2005. Boys kickboxing on the main street of Buzescu. The Gypsy community has created a bizarre cityscape here. They’ve erected pompous buildings to show off their wealth, but afterward, prefer not to live in the structures, leaving many uninhabited. As I entered the village with the journalist, we were greeted with this sight. The two guys stopped kickboxing when they saw us approaching with a camera in hand so I had to ask them to continue what they were doing before we arrived. It is interesting that in most parts of Romania the Gypsy population is almost always found on the periphery of the given town or city, but here in Buzescu it is the opposite. Gypsies own the center of the village completely. There is a leader among the Gypsies, called the Bulibasha who I had the opportunity to meet. We stumbled upon each other in front of his palace. He was wearing a tie completely made of fine gold and was excitedly awaiting the arrival of his new Bulibasha hat, which soon arrived, riding in the backseat by itself in a yellow Dacia.