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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Inside a modern "Gypsy" wagon



It is said the Romani people first turned up in Europe in the 15th century. Tagged, "Gypsies" by some, the Romani were known for their nomadic ways, and colorful Gypsy wagons, pulled by horses. The horses and pulled wagons gave way to what the Brits call "Caravans," or travel trailers a few decades ago, but the desire for flash and style apparently hasn't departed the Romani lifestyle.

These fascinating photos are from "Burwash Calligrapher" on flickr.com. He notes he was allowed to visit this Romani caravan at a secret location in the UK.

8 comments:

allison said...

Just- wow! Bling RV!
Why do I think this belongs to a women?

Francois said...

Now this is a TT with some SOME storage...

PapPappy said...

I read somewhere that "Gypsies" was a British slang for Egyptians.....though I don't know how true that is.

Very interesting "caravan"....and I bet it weighs a ton (or two!).

oldfoxbob said...

you say this was owned by Donald Trumph??? Almost need sun glasses to see the insides..So much chrome. Wow.

The Arabic Student said...

So are Romani and Romanian the same thing? Are Romanis from Romania?

Rei said...

They're called Pikeys in the UK(mostly england) and Knackers in Ireland!
Most people don't like people who live in caravans, they tend to be rough a steal a lot and have children at 16. Although not all do.

Dedaz A. said...

not all romanians are romani people. they call them romas and its almost derogatory becuase so many romanians are prejudiced against them. i dont know too much but my roommate is a f.o.b. romanian.

Mallory said...

Romany, Romani and Roma are all terms for the Romany people and aren't connected to Romanians. the term Gypsy was tagged to the Romany people because their skin tone was similar to egyptians. Pikey, Knackers, even the term Gypsy are all derogatory names. Saying the Roma are "rough, steal a lot and have kids at 16" is equal to saying black people love fried chicken and chinese kids are good at math. Might be true but its racist if you say it! ;) lol

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