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.