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Gypsy woman that works as a toilet cleaner in front of the public toilet she services

I came across this gypsy woman in Tryavna, Bulgaria, as I was walking to my car. People like her, who service public restrooms (clean them, take the tax that is charged to use the facilities, etc.) are a common sight in Bulgaria. However, this lady was the guardian of quite the stately toilet! It was lavishly decorated and had random humorous and vulgar sayings written on the walls. I asked if I could take a picture of the toilet walls and also of her, and she had nothing against it. She was quite nice and friendly, and had the most interesting eyes!

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Tryavna, Bulgaria
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Copyright: © Manol Manolov