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Romanian 'Zigany'… Residing in there…Among the demolished ruins of some abandoned building… No roof, no windows…

I walked into their territory with the 15 euros and a pack of cigarette as a bribery for them (?)

They immediately friendly jumped upon me right away…

"Give money… You money… Me money… Give money"…



Within a short moment there were more than thirty people surrounding me…Talking, mumbling and… Arguing and fighting between themselves.

I don't know Romanian, they don't speak French…

There…

Smiling and gesturing was my way of communicating… And, I asked the questions… And asked and asked - knowing very well that they don't get me whatsoever…

Just talk, talk and smile and use your hands.

The things I understood were: They are from Romania and they are in France for several months…That's all..

One of the young men was yelling at them and talking to me about money…And the cigarettes…

I just couldn't get it… Money and money

But then…They were those who were smiling and kind…One of them offered me a chocolate and cookies… They posed for me, they tried to help me and then again… Constantly arguing between each other.

But then…They were those who were smiling and kind…One of them offered me a chocolate and cookies… They posed for me, they tried to help me and then again… Constantly arguing between each other.

The serie will be follow.

PS 1 : I did not crop the elements of disorder in the foreground and especially in the left corner, beceause I think that it makes part of their style of life.

PS 2 : You have to see this photo in a clear screan to appreciate all details. I worked it in two different screens, and it is possible that if your screen is dark, the photo seems too dark.

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