The Gypsy Palace district of Bánffyhunyad

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Anybody who has ever visited the town of Bánffyhunyad (Huedin) of Romania in the past twenty-five years, couldn't not notice the brick-built oriental style houses with shining tin roofs.

The buildings are under continuous construction, which is not an accident as the buildings are owned by Gypsy families and they are built to function as status symbols. Besides the ornate style and the boorish megalomania that can be seen everywhere in this clownish town, visitors can also sense chaos and disorder at every corner of the palace district. Take a look at the pictures - they talk for themselves. (Where did these mostly illiterate people get the money to build such palaces? This is a rhetorical question, I'm sure you know the answer.)

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