Tag Archives: Victorian

What on Earth is a Gymnacyclidium?

WHAT THE HELL IS A GYMNACYCLIDIUM YOU ASK? (no, it’s not some mysterious bit of anatomy you should have learned about in health class!). Now that’s quite a velocipede indeed!  Instead, I guess we all just decided that bicycle was … Continue reading

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More Historic Caravans in Art

Here are a couple final Alfred Munnings images of Romani caravans in an English countryside.  As a keen observer, he definitely caught the important details of each type of caravan and the essentials of camp life.  The watercolor above is … Continue reading

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Historic Romani Caravan Paintings

These images might whet the appetite for summer days, picnics, an caravanning off into the great unknown; or it might just be a bunch of pretty pictures if the former isn’t your cup of tea.  Anyway, these are generally labelled … Continue reading

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A few more Vardos (sort of) from Around the Web

I’m always keeping an eye out on the web for interesting living vehicles, rolling homes, and related Traveller – Modern Nomad stuff.  The right key words and a little luck on historic image sites land a lot of photos, but … Continue reading

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Penny-farthing Under Sail

If you cycle, you can probably empathize with this.  The wind can be a nightmare but can also be a blessing.

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