With no particular place to go would not be completely truthful, but in between the particular places to which I had to go there were the opportunities to take pictures. The landscapes in the South Vendee never cease to amaze me with their lack of traditional spectactularity. They are like a plain looking woman who looks breathtaking in pictures. I think the more pastoral landscapes could only be rendered in paint if justice were to be done to them. I baked what appears to be a wonderful prune and bitter chocolate cake last night, from a recipe by David Leibovitz – an American in Paris. It looks too difficult to photograph which is why I have published these landscapes of the industrial face of the Vendee.