Thursday, March 20, 2008

Travelling Gnomes, A reality...

If you ever saw the movie Amélie then You are aware of the Traveling Gnome story.

The travelling gnome prank is a popular method of returning a garden gnome "to the wild". It involves stealing a gnome, taking it on a trip around the world (usually passing it from person to person), and photographing it at famous landmarks, with the photos being returned to the owner. Sometimes the gnome returns with a wife and children.

The tradition was first recorded in Australia in the 1980s. Although not definitive, the following blurb appeared in the Regular Shorts feature of the Sydney Morning Herald of September 24, 1986: 'AN EASTERN suburbs gnome-owner was distressed when she discovered her gnome had been stolen at the weekend. A note was found in its place: "Dear mum, couldn't stand the solitude any longer. Gone off to see the world. Don't be worried, I'll be back soon. Love Bilbo xxx."

Well the Gnome has showed up again and this time it is for the good of all of planet earth, The gnomes come bringing words of enviro news. They showed up in the Clean My City Flickr group.
Eco-Thriller: "HET KYOTO COMPLOT" by Ruben van Dijk
Wadis and district heating

And this is the message that they bring. GnomeDiaries

Some cool stuff. Spread the word.

I am too sexy for this hat!

1 comment:

ercy said...

What an awesome post! I had no idea that gnomes were originally stolen to be photographed and then returned. Good to know that they are spreading the good earth news!