Tim Kiser's photos with the 2010

Rare!, orange tarpaulin.

Rare!, orange tarpaulin.
If I had an orange tarpaulin I wouldn't display it so conspicuously. This is an invitation to theft.

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In downtown Mannington, West Virginia, on July 15th, 2010, on the east side of Clarksburg Street, north of Pleasant Street.

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Added on April 15, 2015

Badly obstructed view of a former hotel that nowadays contains apartments for senior citizens.

Badly obstructed view of a former hotel that nowadays contains apartments for senior citizens.
Erected in 1917 (as you probably already guessed from its appearance), here was what was originally the "Fairmont Hotel." It got switched over to being the "Eastview Unity Apartments" a/k/a "Eastview Unity Terrace" in 1984.

Yes, "here was what was"; and…
Added on April 27, 2015

A visit to an accumulation of pallets during a mostly cloudy condition in Moline.

A visit to an accumulation of pallets during a mostly cloudy condition in Moline.
In downtown Moline, Illinois, on April 12th, 2010, in an alley between 4th Avenue and 5th Avenue, east of 13th Street.

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Library of Congress classification ideas:
TS198.6.P3 Pallets (Shipping, storage, etc.)—Pictorial works.
F549.M…
Added on March 23, 2015

Fine view of downtown Moline, Illinois.

Fine view of downtown Moline, Illinois.
"It is wrong of you to be taking pictures of the city while the streets are all torn up like this," a passerby hissed at me. "Go home and come back when the road work is finished."

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In downtown Moline, Illinois, on April 12th, 201…
Added on May 12, 2015

Silly-looking thing: a skywalk/skyway.

Silly-looking thing: a skywalk/skyway.
The idea is that it will keep you dry as you walk to your car — but unfortunately I tend to sweat profusely anytime I feel embarrassed, so I think walking through this thing would actually cause me more wetness than I'd otherwise experience, even during a…
Added on September  5, 2015

A building's rectangle of vines. This was wonderful.

A building's rectangle of vines. This was wonderful.
I can tell you that the vinework occupies 112 squares of the wall's grid.

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In downtown Moline, Illinois, on April 12th, 2010, on the south side of 5th Avenue between 17th Street and 18th Street.

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Library o…
Added on June 25, 2015

A building in flowers.

A building in flowers.
Ah here was the "LeClaire Apartments" building, which was originally the "LeClaire Hotel."

This was perfect!, a hotel building framed in flowers of Callery pear trees, the objectionable odor of which infamously resembles that of a substance that is infam…
Added on January 30, 2015

A building of telephone switching equipment in Davenport, Iowa, looking about how you'd expect it to look.

A building of telephone switching equipment in Davenport, Iowa, looking about how you'd expect it to look.
"Oh!, another one of these," I said when I saw it.

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In downtown Davenport, Iowa, on April 12th, 2010, an AT&T building as viewed from the north side of West 5th Street, east of North Harrison Street.

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Libr…
Added on June 21, 2015

On account of his strenuous efforts on behalf of slaveowners, this was inherently a bad person.

On account of his strenuous efforts on behalf of slaveowners, this was inherently a bad person.
Not that it's a flattering depiction, but still... I wish the U.S. didn't have these statues honoring the most awful people of its history scattered all through its southeastern part.

Reconstruction in the U.S. south ought to have lasted much longer and…
Added on May  4, 2015

Cannot afford paint!, and the entire town can see, tsk.

Cannot afford paint!, and the entire town can see, tsk.
In downtown Beckley, West Virginia, on July 22nd, 2010, at Mountaineer Dry Cleaners on the south side of Main Street, west of Fayette Street.

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Library of Congress classification ideas:
GT3911.A2 Shop signs—United States—Pictorial…
Added on February 12, 2015

Fancy curves of these landings' railings.

Fancy curves of these landings' railings.
The time to investigate what accounts for the blueness of the doors — paint on the glass? panels of something? — would have been while I was at the site.

JAMIE can faintly be seen written backwards on the left one.

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In downtown B…
Added on August 15, 2015

Unusually good and funny building.

Unusually good and funny building.
It's a motel!, isn't that something?

I'm not saying I think it would be a good place to spend the night or live in for a year, I just like to look at the details of its architecture from out here. The staircase canopy, for instance.

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Added on December  6, 2014

Message from a public library to poor people, bluntly put.

Message from a public library to poor people, bluntly put.
"And look at the festive colors we can afford to print — with our money! You don't have money."

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In downtown Beckley, West Virginia, on July 22nd, 2010, at the Raleigh County Public Library.

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Library of Co…
Added on July  6, 2015

Favorite view of the buildings of the downtown of the city of Beckley.

Favorite view of the buildings of the downtown of the city of Beckley.
And favorite pallets.

You already know where Beckley is without my having to tell you.

I do not know the name of the gray metal thing near the center of the picture.

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In downtown Beckley, West Virginia, on July 22nd, 2010, at th…
Added on February 27, 2015

Plainly visible "SKY CROSSINGS" above the river.

Plainly visible "SKY CROSSINGS" above the river.
And a distant hillside's terrible denudedness of trees.

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In Philippi, West Virginia, on July 17th, 2010, the Tygart Valley River as viewed upstream from the Philippi Covered Bridge on U.S. Route 250.

The Tygart Valley River flows…
Added on April 26, 2016

Colorful lightbulbs of this nonloitering area.

Colorful lightbulbs of this nonloitering area.
The words at the top are trying to say "The Grand Theatre."

The indoor-outdoor carpeting hasn't aged well but it was probably pretty when it was new.

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In downtown Philippi, West Virginia, on July 17th, 2010, the former "The Grand…
Added on May  3, 2014

Powerline shadows and aluminum awnings and wooden latticework.

Powerline shadows and aluminum awnings and wooden latticework.
The nonbasement on the backside of that latticework is Copperhead Country.

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In downtown Philippi, West Virginia, on July 17th, 2010, buildings on the north side of North Walnut Street, west of Court Street.

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Added on July 20, 2014

Light blue living or retail or office.

Light blue living or retail or office.
Here were times and activities and people not worth remembering I guess, or else there'd be a historical information display panel.

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In downtown Fairmont, West Virginia, on July 15th, 2010, a building on the east side of Jefferson…
Added on June 19, 2014