The district of Stolipinovo in the city of Plovdiv, Bulgaria is home to the largest Roma community in Europe. Built in the late 1960's to 70's the area was residentaly mixed with Bulgarian from many different community. Since the fall of the communist regime the area has been left to fall apart and most of the non Roma population left. The Roma community that remained grew in numbers whist the infastructure decayed and now many of the flat and houses have no running water and elecricity for only a few hours a day. Despite all these hardshipos and discrimination the community is strong and holds on to many of their traditions. It's the best way to keep it together in such circumstances.