Tim Kiser's photos with the downtown Philadelphia

Caution in the morning.

Caution in the morning.
Watch out you don't get jabbed by that rack of antlers growing from that tree wrapped around that downspout when you're squeezing through that little gap during your trips to and from the parking lot.

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In Philadelphia on March 25t…
Added on January  7, 2013

A nonphone; a bobbypins art panel in a window.

A nonphone; a bobbypins art panel in a window.
The bobbypins illustration, does it signal the presence of artists & designers in the neighborhood?, or merely a hair parlor. Is it a textile fabric, as in a person could buy a bolt of it?

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In downtown Philadelphia on March 23rd,…
Added on November 10, 2012

Plants at the edge of a parking lot.

Plants at the edge of a parking lot.
True or false: These woody plants are fullgrown or nearly fullgrown. If they get any bigger than they already are it won't be by much. These plants are fullgrown adults. Test your plant knowledge.

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In Philadelphia on March 25…
Added on October 28, 2012

Taking down the lightpoles during the work.

Taking down the lightpoles during the work.
For this one I was poking the cameralens thru chainlink so that's why I wasn't backed up enough to show the entire twintops of the lightpole. Had I moved to the left enough to stop the portalet from blocking the view of the distant Wall Mosaic, I'd've en…
Added on April 21, 2012

Heading in to get a round of pale blue zenwork done to my face.

Heading in to get a round of pale blue zenwork done to my face.
Times when I attend some kind of an assembly or suchlike, and the master of ceremonies or whoever starts off by saying: "First off I want to send out a huge welcome to all the new faces I'm seeing here today," I like being able to think to myself: He or…
Added on February 25, 2012

<Big grin!>

<Big grin!>
The lipstick is to make sure your attention gets drawn to the comically oversized concrete pearl in its mouth. I took this picture so as to be able to prove that yes I was in Chinatown; and because I want to try to find somebody I can talk to about the l…
Added on February 25, 2012

3-sided anti-animal fences for flowerbeds in sidewalk tree surrounds.

3-sided anti-animal fences for flowerbeds in sidewalk tree surrounds.
This style of white-wire flowerbed fence was hugely fashionable in the U.S. in the 1970s, according to my childhood memories. The wires are so thin and pliable that even a 2- or 3-year-old weakling can quickly bend them all out-of-shape while adults' bac…
Added on February 25, 2012

Heavy vine- and mortarwork for your parking.

Heavy vine- and mortarwork for your parking.
Here's a parking spot that I might not mind using sometime — provided nobody beats me to it, now that I'm broadcasting its telephone number all up and down the internet. The vinework puts me almost-somewhat in the mind of a fishing net decoration on a pi…
Added on February 25, 2012

The tops of the traffic signal shadows were touching the pictures of the sidewalk treegrilles today while I was down at Blatt's.

The tops of the traffic signal shadows were touching the pictures of the sidewalk treegrilles today while I was down at Blatt's.
Using the locations and lengths of the shadows cast by daily-encountered objects to accurately gauge the date and time is a skill I was taught to visualize "lifelong locals" having, in an "Appreciation and Cultivation of a Sense of Place" humanities cours…
Added on February 25, 2012

Uthbë uthbë uthbë!, Cuthbert Street is a bumpy one-lane.

Uthbë uthbë uthbë!, Cuthbert Street is a bumpy one-lane.
Bumper poles stop so-called Accurate Dumpsters from rolling off the slopey sidewalks and out into traffic. The commingled brick and asphalt surfaces of Cuthbert Street's driving lane exhibit the effects of a long long history of heaving and settling.

Th…
Added on February 25, 2012

Philadelphia rowhomes' window tumbleweeds in lateday.

Philadelphia rowhomes' window tumbleweeds in lateday.
"I remember daffodils were blooming so it must have been spring," one of my #1 favorite verbal prompts to flashbacks.

In the shadowed areas of the lower left of the the pic, you see places that'll confirm for you that, yes, the xmaslights are turned on…
Added on February 25, 2012

♥☺ A substation! ♥☺

♥☺ A substation! ♥☺
I'd've brung my viewcamera down here for this but it'd've been too hard to've gotten the lens poked through the chainlink. Why it just so happens that black-with-yellow-stripes is both my favorite color of jungle snake and my favorite color of speedbump.…
Added on February 25, 2012

Sayeth sayeth sayeth what you want:

Sayeth sayeth sayeth what you want:
But we would have all by now long forgotten about the proto-Eastern Orthodox church at the town of Alaşehir, Turkey, (formerly Philadelphia, Roman Empire), were it not for the Council of Carthage of 397's commandment that the coocoo violence of the Book o…
Added on February 25, 2012

Let neons arten or artify all cities' wet underpasses, all the way through to the end of expense — and beyond!

Let neons arten or artify all cities' wet underpasses, all the way through to the end of expense — and beyond!
It is cleverly thrifty, adding but merely the gentlest touch of moodlighting necessary to capacitate the ceiling seepages' proficient handling of the remaining bulk of the æsthetic work.

Autos, by their parkings and unparkings, become unwitting participa…
Added on February 25, 2012

A $6 garment, hanging on a hanger.

A $6 garment, hanging on a hanger.
It's expensive because it's a specialty item. People who need one will be willing to pay however much it costs, and will be unlikely to be able to find it sold cheaper elsewhere.

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In Chinatown in Philadelphia on March 25th, 2011,…
Added on February 25, 2012

Basketball fans!

Basketball fans!
Here is a picture of two late Wilt Chamberlains, one of whom's dropping one of his famous "loads of bricks" onto his competitors, in reflected sunlight coming off of windows someplace.

Lately I have been thinking more & more about sports.

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Added on April 23, 2011

Hairdo idea.

Hairdo idea.
It is a good-looking part, nicely parted.

But you beauticians, don't you print this out & display it on the walls or windows of your salons without getting my written permission beforehand: © © © !

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In Philadelphia on March 25…
Added on April 23, 2011

Welcome to A. SCHULTE CIGARS.

Welcome to A. SCHULTE CIGARS.
"I detest this old lettering and I want it covered-up and gone," said somebody sometime. "Sometime somebody ought to mention to cigar enthusiasts that their burning cigars give off repulsive odours."

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In downtown Philadelphia on…
Added on April  4, 2011