Tim Kiser's photos with the bus stop

Unusually bad logo on a sign with abundant whitespace and soiled cappuccino.

Unusually bad logo on a sign with abundant whitespace and soiled cappuccino.
"I want TINY WORDS, tinier than you've ever put on a sign before, and huge expanses of blank white space," were the instructions to the designer. I think of Quality Dairy flavored coffees everytime I see a piece of dirty plastic.

Gas sure is cheap.

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Added on November 28, 2016

The lifestyles of the people who wait to catch a city bus each day at a truck-route-to-U.S. sign.

The lifestyles of the people who wait to catch a city bus each day at a truck-route-to-U.S. sign.
Too, orange plastic mesh and queen anne's lace.

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In Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, on July 16th, 2016, on the north side of Second Line East (Ontario Highway 550), east of Carmen's Way.

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Library of Congress cl…
Added on December 20, 2016

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

All aboard!, to Walmart — on Mits!

All aboard!, to Walmart — on Mits!
The Muncie Indiana Transit Systems bus transfer terminal in downtown Muncie is the most architecturally innovative building in all of Muncie. It was erected in 1987. It's a local favorite.

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In downtown Muncie, Indiana, on December…
Added on April 17, 2015

Arts bench of pretend tug-of-warriors.

Arts bench of pretend tug-of-warriors.
Urban planning idea: People would be more likely to sit on this if it were farther from the road and entirely shielded from the view of passing motorists.

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In St. Paul, Minnesota, on March 13th, 2012, a bus stop bench at the south…
Added on December  2, 2014

Colorado Springs transit system maps, very fatly-lined hamhandedness of busroutes art in random crayon colours.

Colorado Springs transit system maps, very fatly-lined hamhandedness of busroutes art in random crayon colours.
Do not get confused about where you are: The prominently-labeled "The Citadel" is a fashion mall, not a military college.

The military college "The Citadel" is in Charleston So. Caro., where the U.S. civil war started.

The U.S. Air Force Academy, not s…
Added on November  2, 2011

Trash thrown over shoulders at bus stop benches in Golden, Colorado.

Trash thrown over shoulders at bus stop benches in Golden, Colorado.
"I clambered aboard the bus and it trundled off to Denver, and I never looked back."

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In Golden, Colorado, on July 11th, 2011, an RTD bus stop for routes 16 & 16L (West Colfax Avenue to downtown Denver) on the west side of Jackson…
Added on August 11, 2012

Elderly pig woman.

Elderly pig woman.
This is a U.S. Bancorp advertisement on the back of a bus stop bench, and I felt offended at its implication that just because I'm a low-income busrider I'll surely be delighted by the easy low-class humor of imagery of old women losing their dignity.

A…
Added on June 29, 2012

Everything here looks weird except for the cars.

Everything here looks weird except for the cars.
For one thing, why haven't the massive windows @ the Left & Right got more room to breathe within the frame of the picture. It looks compositionally wrong to have them being so close to the edges of the picture. Plus are some parts of the picture tilted…
Added on June 14, 2011

The idea of trotting your fruit-flavored ipad to a urine-scented bus stop shelter outside the Best Western in downtown Minneapolis, to linger there with it for awhile.

The idea of trotting your fruit-flavored ipad to a urine-scented bus stop shelter outside the Best Western in downtown Minneapolis, to linger there with it for awhile.
The exterior walls of the Minneapolis Best Western famously have a faux-agedness treatment on purpose, to try to give the area an oldtimes europe feel. I have decided that the city sidewalk's asphalt patches were intended to further that effect.

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Added on May 24, 2011

Here is a McDonald's in Las Vegas, but listen to my $$ idea for the McDonald's corp: An all-you-can-eat VEGAS BUFFET OF McDONALD'S FOODS in Las Vegas. Americans would love it and it would be a huge tourist attraction.

Here is a McDonald's in Las Vegas, but listen to my $$ idea for the McDonald's corp: An all-you-can-eat VEGAS BUFFET OF McDONALD'S FOODS in Las Vegas.  Americans would love it and it would be a huge tourist attraction.
$23.95 or whatever, and people could build themselves quadruple-quarter-pounders slathered in ranch dressing or whatever they want. People could make Chocolate-Shamrock shakes year-round, or McNugget McMuffins with pickles and cheese, anytime day or nigh…
Added on April 23, 2011

Seeing Aqualand in its setting.

Seeing Aqualand in its setting.
According to my New Age, I am rare in that I have got 2 Spirit Animals:
Seahorse during equinox-to-solstice periods (Mar-Jun & Sep-Dec) ;
and Jellyfish during solstice-to-equinox periods (Jun-Sep & Dec-Mar).

So I can definitely relate to feelings of y…
Added on November 21, 2010

A view upon the public transportation system of the city of Muscatine, Iowa.

A view upon the public transportation system of the city of Muscatine, Iowa.
"MuscaBus" does have a pretty ring to it but were I in charge of naming I'd've probably selected "Buscatine" but hey. But hey y'know? Whatever MuscaBus wants.

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In downtown Muscatine, Iowa, on April 13th, 2010, a MuscaBus bus stop…
Added on September 21, 2010

Wet mess of sidewalk among double sunniness of downtown Minneapolis.

Wet mess of sidewalk among double sunniness of downtown Minneapolis.
Cool 2 suns! This will be the view from the lawnchair I might start bringing with me downtown.

To explain the Saturday abandonment of this particular area of heart-of-town Minneapolis: The blue shiny new lettered bus-stop electronic readout signs ("A")…
Added on April  2, 2010

I shall never try to forget my walks among the city of Albuquerque.

I shall never try to forget my walks among the city of Albuquerque.
I like to see the things that the big bushes do when the chainlink gets near them. I wish that the buses ran more often. I can not think of anything else that could or should be where the spread of gravel is.

Can you think of ways that the area might h…
Added on July 20, 2009

To sit upon, for times when we wait for buses in Albuquerque.

To sit upon, for times when we wait for buses in Albuquerque.
There is nothing wrong with the way the bench is shaped, and to sit upon it feels like getting a massage if I position myself certain ways. I worry that somebody's not coming through and chopping off the tops of the shrubbery often enough.

If those do…
Added on August 22, 2009

A window!

A window!
I can't figure out what that tar-coloured stuff on the glass is. I wouldn't mind spending some time in that bus stop shelter over there. People don't surface their buildings that way any more because it's too expensive.

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In Dulu…
Added on August 22, 2009

Ha ha not yet lord willing!

Ha ha not yet lord willing!
Hold your abdomen and say oof : A question for the people of Minneapolis!

Me, I get easily lured by the potential for cash settlements but I sure as h. don't want any of those defective hernia patches anywhere near my insides ha ha.

I can see the Minne…
Added on March 31, 2009