England's Pleasant Pastures

Blog URL:http://englandspastures.wordpress.com/
Blog Tags:Photography, London, England, mid-life, pictures, personal
Country:United Kingdom

Wholly pretentious, sentimental, often bland and above his station, this photo-led blog is about Englishness and self with an extra hint of mid-life turmoil and delusion.

Latest Blog Posts

Male of the Species

on Oct 20, 2016 in: Photographer

I’ve done my bit for humanity but this is the last afternoon as a fully functioning Homo sapiens with the ability to add his genes to Olympic pool. My primeval pieces are to be irreversibly altered and in the time of writing these paragraphs, anoth...

Cash From The Cause

on Aug 12, 2016 in: Photographer

It’s come to my attention that a Carnegie Library campaigner has been talking about me in unfavourable terms recently with something along the lines of ‘That Richard Baker has made loads of money’ (on the back of the campaign) but had ‘re...

Phew. Three years since I last posted on this blog. Over the past 10 days I probably bored the pants off some of you with the ‪#‎carnegielibrary‬ hashtag on Twitter so apologies for that (I don’t really). The closure of our Carnegie Libra...

Hypnotised by the history in ancient lanes, psychogeographers continue downstream through Tokenhouse Yard towards the great parapet of the Bank of England.

Bang on three-thirty, the UKIP smokers spilled out from Westminster Hall to light up after what was a gruelling group hug inside. MEP Geoffrey Bloom had earlier referred to their women members as “sluts” and whacked the political reporter Michael...

At lunchtime, bareheaded north Europeans poured from their air con offices to experience the blistering heat, squinted into the Biblical light, and then photographed the phenomena with their smartphones. Helios was having a blast.

Our band of weekend ramblers left south London early for the beautiful north Kent marshes and during the hour’s car journey east, we imagined a dash to a future airport terminal where a sprawl of concrete ramps and runways would take over the lands...