Tim Kiser's photos with the 2016-05-31

Starring role of high-up powerpoles in a western-U.S. style of urbanity.

Starring role of high-up powerpoles in a western-U.S. style of urbanity.
In downtown Salt Lake City, Utah, on May 31st, 2016, 100 South as viewed from the southwest corner of its intersection with 600 West.

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Library of Congress classification ideas:
NA9053.S7 Streetscapes (Urban design)—United States—P…
Added on November 24, 2016

A streetcorner Dunkin' Donuts facility in downtown SLC.

A streetcorner Dunkin' Donuts facility in downtown SLC.
What a wonderful city. I pushed off from my overhead perch across the street and landed gently on the sidewalk in front of the shop. I entered the building. I purchased and consumed (ate) a glazed chocolate cake donut.

If you care to look you can see the…
Added on November 21, 2016

Salt Lake City disappearing sidewalk.

Salt Lake City disappearing sidewalk.
It's fine with me if the sidewalk becomes overtaken by plants but I don't live around here so I shouldn't be the one to decide what happens.

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In Salt Lake City, Utah, on May 31st, 2016, the south side of Mead Avenue South as viewe…
Added on October 17, 2016

View east from an expanse of gray semigloss.

View east from an expanse of gray semigloss.
If I had been in charge of this paintjob, we would be looking at glossier paint than this. People want luxury.

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In downtown Salt Lake City, Utah, on May 31st, 2016, on the 5th level of a parking ramp at the northeast corner of 200…
Added on October 23, 2016

A comfortably naturalized specimen of the Eurasian invader "curly dock" in an urban area of Utah.

A comfortably naturalized specimen of the Eurasian invader "curly dock" in an urban area of Utah.
I doubt the Eurasians ever called it "curly dock" however.

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In Salt Lake City, Utah, on May 31st, 2016, on the east side of 200 West, south of Mead Avenue.

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Library of Congress classification ideas:
QK495.…
Added on December 19, 2016

Public art idea: a rock on a column for plaza seating.

Public art idea: a rock on a column for plaza seating.
But wait, it is more than a tasteful decoration: The sculpture is Asteroid Landed Softly by Kazuo Matsubiyashi, completed 1993. It is a sundial. Its timetelling gnomon casts a shaft of light (as opposed to a more typical shadow-casting gnomon). The seatin…
Added on December  6, 2016

Gone lawnmad in downtown Salt Lake City.

Gone lawnmad in downtown Salt Lake City.
This was excessive. If people liked it they'd be sitting on it or something, on a day of weather as nice as this.

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In downtown Salt Lake City, Utah, on May 31st, 2016, on the grounds of the main branch of the Salt Lake City Public…
Added on November 20, 2016

Tan-painted OSB for a golden-painted building with a red door.

Tan-painted OSB for a golden-painted building with a red door.
I propose that we use "taint" as a word meaning "tan paint." Apparently nobody cares when English-language words have multiple meanings so why not. "Put that taint on the OSB," etc.

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In Salt Lake City, Utah, on May 31st, 2016, on…
Added on December 15, 2016

A picture of trails girls.

A picture of trails girls.
The performers are legally required to be adults and it would be more polite to call them women.

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In Salt Lake City, Utah, on May 31st, 2016, outside Trails Gentlemen's Club on the east side of 300 West between 900 South and Ameri…
Added on November 26, 2016

Display idea.

Display idea.
The sign's illustration of a banner used to read: "Signs, banners, graphics." That's pretty neat!

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In Salt Lake City, Utah, on May 31st, 2016, on the east side of 300 West, north of 500 South.

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Library of…
Added on December 23, 2016

The U.S. West!, a street and a light rail station.

The U.S. West!, a street and a light rail station.
This is as green as it gets.

If you ever need to hear a song that includes the lyric "Those big big big wiiiiide streets," think of "Hit the North" by The Fall, from 1987. The lyric occurs two minutes in; I know you'll want to hear it if you haven't alre…
Added on November 20, 2016

An excellent view upon the street "500 West" in downtown S-L-C.

An excellent view upon the street "500 West" in downtown S-L-C.
Like all of the other streets in Salt Lake City with "West" and "East" designations, this street runs north-south. You will have to decide for yourself whether you like that. I am not going to tell you what to think.

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In downtown…
Added on October 18, 2016

Effective attractive disguise.

Effective attractive disguise.
Ah the ornamental holes of the concrete openwork of a concrete screen façade. In every hole a spider.

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In downtown Salt Lake City, Utah, on May 31st, 2016, at the southeast corner of 600 West and North Temple Street.

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Added on December  5, 2016

Salt Lake City gay bar.

Salt Lake City gay bar.
"Club Triangeles" I'd affectionately call it if I lived in Salt Lake City.

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In Salt Lake City, Utah, on May 31st, 2016, outside Club Try-Angles at the southwest corner of Harvey Milk Boulevard (a/k/a 900 South) and Washington Stre…
Added on December 15, 2016

Come home to friends and comfort.

Come home to friends and comfort.
The Off Trax Cafe is not a front for any kind of illegal activity. You can visit the business as you would any other business.

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In Salt Lake City, Utah, on May 31st, 2016, on the south side of Harvey Milk Boulevard (a/k/a 900 Sout…
Added on October 17, 2016

A walk don't walk in brilliant sunshine.

A walk don't walk in brilliant sunshine.
The pavement paints are devilworship symbols, no I'm just kidding. Can I walk or not.

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In West Valley City, Utah, on May 31st, 2016, at the northwest corner of Grizzlies Boulevard (a/k/a 3100 S) and Decker Lake Drive.

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Added on December 30, 2016

My flowerbed, my place.

My flowerbed, my place.
However, the dried-up mudpuddle is not mine.

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In West Valley City, Utah, on May 31st, 2016, at the "My Place Economy Extended Stay" hotel on the north side of Grizzlies Boulevard (a/k/a 3100 South), west of Decker Lake Drive.

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Added on December 23, 2016

Hilarious view of the Salt Lake City urban experience and a long wide street.

Hilarious view of the Salt Lake City urban experience and a long wide street.
To my eyes and mind the city's general overabundance of spaciousness was comical.

It was better to see it from up here: My laughter ended when I went downstairs and began to walk around in the overabundant spaciousness. I got bored!

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Added on December 18, 2016