Monday, September 22, 2008

Roma camp

If you make it till 67, then you are old as Methuselah here in one of the nicest cities of Europe. The Roma people, specially the old, the young children and women in general have serious health problems.
This shed without windows is home to a family with 10 kids: no windows, a leaking roof, no water, no electricity.

This is the kitchen outside on an open porch. In winter they bring in a home made stove to keep them minimally warm.

People work, this man was doing some metalwork and was not disturbed by the visitors, the press or the rain.

In their best suits in front of their best home.

Give them back the water and electricity: they pay for their utilities. The 300 kids in the camp go to school but can't make their homework without light.


  1. It's good that you showed the Roma society and community. It'll give the 'darkies' in the US in N'Awlins something to aspire to.

  2. He travels fastest who travels alone. I guess that applies to he who sits still, too. I am in my Ronco Pocket Camper. j