Tim Kiser's photos with the white paint

Touchdown of fire escape.

Touchdown of fire escape.
"Neat huh," I said aloud as I took pictures, and then I whispered it: "Neat huh."

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In downtown Adrian, Michigan, on October 25th, 2015, at the northwest corner of Pearl Street and South Winter Street.

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Lib…
Added on June 21, 2016

Corner idea for concrete blocks.

Corner idea for concrete blocks.
During the region's frequent lashing thunderstorms, water pours from the holey blocks, creating a "streaky" look as the white paint is slowly worn away from the blocks beneath each hole.

"Ah the distinctive Cajun architecture of Lafayette Louisiana!" I e…
Added on July 20, 2016

Neatly stacked three-hole bricks and two colors of painted brick walls.

Neatly stacked three-hole bricks and two colors of painted brick walls.
A seat cushion has gotten separated from its chair. The area seems dirty.

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In downtown Miamisburg, Ohio, on April 4th, 2015, off an alley between North Main Street and North 1st Street, north of East Central Avenue.

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Added on September 13, 2015

Retaining walls, 2 kinds.

Retaining walls, 2 kinds.
Imagine what condition our cities would be in if we were unable to prevent our land areas from sliding down onto our sidewalks and parking lots.

The corrugation and white paint were surface treatment ideas. Leftover railroad ties will never be useless fo…
Added on August 16, 2015

Four colors of paint.

Four colors of paint.
Paint, paint, paint, and paint: Here were these paints, in the shade of a sunny day.

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In downtown Bay City, Michigan, on May 25th, 2013, on the east side of Saginaw Street, north of Center Avenue.

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Library…
Added on July  5, 2015

I have learned that 'alinement' is an acceptable variant spelling of 'alignment.'

I have learned that 'alinement' is an acceptable variant spelling of 'alignment.'
It's true!, look it up.

So it was somebody else who wet the pavement from laughing so hard at the perceived spelling error. Not me!

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In downtown Bay City, Michigan, on May 25th, 2013, on the west side of North Madison Avenue, sou…
Added on March 22, 2015

Good wall of holes of concrete blocks in white paint.

Good wall of holes of concrete blocks in white paint.
The other side of it might be useful to winoes [sic] in certain circumstances.

"Let these breezes pass through that," I said aloud of the then-blowing winds, and I made a sweeping arm gesture, after I had finished taking pictures.

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Added on May  8, 2015

Drive-in service, ring for service ring for service ring for service, closed closed.

Drive-in service, ring for service ring for service ring for service, closed closed.
You see the two CLOSEDs, right? There are two CLOSEDs.

Dang, these painted bricks are dirty.

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In downtown New Castle, Pennsylvania, on June 22nd, 2014, outside the former "One Hour Cleaners" at the northwest corner of North Cochr…
Added on December 19, 2014

A wonderful distressed look.

A wonderful distressed look.
This door has been successfully subjected to Home & Garden Television's instructions for "How To Distress Furniture" and is ready to be installed as-is as the front door of somebody's suburban ranch house or split-level. Nice!

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In…
Added on August 11, 2014

A painted garage door!

A painted garage door!
Look at all that paint.

This is true: As of the time I write this, there is a person in Pittsburgh named handyhandz4u who is trying to sell a Barcol door handle just like this one on eBay on a "BUY IT NOW!" basis, for $49.90 plus $17.51 for postage.

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Added on August 12, 2014

Rusted fire escape on a chipped-paint façade, in back of a gravel pile.

Rusted fire escape on a chipped-paint façade, in back of a gravel pile.
The fire escape and chipped paint are more interesting to look at, but the gravel pile has a story: It used to be huge!, but men and women pilfered from it by the shovelful over the course of several years.

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In downtown Muskegon,…
Added on May  8, 2014

Tiled storefront and venetial blinds and snowman of dotcom boom/bubble. Yes venetial.

Tiled storefront and venetial blinds and snowman of dotcom boom/bubble. Yes venetial.
In downtown Kingsport, Tennessee, on December 27th, 2013, on the west side of Cherokee Street, north of East Center Street.

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Library of Congress classification ideas:
HF5548.325.U6 Electronic commerce—United States—Pictorial works…
Added on January 30, 2014

Rainbow of gas meters.

Rainbow of gas meters.
The people that did this won't need to travel because they're always working to improve their own local surroundings. Very satisfying.

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In Denver, Colorado, on July 16th, 2011, at the northeast corner of 28th Street and Larimer St…
Added on June  2, 2014

Gang of young urban ailanthus, unwelcome fireworks display.

Gang of young urban ailanthus, unwelcome fireworks display.
These China-native "tree of heaven" Ailanthus altissima are an Invasive Species of Noxious Weed, and they've been working for years and years on taking over the entire N. American continent, among other continents.

A US editorial cartoonist could work s…
Added on June 14, 2011

Oh come now don't be silly you silly old dumpster.

Oh come now don't be silly you silly old dumpster.
Portsmouth Ohio!

Did a smalltown ca.-2010s Ohioan youth get bored with his marijuana & videogames for a few minutes!, I guess he did. I got headshakingly embarrassed when I saw it and I tsked aloud.

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In downtown Portsmouth,…
Added on January  9, 2011

Outdoor electrical outlet with small spigot; cardboard box; and silver antigraffiti.

Outdoor electrical outlet with small spigot; cardboard box; and silver antigraffiti.
To see broken-down cardboard boxes reminds me of low-paid jobs I've had where it seemed like some days all I ever got done was breaking down boxes, breaking down boxes, breaking down boxes, I tell you.

Anyhow, here you can rinse off and try to charge u…
Added on January 21, 2013

Devil-worship markings, foretelling the troubles that will be coming to this area.

Devil-worship markings, foretelling the troubles that will be coming to this area.
The seeming mathematicality of the demon symbols makes them all the creepier; this is a nightmare land.

Can you spot the Olive Garden sign waaay back there; think of a "Tour of Italy" platter; there are lasagna, chicken parmigiana, and fettuccine alfredo…
Added on June 29, 2012

Pictorial works of downtown Burlington North Carolina; picture of jambox with tapedeck.

Pictorial works of downtown Burlington North Carolina; picture of jambox with tapedeck.
I had the entire Category: Musicians from North Carolina to select from, but the only tapes I felt like listening to were by Nina Simone, who appears to have gotten the hell out of North Carolina as quickly as she could. I listened to her tapes and thoug…
Added on June 27, 2011