Sweeping Steps

Posted in observation, Poem, Poetry with tags , , , , on October 8, 2015 by lkthayer



Sweeping steps

Awaiting letters never sent

Sweeping steps

Never sending letters most loved

Sweeping steps

Posting life away

Sweeping steps

Almost swept away in a letter

Sweeping steps

Now posting sweeping steps

Poem and snaps by Mitch Hicks  ~ Posted for National Poetry day

Off track and almost in the Ring!

Posted in innocent bystander, London, observation with tags , , , on October 6, 2015 by lkthayer


After a  Saturday morning of walking around Soho on my own, I met up with a small group taking part in a walk around SE 1 London. Halfway into the walk I broke away from the group only to stumble into a Boxing Gym!!!… I just can’t help myself from walking into strange open doors and this one was underneath some railway arches where Crucifix Lane meets Druid Street. It was just like a gangster movie set.. Quite surreal indeed…. I never did catch up with the rest of the group so then headed up to Vauxhall to see some white horses!

Rooney’s Gym is open from Monday to Friday: 07:00 to 21:00, Saturday: 09:00 to 16:00

Snap & comment by Mitch Hicks


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~The Rising Tide~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Posted in Artwork, London, observation, River with tags , , , , , on October 4, 2015 by lkthayer




The Rising Tide” sculptures were made by Jason deCaires Taylor and can be seen from the River Thames foreshore adjacent to Camelford House, 87-90 Albert Embankment. Just a short walk from Vauxhall station. Originally just a temporary installation commissioned as part of last months Totally Thames Festival… The public love them and for now they remain for at least a few more days! Do make a visit if you can but plan ahead as on high tide they are completely covered by the river.  Maybe the best time to visit is around 3.30pm as the tide begins to lap and tumbles over the hooves of these magical horses!

Snaps taken by Mitch Hicks ~ 3rd October 2015 ~





Harvest Slovenia… Music from the hills

Posted in Buildings, Landscape with tags , , , on September 30, 2015 by lkthayer


These nice folks celebrating the grape harvest with wine and music


View from the top of the vineyards in Pince to the fertile fields below


A local brew made this year from blackcurrant grown in Pince

Snaps taken by Mitch Hicks in Slovenia

The good old days

Posted in Garden, observation, Off The Wall with tags , , on September 17, 2015 by lkthayer











Snaps taken 10/09/2015 @ Milton Keynes Museum by Mitch Hicks

East End Snaps

Posted in innocent bystander, London, Uncategorized with tags , on August 27, 2015 by lkthayer



Snaps by Mitch Hicks

Not quite Banksy on a rainy day!

Posted in arty farty, Banksy, Collage, Landscape, London, observation, Off The Wall, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on August 16, 2015 by lkthayer


The above snap was taken on 13th  August 2015,  from the artwork of James Oliver I saw on display outside the closed Rise Gallery on a rainy day in Croydon. I was so gutted not to see the Banksy exhibition that was showing in the Rise Gallery that should have been open! Not sure why it was closed on the day of my visit…… But on a plus side I did get to see the funny surreal art of James Oliver screwed onto the outside wall of the gallery. Just what would Claude Monet make of this???? For more info on the art of James Oliver and the Rise Gallery click:  http://www.jamesoliverart.net/ http://rise-gallery.co.uk/

Snaps and comment by Mitch Hicks



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