Trump, Russia and London

[By James Hobbs in London] I chanced upon Trump Street during a gentle cycle around the City of London on Sunday morning. The streets there are eerily silent on Sunday mornings, except for the occasional church bells. Trump Street is in London’s old medieval district, although, thanks to a succession of fires, bombs and city […]

Refuge in York Minster

[By James Hobbs in York.] We’re back from a family weekend break in York, having met up with Daughter 1, who is studying at university further north. There is a lot of history to encounter in York, and we intersperse the tourist things with cafes and cake, like you do. We brave the walk around […]

fairy tale village in germany

I went for a few days to a very small and unknown village in the south west of germany last week: neudenau. the main place is an impressive juxtaposition of old medieval houses, and in spite of the 3ºC and the rain, I manage to sketch some of them. I wish I could have sketched […]

Peterborough Cathedral

Peterborough is a city about 75 miles north of London, and one of the places I visited when I toured around England in a small Fiat dormobile in 1990 with just a bunch of pencils and sketchbooks for company. I’d pitch up in a town, work out what I was going to draw, spend the […]