Tim Kiser's photos with the eastern Iowa

Good view of barred windows above a small loading dock and a diagonalized door.

Good view of barred windows above a small loading dock and a diagonalized door.
But I wish I knew all of the considerations that were involved in the decisionmaking process that led to the diagonalization of the door.

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In downtown Clinton, Iowa, on December 29th, 2011, in an alley between 5th Avenue South and…
Added on October 27, 2015

I took pictures galore at intersections galore.

I took pictures galore at intersections galore.
Sunshine galore comes to a corrugated concrete sidewalk planter.

Dollars galore began raining on me from above, and my face took on a joyous expression as I snatched them from the air. I began to twirl.

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In downtown Clinton, Iowa…
Added on October 11, 2015

Walking upstairs and through a doorway.

Walking upstairs and through a doorway.
In downtown Clinton, Iowa, on December 29th, 2011, in an alley between 4th Avenue South and 5th Avenue South, east of South 3rd Street.

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Library of Congress classification ideas:
NA3060 Stairs—Pictorial works.
NA3010 Doors—Pictori…
Added on September 12, 2015

Vines of shoe fits.

Vines of shoe fits.
"Brown's sells shoe fits to your family!" old radio ad voices used to exclaim. I still remember.

Look close!, the sign is well-lit.

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In downtown Clinton, Iowa, on December 29th, 2011, in an alley between 4th Avenue South and 5th…
Added on September 11, 2015

Paper snowflakes and rust during the neoclassicism of an abandoned post office.

Paper snowflakes and rust during the neoclassicism of an abandoned post office.
This building is unlikely ever to get renovated/restored, but if it happens I hope that the protruding light fixture above the door will be preserved.

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In downtown Clinton, Iowa, on December 29th, 2011, a former U.S. Post Office,…
Added on October 12, 2015

Cell phone tower and blue storefront of "Speedy Cash" with paper snowflakes, as viewed from over here at this bus stop shelter with reflective pavement paint.

Cell phone tower and blue storefront of "Speedy Cash" with paper snowflakes, as viewed from over here at this bus stop shelter with reflective pavement paint.
In downtown Clinton, Iowa, on December 29th, 2011, on the east side of South 2nd Street (U.S. Route 67), north of 6th Avenue South.

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Library of Congress classification ideas:
TK5103.2 Cell phone systems—Equipment and supplies—Pict…
Added on September 10, 2015

A building of telephone switching equipment in Davenport, Iowa, looking about how you'd expect it to look.

A building of telephone switching equipment in Davenport, Iowa, looking about how you'd expect it to look.
"Oh!, another one of these," I said when I saw it.

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In downtown Davenport, Iowa, on April 12th, 2010, an AT&T building as viewed from the north side of West 5th Street, east of North Harrison Street.

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Libr…
Added on June 21, 2015

Good idea to set this up in a sunny area.

Good idea to set this up in a sunny area.
But would the decorator have had enough sense not to have bothered with all of this work if the window weren't located in a sunny area.

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In downtown Clinton, Iowa, on December 29th, 2011, a display window at Wagner Pharmacy at the…
Added on July 13, 2014

Sticks of gum ad of wall.

Sticks of gum ad of wall.
Here was an appeal to the tastebuds and brains of gumchewers.

The words "BUY TICKETS" are faintly visible above the CAMANCHE DISPOSAL dumpster.

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In downtown Clinton, Iowa, on December 29th, 2011, off the north side of 6th Avenue…
Added on July  2, 2014

This picture is about my effort to line up the famous golden dome of the Dubuque County Courthouse so it would be visually framed between a rickety old fire escape and a utility pole.

This picture is about my effort to line up the famous golden dome of the Dubuque County Courthouse so it would be visually framed between a rickety old fire escape and a utility pole.
I was glad to have gotten the idea and it was interesting work, standing here doing this.

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In downtown Dubuque, Iowa, on April 14th, 2010, on the north side of East 5th Street between Central Avenue and White Street.

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Added on August  5, 2014

"Stopping shopping" downtown threat.

"Stopping shopping" downtown threat.
Stopping shopping, but not by harming shoppers, I hope! Not physically nor otherwise, not in any way.

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In downtown Maquoketa, Iowa, on April 14th, 2010, a building on the west side of North Main Street, north of Platt Street.

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Added on April  3, 2014

Intense guywire work here.

Intense guywire work here.
But returning to the topic of the riding lawnmower scenery vis-à-vis the notion of human potential, lets start small: We won't even consider minutes for now. How many seconds of effort might you be willing, just as a mental exercise, to concede might have…
Added on March 29, 2014

Bright white sandbags area.

Bright white sandbags area.
These were to prevent the Mississippi River from bothering the people wanting to drive their cars to the casino in downtown Davenport, Iowa.

Do you like to gamble away your money in casinos in Iowa? I have never wanted to.

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Added on November 12, 2013

Good tree among bad rocks.

Good tree among bad rocks.
The tree is doing its best to undo the damage caused by the awful rockpour. May it live to see this mistake covered up by soil and plants.

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In Waterloo, Iowa, on April 12th, 2010, on the grounds of a Motel 6 off the west side o…
Added on November 11, 2013

Sitting on white plastic chairs indoors.

Sitting on white plastic chairs indoors.
This is a Motel 6 swimming pool room in Waterloo Iowa.

The open window at the left is an invitation for rodents to enter. Has too much gravel been applied to this flowerbed.

Spot the McDonald's sign among the window reflections, it's time for a sausage…
Added on November 10, 2013

Ruin of K.

Ruin of K.
A look around the internet reveals that "K's Merchandise Mart" was based in Decatur, Illinois; was founded in 1957 and liquidated in October 2006; and at the time of its closing had 17 stores in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri and Kentucky.

As a travel…
Added on October 27, 2013

These are romance novels and sweatfree tanning in Iowa.

These are romance novels and sweatfree tanning in Iowa.
In the small towns of the U.S. people have been thinking that their traditional ways of life -- which had been dependent on the "videotan" business model (combining UV tanning with VHS movie rental) — are DOOMED because of changes nobody around here asked…
Added on February 16, 2013

The "Captured Moments" lighthouse's photocollage has badly faded unfortunately.

The "Captured Moments" lighthouse's photocollage has badly faded unfortunately.
It has pretended to shine on plenty enough gravel and asphalt since the civic pride dinner at which I assume it was unveiled too many years ago, and is due to be retired in my opinion.

I think that even if a freshly-printed photoillustration were to be…
Added on February 17, 2013