Monday, January 13, 2014

Gypsy Wagons

The life of a gypsy has changed through the centuries. The name "gypsy" has come to take on multiple meanings as well. I think we can agree that the people who are still true gypsies, the Romas, do not live a glorified lifestyle like possibly they once did. The majority are now impoverished, many for not having proper legal documents where they live and for not having a good education, possibly for moving often.

I don't know much about the Romas, but I do know that their lifestyle legacy (which maybe is the best thing that they have left behind) is something to continue inspiring future generations.

They are thought to be wanderers, entertainers, charmers, artists. What's not to love?

Here are some gypsy wagons which I absolutely adore, discovered from Honestly WTF. How can you not love the hand-painted exteriors and intricate opulent interiors? The ability to pick your life up and take it wherever you want to go is a dream…


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1 comment:

  1. This reminded me of an ebook i just bought and enjoyed: 2 Years in a Tent. An elderly couple in their 70's lost everything in the 2008 bust and decided to sell everything, and camp in a tent in many the of National Parks campgrounds in WA, OR, CA, NM and maybe a few other states. Your comment of being able to just pick up and leave triggered it. But these wagons are luxurious compared to their bare meager survival in a tent. if you can get Kindle for PC?MAC on your laptop, it only costs $2.99 and was well worth it. Not the best written, but i love his message and bravery.

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