There were more than 50 other structures - windmills, watermills and farmsteads as well as houses and churches - from all of Romania’s main regions: Oltenia, Moldova, Dobrogea and Transylvania. “Don’t think all of Romania is like this, pretty and well-maintained,” I was told by a cynical observer. “In too many places there is still no running water or inside toilets. One must see the countryside.”

Photo essay: Post-communist Romania