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I’ve been waiting….

Posted in Artwork, arty farty, Big Trouble!!!, Collage, Graffiti, London, observation, Off The Wall, Street Art with tags , , , , , , , on December 6, 2016 by lkthayer

dsc03990bbOrignal sketch looking down from the Village Underground at the King John car park and Shoreditch beyond. Drawn by John Dolan with collages added by other street artists.

dec4Jim Vision (Probs) & Izer painted the epic ” The Attack Of The Moloids”


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!!

dsc02215Village Underground wall facing the car park snapped in 2013

Snaps & Comment by Mitch Hicks


Rabbit or Hare it’s still there!

Posted in Artwork, Big Trouble!!!, London, observation, Off The Wall, Street Art with tags , , , on November 27, 2016 by lkthayer

dscf3589bRabbit 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

Fellow Street Art Hunter

Posted in arty farty, Big Trouble!!!, Collage, Graffiti, London, observation, Off The Wall, Sticker, Street Art with tags , , , on October 28, 2016 by lkthayer


Sometimes hunting down street art throws up the unexpected… On my way back to Hackney Wick Station having spent the day snapping street art in East London.  I spotted the well-respected street art photographer & street art tour guide guru Dave Stuart. Always a pleasure talking to Dave and I hope he likes my snap collage of the day! Well worth checking out Dave’s websites below.

Snap & collage by Mitch Hicks


The Hidden Past

Posted in Artwork, arty farty, Beer, Big Trouble!!!, Canal, London, observation, Off The Wall, Street Art with tags , , , , , , on July 10, 2016 by lkthayer

DSCF7079dHidden away standing lonely on its own, a true survivor from the blitz that decimated this part of East London during  World War 2. The Palm Tree pub sits like an abandoned film set relic, a time capsule left alone in Mile End Park alongside the Regents Canal. Stepping thru the door of this grade two listed building will transport you to an era of that long lost atmosphere of what  proper East End boozers were all about.. Not the best pub in London, but one that should be sought out before the onslaught of the developers. A few streets away I came across another reminder of the past… The notorious East End gangsters, the Kray twins who may well have frequented The Palm Trees for a pint or two or just good old extortion!!!

DSCF7186The Kray twins ~ Great find on a wall just of Devons Road

Snaps & comment by Mitch Hicks

Quote of the week!

Posted in arty farty, Big Trouble!!!, Graffiti, London, observation, Off The Wall, Quote with tags , , , , , on April 12, 2016 by lkthayer


Just loved reading this tile from the fantastic large mosaic mural by Carrie Reichardt that forms part of her mosaic artwork featuring in the……. Endangered 13… A collective project of raising awareness of endangered species……… Maybe David Cameron is from the endangered truthful politicians of Homo Sapiens

Snap & comment by Mitch Hicks

Ever Changing London Skyline

Posted in Big Trouble!!!, Buildings, Landscape, London, observation with tags , , on November 27, 2015 by lkthayer


It always amazes me how quickly the skyline of London is always changing. Every time I walk past this spot on Old Street, I can’t help but gaze at the buildings  looking down at me!

Snap & comment by Mitch Hicks

Aquiles Yubero

Posted in Artwork, arty farty, Big Trouble!!!, Graffiti, London, observation, Off The Wall, Poster with tags , , , on October 14, 2013 by lkthayer



Spotted Aquiles Yubero on Sclater Street, Shoreditch… and quite a change from other street artist!
A new one on me as he works with coins that he changes the images on them. He told me he was from France and let me snap the 10p coin in his hand still wet from his paste up! The streets of London might not be paved with gold but you might cash in on some smaller coffers!
….Enjoy ~ Mitch