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The Lost Gypsy Gallery Bus

The bus full of bizarre mechanisms bursts into tinkling, ringing, buzzing and gurgling sounds as soon as you touch any gadget


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The cozy cabin of the bus contains a great number of various truly amusing things made of recycled materials which could be simply thrown away. In spite of the warning, a sign saying "Please, don't touch", you are allowed to press the buttons of plentiful dubious gadgets and turn the handles quickly or slowly, clockwise or vice versa and observe how all the bizarre gizmos function. It looks like magic when a toy train goes along the wall lighting up electric bulbs that hang over the railway. Fascinating musical instruments, a "primitive automata", a "hairy thing", a "triple gurgler", a "useless tool" that resembles something between a fork and a can-opener, various ticking clocks, ringing bells and many other fascinatin​g mechanisms make the bus the main attraction of the Lost Gypsy Gallery. The mesmerizing sight is hidden in Papatowai in the Catlings. The Gallerie was created by Blair Somerville in 1990. It is open for visitors during the summer season, namely from October to April, except ​Wednesdays.

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