Tim Kiser's photos with the 12th Street

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

Ruined conifer!

Ruined conifer!
It might have gotten bred wrong from the start?, for the difficult conditions it would be facing, a little strip of landscaping gravel between a parking lot and a sidewalk.

I like the dead conifer way better than I like the orange four-door monstertruck…
Added on November 24, 2012

An old "Old National" façade.

An old "Old National" façade.
Well it's certainly an architecture idea.

The contrast between the weedy and cracked-up old street vs the fresh new sidewalk in the foreground is gonna wave a red flag at angry drivers' rights activists.

I was ready to taunt passing motorists — "Boy t…
Added on October 24, 2012

I was able to get a chance to visit a parking lot.

I was able to get a chance to visit a parking lot.
I am not responsible for the sky's unusual appearance; the camera I was using did something to it.

The somewhat-grayish-goldish Sienna Minivan is parked outside-the-lines, I notice. In my opinion the graphic design of the pavement arrow is working too…
Added on November  2, 2011

"Mmph, no, you keep talking, I'm listening, I'm just gonna go ahead and dig in if you don't mind, I'm sorry to talk with my mouth full—"

"Mmph, no, you keep talking, I'm listening, I'm just gonna go ahead and dig in if you don't mind, I'm sorry to talk with my mouth full—"
''—ooh, say, I'm sorry to interrupt, but you don't happen to have any protein powder with you do you?"

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In downtown Golden, Colorado, on July 14th, 2011, outside the "Buffalo Rose Bar & Grill" at the northwest corner of 12th Stree…
Added on November  2, 2011

Hairdo idea.

Hairdo idea.
It is a good-looking part, nicely parted.

But you beauticians, don't you print this out & display it on the walls or windows of your salons without getting my written permission beforehand: © © © !

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In Philadelphia on March 25…
Added on April 23, 2011

What's he gonna look like when he gets old!

What's he gonna look like when he gets old!
His blue shirt's got a huge neckhole!, I think blue looks pretty good on him. The little people down below are all looking up to him. A goatee is a ring of hair around the mouth.

I'm terrible at recognizing facial expressions; is he smiling wanly? Sco…
Added on April 12, 2011

It was funny.

It was funny.
And funniness is extremely important!, and we laughed, and then we saw another instance of Boobies Spring Break graffiti on a wall approx a block away — as though the streetartist thought we'd be so stupid and unobservant that we wouldn't've noticed the B…
Added on April  4, 2011

From when I was in Huntington, West Virginia, looking @ the spot where 7th Avenue & 12th Street touch.

From when I was in Huntington, West Virginia, looking @ the spot where 7th Avenue & 12th Street touch.
The red-façaded bldg way down the street in the distance looks like it could use some westwardly-facing windows but I try not to be judgmental. The crumbly stuff down there on the double-wide sidewalk is styrofoam.

People learn to be smart in cities suc…
Added on August 30, 2010

Downtown Philadelphia "do not enter" parking lot installation.

Downtown Philadelphia "do not enter" parking lot installation.
Dangling things! The barrel and pair of sky cones are attached to a chain, so I guess I can't drive on in there.

I'm willing to pay to whomever whatever it costs to park my truck wherever, but never mind, I found someplace else to park my truck: I manœuv…
Added on January 27, 2009

To-day I am out for a stroll on 12th Street.

To-day I am out for a stroll on 12th Street.
It's an old-fashioned brick street @ the right with a paved sidewalk running parallel to it. Plus a bunch of stuff in-between including 2 colours of tarpaulin! I can't figure out what it's gonna look like a year from now.

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In Hu…
Added on January 14, 2009