Photographer's Note

Another surprising view form Soroca. It looks like a Buddhist stupa. It is the new construction, I haven'
t seen it on Google. What a pity I had no more time to explore the area and I haven't seen more inhabitants.
See also the broader view and other "palaces" in Workshops.
Cables are everywhere.

The name “gypsy” is itself controversial, based on a now debunked theory that the Roma people hailed originally from Egypt. Recent evidence suggests that the group actually made their way to Europe from northern India.
On Gypsy Hill (Dealul Ţiganilor in Romanian) some of the mansions are unfinished. Others lack creature comforts like indoor plumbing and electricity. Many are large enough to house dozens of people but may remain empty for long stretches of time while their owners earn money elsewhere. Regardless of what these mansions are or are not, a stroll through the neighborhood is an eye-popping experience, juxtaposing real eastern European poverty with knock-offs of wealthier worlds and ideas of what it means to have status. []

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Broader view

Collage of other Romani palaces

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Additional Photos by Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11541 W: 123 N: 29368] (138464)
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