pretty predictable that most of the internet fire hydrant aesth…
Added on January  2, 2012

Latticework of porch of tarpaulins; yard decorations.

Latticework of porch of tarpaulins; yard decorations.
Do you see that one section of tarpaulin that is saggy / baggy and hanging down loose? That's where the porch stairs are, per the summertime pic on Gooolgie Driveby.

Provision for a gaping area in the tarpaulin porchwrap's sealjob might be a firecode…
Added on January  2, 2012

"We'll have you voted out if you can't get these powerlines buried," the dainty American rich crying that their aesthetics are being brutally violated by utility poles.

"We'll have you voted out if you can't get these powerlines buried," the dainty American rich crying that their aesthetics are being brutally violated by utility poles.
The new depression has finally halted the U.S. powerline burial drive and personally I'm glad of it, esp. on sunny winter days. Supposedly I'm antiprogress, according to schemers.

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In Huntington, West Virginia, on January 2nd, 20…
Added on January  2, 2012

A picture of the noticeable differential between the respective widths of the Tanglez storefront and the Tanglez awning.

A picture of the noticeable differential between the respective widths of the Tanglez storefront and the Tanglez awning.
The awning's width was matched to that of the balcony upstairs. Tanglez was named in honor of the act of forcibly and eye-wateringly breaking up some poor kid's hair-tangles with a hairbrush or comb. Ouch!

Oh come on you're silly, it's not pronounced "…
Added on January  2, 2012

"Exercising caution to the passing wind" or something.

"Exercising caution to the passing wind" or something.
The breeze in which this abandoned McDonald's's cautiontapes are fluttering is that of the propulsive flatus being given off by the happy customers of the shiny new replacement McDonald's a coupla blocks away.

But I feel that this commercial parcel'll…
Added on January  2, 2012