Tim Kiser's photos with the Twin Cities

Funny- and stupid-looking riverfront of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis.

Funny- and stupid-looking riverfront of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis.
Everybody in the city agreed that it was a beautiful day not to be on that land.

It was funny to laugh at from high up above it, but I was seriously glad — very seriously — that I wasn't stuck down there trying to find a way to keep myself entertained on…
Added on January 29, 2015

Fine spring view this fine spring day of the Mississippi River gorge in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Fine spring view this fine spring day of the Mississippi River gorge in St. Paul, Minnesota.
"What a bunch of treetops!" I hollered down into these.

There is no good reason for the word spring to have more than one meaning, and English is a bad language.

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In St. Paul, Minnesota, on April 10th, 2012, a view into Hidden Fa…
Added on January  4, 2015

Liquor River Boulevard.

Liquor River Boulevard.
Liquor Camp; Liquor Towers; Liquor Meadows; Liquor Hills; Liquor Stables; Liquor Hangout; Liquor Mall.

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In St. Paul, Minnesota, on April 10th, 2012, Liquor Village at the northwest corner of Ford Parkway and Woodlawn Avenue.

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Added on August  2, 2015

Old plant.

Old plant.
This was old!

On the blue lip of the planter, the Small Graffiti reads "Brooke."

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In St. Paul, Minnesota, on March 13th, 2012, outside the former "Kim Huoy Chor Cambodian & Chinese" restaurant (also a former Embers restaurant) at…
Added on March  4, 2015

Foreground occult symbol of devil worshippers.

Foreground occult symbol of devil worshippers.
Send this picture to your Christian relations in the rural U.S. to remind them that devil worshippers are still a threat.

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In St. Paul, Minnesota, on March 13th, 2012, on the east side of Fairview Avenue, south of Feronia Avenue,…
Added on January 14, 2015

Arts bench of pretend tug-of-warriors.

Arts bench of pretend tug-of-warriors.
Urban planning idea: People would be more likely to sit on this if it were farther from the road and entirely shielded from the view of passing motorists.

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In St. Paul, Minnesota, on March 13th, 2012, a bus stop bench at the south…
Added on December  2, 2014

Birches' electrification.

Birches' electrification.
You're not supposed to be looking at these during the daytime!

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In downtown St. Paul, Minnesota, on January 31st, 2012, in Mears Park.

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Library of Congress classification ideas:
SB482.A4 Parks—United State…
Added on January 26, 2015

Rubber entertainer.

Rubber entertainer.
Outside "Bob's Snake Zoo" at the Minnesota State Fair in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, on August 26th, 2011, on the north side of Judson Avenue, west of Underwood Street.

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Library of Congress classification ideas:
S555.M666 Minnesota…
Added on August 18, 2014

Camouflage dumpster.

Camouflage dumpster.
I've seen tons of dumpsters but never any others in a similar style to this one, and I wish that the idea would have gotten put into more widespread practice. The dumpster matches its backalley surroundings.

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In downtown River Fal…
Added on June 14, 2014

Old stickers of three pretzels and their mirror image.

Old stickers of three pretzels and their mirror image.
This deteriorating adhesive is probably not the same stuff they use to glue the salt onto the pretzels. Where is the sticker factory that manufactured these.

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At the Minnesota State Fair in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, on August 26t…
Added on July 14, 2014

Garbage or nongarbage!

Garbage or nongarbage!
I'm a fan of the pliant tubes of translucent plastic that this design of chair uses to support people's asses and backs.

The sticker affixed to the chair is a Sparky the Fire Dog sticker. We most of us trust one another not to run around in the night se…
Added on August 17, 2014

A trellis!

A trellis!
The climbing plants go up it, with a panel of antigraffiti as a backdrop.

Down there among the Sand Deposits are numerous cigarette butts and scraps of litter, but from this distance you can imagine that they are small flowers.

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Added on August 13, 2014

A pee corner.

A pee corner.
I knocked on the door in hopes of reporting the problem to the building's occupant(s) but nobody answered. I figured they'd want to know that people had peeing on their wall?

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In downtown Minneapolis on July 10th, 2012, outside th…
Added on July 18, 2014

No you won't see me tomorrow, and no I won't watch tonight.

No you won't see me tomorrow, and no I won't watch tonight.
Tonight I'll glance at the weather forecast on the internet instead of listening to a spokesmodel talk about it for several minutes. Tomorrow I'll prepare my own food at home.

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In Minneapolis on July 8th, 2012, on the north side…
Added on June 22, 2014

Large woody shrub.

Large woody shrub.
Woody and hardy.

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In River Falls, Wisconsin, on August 20th, 2011, along the "Riverwalk" behind the "Riverside Square" shopping mall, north of Spring Street.

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Library of Congress classification ideas:
QK11…
Added on August  9, 2014

At CVS!

At CVS!
In downtown Minneapolis, on June 26th, 2011, a view of the Twin Cities Pride Parade from the southwest corner of Hennepin Avenue and South 11th Street.

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Library of Congress classification ideas:
HQ76.965.G38 Gay pride parades—Unit…
Added on July 22, 2014

Stylized elephant.

Stylized elephant.
The animal is seated upright upon its hind end. It puts its "hands" on its hips, and honks its nose with an angry glare. It is sitting on a turtle, crushing its shell.

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At the Minnesota State Fair in Falcon Heights, Minnesota,…
Added on August  8, 2014

Ruined Dutch maiden.

Ruined Dutch maiden.
"Yeah! Wrap her nose and smile around a corner! Fold her face!"

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At the Minnesota State Fair in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, on August 31st, 2009, on the north side of Dan Patch Avenue between Underwood Street and Nelson Street.…
Added on March 14, 2014