Gypsies and their horses
August 12, 2011 in Uncategorized
The gypsy caravan in the last post got a lot of attention :-). Seems as though I’m not the only one in love with “all things gyp”.
LOL, these two seem to be “Tinkers”, the Irish gypsies that are all over UK. The continental Roma don’t acknowledge these as “real” gypsies due to different genetic roots, and yet: Their lifestyles are very similar; their languages are fusing; the two different gypsy “races” are intermingling. (Don’t you love the eye-twisting designs and colours on that cart?)
I wanted to show you the beautiful horses they breed. Gypsies are ace horse breeders and traders; it’s one of their traditional trades. (More modern ones are car trader, salesman, office worker, … )
The first four images are from
and the last three, from http://www.google.co.za/search?q=gypsy+horses+free+images&hl=en&rlz=1C1GGLS_enZA313&biw=1024&bih=612&prmd=ivns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=fUZETvqIJsiJmQXTkaCpCQ&ved=0CCYQsAQ#hl=en&rlz=1C1GGLS_enZA313&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=gypsy+horse-and-cart+free+images&oq=gypsy+horse-and-cart+free+images&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&gs_sm=s&gs_upl=393277l395370l0l397649l10l7l0l0l0l0l0l0ll0l0&bav=on.2,or.&fp=fa35e8493da3e010&biw=1024&bih=655
…leaving on that note …
I like this post and am too lazy to construct another one tonight so I’ll just add it in here:
Of his DEBUT NOVEL!
“Almost Dead in Suburbia”
Be there or (b)(b)!
Er, wait – wrong book. Let me do this again:
There you go.