Tim Kiser's photos with the East Franklin Avenue

A Minneapolis small protected oasis area, between a lineup of parking curbs and a chainlink-topped wall.

A Minneapolis small protected oasis area, between a lineup of parking curbs and a chainlink-topped wall.
This was in April — you can see some leftover snow and ice down there in the lower left — so that's why this garden area was looking a little bit unkempt right then. I remember during the summers there was also a water feature down in there someplace mak…
Added on October 25, 2013

"I'm looking for a picture of the sloppiest backalley."

"I'm looking for a picture of the sloppiest backalley."
This one's the cover pic for my series Trying to Understand the Urbanity of Minneapolis. I tried to show the city's wetly cold & dirty appearance.

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In south Minneapolis on January 24th, 2010, an alley between 2nd Avenue South and…
Added on April 12, 2011

Footpath to B.P. sta., in Mpls., post- Blizzard of '10.

Footpath to B.P. sta., in Mpls., post- Blizzard of '10.
Throughout the period of difficult conditions, hungry Minneapolitans were able to keep their bellies full at B.P. Gas. There were doritos & sunchips & cheezits & slimjims & cans of ranch dip & cheese dip, plus mountain dew & hot gasoline coffee to drink.…
Added on January  4, 2011

Unshaven necks of male models, open-eyed assumption of the "glug glug" posture.

Unshaven necks of male models, open-eyed assumption of the "glug glug" posture.
It looks like it could easily be a picture of my family! The "families-just-like-mine" imagery is baldfacedly exploita-tative but I can feel it luring me in none the less.

Me personally I'd worry about taking karate-chops to my adams apple were I ever t…
Added on October 12, 2010

This one's called "Fire & Ice" on account of the flamin hot cheetos and the curbside mountain of hardened snowpack, being together.

This one's called "Fire & Ice" on account of the flamin hot cheetos and the curbside mountain of hardened snowpack, being together.
I can see a campfire blazing next to a great big igloo. Maybe in a coloring book?

It could also be called "Black Gold" because the snow is petroleum-colored yet cheetos are spun from golden maize.

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In south Minneapolis on March…
Added on March 16, 2010

Afternoon of March 9th, learning how to ride a bicycle.

Afternoon of March 9th, learning how to ride a bicycle.
In south Minneapolis on March 9th, 2010, outside a CVS Pharmacy at the southeast corner of Nicollet Avenue and East Franklin Avenue.

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Library of Congress classification ideas:
TL410 Bicycles—Pictorial works.
GB2615 Snow—United Sta…
Added on April  2, 2010

Evening of January 25th, learning how to ride a bicycle.

Evening of January 25th, learning how to ride a bicycle.
In south Minneapolis on January 25th, 2010, outside a CVS Pharmacy at the southeast corner of Nicollet Avenue and East Franklin Avenue.

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Library of Congress classification ideas:
TL410 Bicycles—Pictorial works.
GB2615 Snow—United…
Added on April  2, 2010

"Explore Minnesota 10,000 lakes" Minnesota license plate, Minnesotans have been proud of their blue & white license plates for decades but one got lost.

"Explore Minnesota 10,000 lakes" Minnesota license plate, Minnesotans have been proud of their blue & white license plates for decades but one got lost.
Very sorely, I pray that that license plate didn't get accidentally pried off the front of a car of a person that parked way too far into the hardened snowbank and then backed up way too fast. License plates are precious to drivers.

Thanks to antiprivac…
Added on April  2, 2010

In grass alongside a sidewalk, some flamin hot cheetos I found.

In grass alongside a sidewalk, some flamin hot cheetos I found.
How hard does your mouth start to water when you see some. Lots of people feel they're delicious.

Just a modest little nice picture of something comforting in its small way! Little bits of warmpth in the grass.

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In south Minn…
Added on April  2, 2010

All of the things that tarpaulins hide.

All of the things that tarpaulins hide.
Personal essay idea! :
Lift Up, Look Under: The Story of the Pleasure I Get from Tarpaulins.

If you want to you can use your eyes to imagine that the tarpaulin is fading into invisibility, to reveal...... a picnic table!

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In sou…
Added on November 24, 2009

Attractive neighborhood landmark of "Ventura Village" neighborhood.

Attractive neighborhood landmark of "Ventura Village" neighborhood.
The bldg's been undergoing slowmo rehab for years and years and I predict it'll be nice-looking whenever it gets finished.

Minneapolis is chopped up into 81 government-designated neighborhoods; the "Ventura Village" neighborhood was split from a larger…
Added on November  6, 2009

Contemp bldg landscaping trend.

Contemp bldg landscaping trend.
The only times I like the way it looks is when it gets a very particular depth of fresh snowfall upon it, very early in winter when some of the flowers are still trying to bloom. Some years those specific circumstances don't ever align!

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Added on October 16, 2009

Bearded irises, very pretty, in faint morning sunshine.

Bearded irises, very pretty, in faint morning sunshine.
I'm clapping my hands because irises remind me of summer!

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In the "Ventura Village" neighborhood of south Minneapolis on October 10th, 2009, at the northeast corner of East Franklin Avenue and 5th Avenue South.

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Added on October 16, 2009

East Franklin Avenue 3 snowblasted flowerpots.

East Franklin Avenue 3 snowblasted flowerpots.
My hope is that my memories of the 10-10-09 Minneapolis snowstorm shall live forever as digital uploads! In my opinion I don't like sidewalks nor streets that haven't got flowerpots everyplace.

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In the "Ventura Village" neighborh…
Added on October 16, 2009

Minneapolis October 10th unusually crazey weather condition.

Minneapolis October 10th unusually crazey weather condition.
Definitely the condition was noticeable! I needed to step around these kinds of things everyplace I went.

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In the "Ventura Village" neighborhood of south Minneapolis on October 10th, 2009, in a vacant lot at the northwest corner…
Added on October 16, 2009

Tries to look like bird manure.

Tries to look like bird manure.
Ha ha *splat* — Do you like snow? Do you like to look at weeds in cracks?

But anyhow the words "tries to look like bird manure" are maybe starting to give me a halloween costume idea!

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In south Minneapolis on October 10th, 2009,…
Added on October 16, 2009

Windstorms ruin the springtime.

Windstorms ruin the springtime.
I shall never stop being angry @ the spring of 2009, for the premature ruin it brought to the blooming trees. I hope everybody else is as unhappy about it as I am.

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In south Minneapolis on May 13th, 2009, at the northwest corner…
Added on May 16, 2009

Pandabear no!!

Pandabear no!!
Pandabear get away from there, I have not yet washed the laundry! Those bathtowels are mouldy and damp and they smell awwwwful.

Peeee-shew!

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In south Minneapolis on February 16th, 2009, the "Franklin Laundry Mat" at the southea…
Added on March 31, 2009