04 December 2009

Gnomans Land

'The first garden gnomes were made in Gräfenroda, a town known for its ceramics in Thuringia, Germany, in the mid-1800s. Philip Griebel made terracotta animals as decorations, and produced gnomes based on local myths as a way for people to enjoy the stories of the gnomes' willingness to help in the garden at night. The garden gnome quickly spread across Germany and into France and England, and wherever gardening was a serious hobby.' - Wikipedia

Gnomes Playing Chess in a Graveyard © Flickr user Tony the Misfit under Creative Commons.

Gnomes in the gnews: Google News on 'gnomes'.

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