Tim Kiser's photos with the painted brick wall

Exploding fireworks of clump of delightful goldenrod in a private lot.

Exploding fireworks of clump of delightful goldenrod in a private lot.
It's hard to see it from all the way over here, but it's the "private lot" for Mr. James Hairstylist, which closed in 2013. "But don't paint over the sign and don't let people park here for free, I guess," I said disapprovingly.

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Added on December 25, 2016

Mural idea for near a door.

Mural idea for near a door.
No angry person would be able to enter through the door without first having their anger mocked by the artwork.

The fence is a real fence. Crazy!

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In downtown Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, on July 16th, 2016, off the south side of Q…
Added on November 10, 2016

Wall entertainment.

Wall entertainment.
We paint bricks to which paint refuses to stick, and we watch the paint fall away.

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In downtown Alma, Michigan, on July 18th, 2015, on the south side of East Superior Street between North State Street and Woodworth Avenue.

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Added on May 27, 2016

An old lunch.

An old lunch.
"Lunch" here is short for luncheonette. The light above the door seems too small and too high up.

Anytime I see a small business in the Republican parts of the U.S., I wonder if the owners are "prosperity gospel" people.

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In down…
Added on July 17, 2016

Hot dumpster rotting food smells in Louisiana in July.

Hot dumpster rotting food smells in Louisiana in July.
"What're yew takin pitchers of," asked a sour-looking middle-aged lady when she saw me taking pictures.

"The banner says 'hot food' and it's hanging in front of a smelly dumpster," I replied in my nonsouthern accent.

"Well shame on yew for makin fun of…
Added on April 11, 2016

Green plastic of backalley cuttings bouquet of compost.

Green plastic of backalley cuttings bouquet of compost.
Backalley compost bouquet of green plastic of cuttings.

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In Chinatown in downtown San Francisco on July 1st, 2015, on the west side of Ross Alley, south of Jackson Street.

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Added on November 14, 2015

Alley entertainment.

Alley entertainment.
Bounce sunlight off of windows into shade areas of antigraffiti for me anytime. A birdfeather occurs at the bottom of the picture.

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In downtown Jackson, Michigan, on March 26th, 2012, on the north side of West Michigan Avenue betw…
Added on September  8, 2015

Enjoyment of shadows cast by utility poles onto walls of paint peeling from bricks.

Enjoyment of shadows cast by utility poles onto walls of paint peeling from bricks.
ARE WE NOT HUGE aesthetes for situations like these!

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In downtown Bay City, Michigan, on May 25th, 2013, on the north side of 4th Street between Saginaw Street and Water Street.

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Added on April 20, 2015

Four colors of paint.

Four colors of paint.
Paint, paint, paint, and paint: Here were these paints, in the shade of a sunny day.

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In downtown Bay City, Michigan, on May 25th, 2013, on the east side of Saginaw Street, north of Center Avenue.

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Added on July  5, 2015

Highly good architectural ornament of painted brick.

Highly good architectural ornament of painted brick.
Unusually good and winsome.

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In downtown Janesville, Wisconsin, on September 1st, 2011, on the north side of East Court Street, east of South Water Street.

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Library of Congress classification ideas:
NA3702…
Added on March 12, 2015

Toplighting of ferns & downspout.

Toplighting of ferns & downspout.
Q: The ferns like damp masonry and they:

a) like paint.
b) dislike paint.
c) neither like nor dislike paint.

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In downtown New Iberia, Louisiana, on July 12th, 2014, off the south side of Main Street (Louisiana Highway 182), oppos…
Added on December 25, 2014

A tray of air conditioners wears a skirt; a high-capacity downspout floods a parking lot.

A tray of air conditioners wears a skirt; a high-capacity downspout floods a parking lot.
The decorative skirt was well-intentioned, but I worry it might make the underneath of the air conditioners seem like an appealing place for people to stand — while simultaneously (and inadvertently, surely) helping to conceal from view any structural wea…
Added on November 11, 2014

Red stripes, steel pipes, venetian blinds, painted bricks, blacktop.

Red stripes, steel pipes, venetian blinds, painted bricks, blacktop.
Familiar things!, all favorites of mine.

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In downtown Frankfort, Kentucky, on June 14th, 2014, on the west side of Catfish Alley, south of West Main Street.

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Library of Congress classification ideas:
TS280…
Added on January 10, 2015

Drive-in service, ring for service ring for service ring for service, closed closed.

Drive-in service, ring for service ring for service ring for service, closed closed.
You see the two CLOSEDs, right? There are two CLOSEDs.

Dang, these painted bricks are dirty.

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In downtown New Castle, Pennsylvania, on June 22nd, 2014, outside the former "One Hour Cleaners" at the northwest corner of North Cochr…
Added on December 19, 2014

Good wall with very tiny flowers.

Good wall with very tiny flowers.
Light blue was a good choice of paint color. The cable is intended to prevent people from bumping into the wall.

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In downtown New Castle, Pennsylvania, on June 22nd, 2014, off the west side of South Apple Way, north of Market Stre…
Added on December 22, 2014

Favorite tire, highly roly.

Favorite tire, highly roly.
In downtown Joliet, Illinois, on August 31st, 2014, outside "The Winner's Circle" auto parts store on the west side of North Scott Street, south of West Webster Street.

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Library of Congress classification ideas:
N8261.W46 Wheels i…
Added on December 21, 2014

Galveston optometry, probably not ophthalmology.

Galveston optometry, probably not ophthalmology.
All of the pigeon guano is safely upstairs and will not land in your eye during the examination.

Looking at those two signs, why, I'm starting to get hungry for some gelcaps, probably as the sign designer intended I would.

'Contacts' and 'glasses' are i…
Added on September  8, 2014

Brown building with brown windows and white rectangles.

Brown building with brown windows and white rectangles.
"These people want trucks," I muttered.

This picture is very bad, I'm sorry, but I needed to remember the building.

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In downtown Beaumont, Texas, on July 15th, 2014, a building on the north side of Fannin Street, west of Orleans Stree…
Added on August 27, 2016