Tim Kiser's photos with the West Virginia

Somebody's good yard wall.

Somebody's good yard wall.
Favorite arrangements of triangular openings.

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In Parkersburg, West Virginia, on June 17th, 2014, in an alley connecting 23rd Street and 24th Street, between Dudley Avenue and Lynn Street.

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Library of Cong…
Added on December  5, 2016

The tallest skyscraper in Parkersburg was erected in 1974.

The tallest skyscraper in Parkersburg was erected in 1974.
"Ah this parking lot's roadsalt stains' leopardine pattern," I sighed as I took pictures. "The banktower continues to flatter the year of its erection."

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In downtown Parkersburg, West Virginia, on November 29th, 2013, "United Squa…
Added on December 22, 2016

The year 1905 as expressed in the form of an Ohio River bridge.

The year 1905 as expressed in the form of an Ohio River bridge.
Think of the variety of interests and concerns of the local Ohioans and West Virginians of 1905 — nearly all of them forgotten!

The blue-and-yella color scheme was affixed in 2011 and was intended to express petulant unfriendliness toward the Ohioans on…
Added on March 18, 2016

I WAS A ROADSIDE VISITOR TO THE GROOVES OF A CONCRETE POUR.

I WAS A ROADSIDE VISITOR TO THE GROOVES OF A CONCRETE POUR.
In southern Mason County, West Virginia, the driveway of "Moore's Chapel" on the west side of Rocky Fork Road (County Road 80), south of Ashton Upland Road (County Road 80), east of the unincorporated community of Ashton.

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Added on February 26, 2016

The name of this business is Wave Cigarettes, Pyramid Cigarettes, Wings Cigarettes, and Swisher E-Cigarettes.

The name of this business is Wave Cigarettes, Pyramid Cigarettes, Wings Cigarettes, and Swisher E-Cigarettes.
Wave and Pyramid and Wings are the only brands people around here can afford. People switch to e-cigarettes after they're too sick to smoke ordinary cigarettes.

If the empty sign frame ever displays a sign again, that sign will be a vinyl banner tied to…
Added on July 12, 2016

Remember me to the people of the Allegheny Plateau. Recall that I was here taking pictures of the region's small rivers on sunny winter days.

Remember me to the people of the Allegheny Plateau. Recall that I was here taking pictures of the region's small rivers on sunny winter days.
In Mason County, West Virginia, on December 18th, 2013, Thirteenmile Creek as viewed from Big Buzzard Road (County Road 64), east of the unincorporated communities of Arbuckle and Grimms Landing.

Thirteenmile Creek flows to the Kanawha River, which flows…
Added on March 11, 2016

One look and you'll know why it's called Eighteenmile Creek.

One look and you'll know why it's called Eighteenmile Creek.
Oh my gosh yes. This water was as rustic as an eighteenmile: hardliving!

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In Putnam County, West Virginia, on December 18th, 2013, Eighteenmile Creek as viewed from Bethel Ridge-Blacklick Road (County Road 6), east of the town of…
Added on March 10, 2016

Enjoy this shade while it lasts!, for most of the morning.

Enjoy this shade while it lasts!, for most of the morning.
In Raymond City, West Virginia, on December 18th, 2013, the Kanawha River and the John E. Amos Power Plant, owned and operated by Appalachian Power, a subsidiary of American Electric Power, as viewed from a public fishing access site on State Route 62.

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Added on February 15, 2016

Good view of a parking lot lightpole sending its light both downward and outward.

Good view of a parking lot lightpole sending its light both downward and outward.
The embankment is tall but not as tall as the lightpole. The Uhaul is anthropomorphically opening its eyes wide and exhibiting a combination of anger and disgust.

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In South Charleston, West Virginia, on April 28th, 2015, behind a…
Added on September 15, 2015

"My juniper died!"

"My juniper died!"
"My juniper died!"

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In downtown South Charleston, West Virginia, on April 28th, 2015, on the south side of 6th Avenue Southwest between D Street and E Street.

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Library of Congress classification ideas:
QK4…
Added on October  8, 2015

Dead lilac bush of a downtown.

Dead lilac bush of a downtown.
Water and sunlight and carbon dioxide are just being wasted on this pitiful old thing, just horribly dead.

This being West Virginia, it is all too easy to assume that the bush was intentionally poisoned during an interpersonal dispute between people of S…
Added on February  7, 2016

A dollar tree as viewed from a wendy's.

A dollar tree as viewed from a wendy's.
Lesson idea for all of you ones that homeschool: Use this picture to teach your child about underground pipelines. Touch its finger to the screen and guide it along the route the pipeline follows as it crosses beneath the parking lot.

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Added on November  9, 2015

A backside of a ROADSIGN GANTRY I noticed while I was out wandering around in a commercial area.

A backside of a ROADSIGN GANTRY I noticed while I was out wandering around in a commercial area.
Alright now look carefully: In front of the Wendy's sign there is a lightpole. Now see how I carefully composed the picture so that the top of the lightpole wouldn't touch the bottom of the ROADSIGN GANTRY. I am very proud!

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In Ch…
Added on October 10, 2015

Out here laughing my ass off at an intersection.

Out here laughing my ass off at an intersection.
I was proud of the advantage I was taking of this fine sunny day in April. Eight traffic signals: two apiece for each of four classes of persons, in a diagonal lineup. Plenty of blue.

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In Charleston, West Virginia, on April 28th,…
Added on February 14, 2016

A 1996 bridge.

A 1996 bridge.
Think of the all of the buildings you know of that were built in the mid-to-late 1990s, and consider your level of trust in the ability of the U.S. construction industry of that era to competently build long-lasting structures that would stand for many de…
Added on October  7, 2015

Likeable plant of likeable river — likeable mullein of likeable Little Kanawha River.

Likeable plant of likeable river — likeable mullein of likeable Little Kanawha River.
Likeable for so long as you have the capacity to like, that is. Some people don't!

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In Parkersburg, West Virginia, on November 28th, 2014, along the Little Kanawha River on the north side of 1st Avenue.

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Added on February 25, 2016

A blue bird.

A blue bird.
The name was apt: This wasn't a bus, it was a blue bird. And here was exactly the kind of building I'd like to grow old in: A senior citizens' highrise with sliding glass doors and balconies.

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In Parkersburg, West Virginia, on Jun…
Added on January 24, 2016

West Virginia roadside autism education.

West Virginia roadside autism education.
Very effective!

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In Mineral Wells, West Virginia, on April 27th, 2015, on the west side of Pike Street (County Road 14/44), north of West Virginia Route 14.

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Library of Congress classification ideas:
HF584…
Added on September 17, 2015