Tim Kiser's photos with the 2011-01-02

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

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

Welcome to the Ohio River; to Schooner's; and to the straight white cables of the 31st Street Bridge.

Welcome to the Ohio River; to Schooner's; and to the straight white cables of the 31st Street Bridge.
Here is a favorite area. Even if you've never been to Huntington, West Virginia, you've probably seen this view on postcards. Postcard companies usually photoshop out the powerlines but I left them in, on my version of the picture.

On the list of my fa…
Added on January  2, 2012

Rolling up to Nida's Therapeutic Massage.

Rolling up to Nida's Therapeutic Massage.
"But be careful and go slow when you're coming back down — we've been noticing that for some of the wheelchairs it doesn't take very much of a miscalculation to end up with one of your front wheels hanging over the dropoff."

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In Hu…
Added on January  2, 2012

Dead remains, fenced-off and not, in a homey setting.

Dead remains, fenced-off and not, in a homey setting.
Relative to the angle of the forward-leaning unfenced headstone back yonder, the unstuck peeloff/peelaway phony windowshutter is at an angle more acute to the horizontal and more obtuse to the vertical.

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In the Guyandotte neighbor…
Added on January  2, 2012

The storefront of "EZ-EE Storage" in Huntington, West Virginia.

The storefront of "EZ-EE Storage" in Huntington, West Virginia.
The typical "rows and rows of units" style of buildings that Americans associate with storage-rental businesses are hidden away in the backyard, but I want the units that look like a house, even though I figure they probably cost more to rent?

The bldg s…
Added on January  2, 2012

Site-specific art of 1977 longplayer "You're the Only Dancer": Jackie DeShannon, in bowl-bangs-down-to-her-eyebrows, poses wearing a white blazer with nothing underneath.

Site-specific art of 1977 longplayer "You're the Only Dancer": Jackie DeShannon, in bowl-bangs-down-to-her-eyebrows, poses wearing a white blazer with nothing underneath.
"You're the only dancer" is a catchphrase that I wish would catch back on.

For my yard I need a large painting of the cover of Howard Jones's 1985 longplayer Dream Into Action, I always admired Howard Jones's deliberate earnesty [sic].

The site-specif…
Added on January  2, 2012

Huntington, West Virginia, favorite urban floodplain of Guyandotte River.

Huntington, West Virginia, favorite urban floodplain of Guyandotte River.
The reason the area is kept mowed is so you can spot the riparian copperheads & possums before it's too late & they're on ya. The strangely-placed sidewalk is part of the "Huntingtonians, Move!" initiative undertaken in response to the city's famously po…
Added on January  2, 2012

Gouging itself with an ice cream scoop. Unusual "tinsel merkin" idea.

Gouging itself with an ice cream scoop. Unusual "tinsel merkin" idea.
I am staring directly into the curvaceous hips of the future of american christmas crap — and thoroughly enjoying the view!

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In Huntington, West Virginia, on January 2nd, 2011, in a storefront display window on the east side of We…
Added on January  2, 2012

Cutter victim. Its wide-open sky is a gritty street.

Cutter victim.  Its wide-open sky is a gritty street.
See it struggle to try to keep on sprouting leaves from whichever places it can, from those remaining spots where I guess it's still got a few leftover functioning glands or whatever. Or are those little brown things some kind of parasitic plant taking o…
Added on January  2, 2012

As a photographer I was proud that I was able to catch the brief wintertime sunlight just as it was shining into the troughs formed by the adjacencies of the yellow concrete barricades.

As a photographer I was proud that I was able to catch the brief wintertime sunlight just as it was shining into the troughs formed by the adjacencies of the yellow concrete barricades.
The orange traffic cone was put there by workmen, but the rest of the stuff between the barricades is windblown street litter that has gotten trapped. The barricades and the unhitched trailers are arranged somewhat similarly I thought.

Look close, there…
Added on January  2, 2012