Tim Kiser's photos with the Michigan Avenue

Red squirrel gonna attack my face in downtown Big Rapids!

Red squirrel gonna attack my face in downtown Big Rapids!
I wasn't even trying to take its garbage away from it, I was only walking.

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In downtown Big Rapids, Michigan, on July 18th, 2015, on the east side of South Michigan Avenue, south of Elm Street.

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Library of…
Added on October 19, 2016

Colorful fall evening in downtown Ypsilanti.

Colorful fall evening in downtown Ypsilanti.
Why haven't you visited Ypsilanti lately.

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In downtown Ypsilanti, Michigan, on October 14th, 2013, the north side of West Michigan Avenue (Highway M-17) as viewed from northeast corner of its intersection with North Adams Street.…
Added on November  6, 2016

Favorite oil change sign.

Favorite oil change sign.
This style of roadside sign is going out of style. This one is framed by a string of christmas lights.

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In Ypsilanti, Michigan, on October 14th, 2013, outside Express Quick Lube on the north side of East Michigan Avenue (Highway M…
Added on December  1, 2016

Public art!

Public art!
I couldn't find any explanatory signage but I think this one is a marshmallow with chocolate.

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In downtown Battle Creek, Michigan, on October 11th, 2014, off the west side of West Michigan Avenue, north of McCamly Street.

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Added on February 10, 2016

Arches of walls not windows.

Arches of walls not windows.
Think of the grandmotherly elderly lady sitting in a rocking chair on the other side of the wall, wishing she could see the outdoors. A tear rolls down her cheek as she speaks your name.

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In downtown Jackson, Michigan, on December…
Added on March 27, 2015

Erected 1926!!

Erected 1926!!
A look around the internet reveals these:
• It is 120 feet tall.
• It was the Hayes Hotel, a/k/a the Hotel Hayes, erected in 1926 and closed in 1975.
• It was used for offices of the public utility Consumers Energy from 1975 to 2003, and has been vacant s…
Added on February  3, 2015

The 1978 sculpture "Summer Night Tree" by Louise Nevelson in downtown Jackson, Michigan, its natural home.

The 1978 sculpture "Summer Night Tree" by Louise Nevelson in downtown Jackson, Michigan, its natural home.
May it never be relocated no matter what.

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In downtown Jackson, Michigan, on December 7th, 2014, at the northeast corner of East Michigan Avenue and North Francis Street.

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Library of Congress classificatio…
Added on May 26, 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

Reveals kinds of wall: a cutaway.

Reveals kinds of wall: a cutaway.
I like all of the kinds except the right-side brick.

I hate whichever forces caused the end of the practice of putting latticework patterns onto bricks in the U.S.

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In downtown Lansing, Michigan, on August 10th, 2014, on the sout…
Added on December 26, 2014

Sunshine gets to an urban young catalpa.

Sunshine gets to an urban young catalpa.
Speak to your companion(s) of catalpa trees being "showy" the next time you see one. Use the word "showy" multiple times as you talk about the tree.

Funfact: Young catalpas grow better when they get regularly shaken.

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In Lansing,…
Added on November 30, 2014

It is 1979. I'm from the government and I'm here to help.

It is 1979. I'm from the government and I'm here to help.
In Saginaw, Michigan, on May 25th, 2013, along the west side of North Michigan Avenue, between Hancock Street and Ames Street.

The Saginaw County Mental Health Center opened in December 1979.

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Library of Congress classification i…
Added on April 29, 2014

Façade idea for somebody's notion of a "first independence" in the form of a bank, of all things.

Façade idea for somebody's notion of a "first independence" in the form of a bank, of all things.
Plus a small bodybuilder on rollerblades, there at the right.

Is the independence supposed to be personal somehow, or what? Why do I always feel skeptical and suspicious, instead of hopeful.

This pic is from October 12th, 2013, and I noticed that First…
Added on February  2, 2014

Outdoor purple Caravelli Fusion suit in downtown Ypsilanti.

Outdoor purple Caravelli Fusion suit in downtown Ypsilanti.
Very slim-legged! Once the water dries it'll be as good as new.

A creative display solution idea is the barbell weight down there.

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In downtown Ypsilanti, Michigan, on October 14th, 2013, outside Morgan Clothing on the south sid…
Added on December  7, 2013

Response of this tree to getting chopped down.

Response of this tree to getting chopped down.
This is kind of gross! I'm getting the same queasy feeling I've gotten when I've seen captive zoo animals losing their minds, doing identically repetitive motions for hours and days.

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In downtown Battle Creek, Michigan, on March…
Added on September 23, 2013

Keeping drip painting going.

Keeping drip painting going.
It's good!

Look close, the art gets reflected a little bit in the mud puddles in the gravel.

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In Detroit on May 29th, 2011, on the side of "PJ's Lager House" on the north side of Michigan Avenue (U.S. Route 12), east of Brooklyn…
Added on July  7, 2012

This one's called "Going Out Mudding."

This one's called "Going Out Mudding."
Gosh Detroit's inner-city's much-commented-upon reversion to ruralization and countrification continues to continue and continue!, as seen here.

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In downtown Detroit on May 29th, 2011, the site of the former Lafayette Building, er…
Added on April 21, 2012

I do not want the dirt work to finish!

I do not want the dirt work to finish!
Because once the dirt and cone are gone there'll only remain the unsightly & uninspiresome gray building back there. Dirt is better!

The traffic cone in the cleft atop the dirtpile is intended to represent a star of bethlehem. The bldg is a parking gar…
Added on June 14, 2011

Detroit chugging and puffing, ever more wetly and warmly.

Detroit chugging and puffing, ever more wetly and warmly.
Here is architecture for urban rainforest environments. According to an internet word-of-mouth that I was able to get in on, this backalley site supposedly never gets a chance to dry.

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In downtown Detroit on May 28th, 2011, in an…
Added on June 14, 2011