~ Snaps & best wishes by Mitch Hicks ~
Approaching the end of a year of a few thousand snaps and with thoughts of the many snaps I have not shown. The artwork of JXC snapped in Leake Street is one I want to share, as it shows so much emotion in such a troubled world. Quite an eventful year of travel for me, but my mind and body deeply feels the pain of decline… Not sure that I can add much more to this blog anymore. Your support has always been so heartwarming, thanks…
May I wish you all a very happy festive safe and enjoyable countdown to the end of 2016… Quite a year in many ways…….
Snap & comment by Mitch Hicks
Snaps taken in the King John car park 3rd Decemember 2016
I’ve been waiting a couple of years to get into the King John car park off Holywell Lane. The car park is now a building site of regeneration. But I took my chance to slip thru a broken barrier fence to snap the remaining artwork left on the walls. Quite a few of the snaps were painted by local artist Jim Vision. Sorry I can’t credit the other artists… Over the years there have been many murals painted here. Access has always been a problem due to the security car parking gate attendants keeping us snappers out!!
Snaps & Comment by Mitch Hicks
Rabbit or Hare it’s still there!….. Belgian street artist Roa painted this lovely piece along the Hackney Road in 2009. So well-loved by the locals and street art fans alike. The local council took a different view in 2010 and demanded the owners of the wall to remove or cover it up… People power won the battle to save the artwork with over 2,000 signatures petitioned against the council having their way!!! It’s now becoming quite rare to see street art surviving so long, but Roa is such a respected artist that you can still find more of his artwork in situ years after they were painted. Weathering and mindless tagging are slowly defacing this mural, but at least it’s still making folks smile as they walk and drive past.
Snapped on the evening of 19th November 2016 & comment by Mitch Hicks