This is a picture I took 15 years ago in the Carpathian foothills. It has such a ‘ bygone’ atmospheric quality to it. It’s a poor photograph but I particularly enjoy the two characters in the extreme right of the photograph, in the trees. One of these two became a good friend during the years I visited Vaideeni. Sadly, he died much too young a few years ago. Tomorrow, I am setting off on a cycling trip – flying to Bucharest with my trusty Marin bike, and then travelling round for a fortnight. I am really interested in seeing the immense changes that have occurred since I was there.