A well travelled gnome

About a year ago, my friend Matthew lent me his little gnome so that I could take him on my travels to Europe and do an Amelie style documentary photo shoot with him. I ended up keeping him for more than one trip and took him to Switzerland, Spain, Mexico and San Francisco. But all good things have to come to an end and eventually I had to return my little buddy to his proper owner.

Below is an illustration I made of him (colors slightly changed) and some pictures to show his recent travels.

The pyramid shaped mountain behind him is called Niesen in the picture below he’ll be on top of that mountain looking down at the Swiss Alps.

Here he’s on top of the world on top of Mt. Niesen, looking down at Lake Thun and the Swiss Alps.

Since he is so little, he likes to climb on top of things. Here he made himself a rock pile to get a better view of the Swiss river Aare where he joined us on a rafting trip.

This picture was taken in Denia, Spain with the Mediterranean behind him.

And a short trip to Market Street in San Francisco before going back to his owner in Seattle who missed him quite a bit!

I sure hope he’ll join me on more trips in the future, it was fun to travel with this little guy!



Posted: May 21st, 2012
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Comment from Matthew Bollen - May 21, 2012 at 1:25 pm

He’s happy to be home, next to his plant and surrounded by all the smurfs that he calls friends. But he’s looking forward to another trip! I think you gave him the travel bug…

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