A soon to be released book (1) vilifies many of Britain's favourite tourist attractions like Alton Towers, whilst glorifying the merits of some wonderfully unique, quirky attractions like Gnome
Magic, the Porteath Bee Centre and the British Lawnmower Museum.
Sir Elton reportedly turned down the honour of having one of the gnomes
modelled on him because he did not like its hair, rotund curves or its habit of spending a fortune on flowers.
5 -- 6 -- color) Giant gnomes
such as this design by Rien Poortvliet, above, are sure to protect the garden from trolls, $245 at City Green, Westfield Shoppingtown Promenade mall in Woodland Hills.
Despite public appeals, the owners of only five of the garden gnomes
have come forward to be reclaim them.
alone I attracted an elfy amount of attention as I snagged some sushi in a Japanese garden.
Its origins go back to the prehistoric mines of Bavaria and then to northern European's traditional beliefs in fairies, elves and leprechauns; there's connections between garden gnomes
and the Italian Renaissance as well as links to the wooden carved mementoes of the Black Forest and the highlycoloured porcelain dwarves of the Austrian manufactories.
collector David Haman, 71, said he has lost count of how many gnomes
live in his garden in Fochriw, near Merthyr Tydfil.
The well-endowed, three-foot-tall gnome
was sitting in the driver's seat of a stationary van in a lay-by on the A37 in Dorchester, Dorset.
Binmen have been ordered to carry out a secret cull at their gnome
sanctuary -after being overrun with the woodland creatures.
And Ann Aitkin, of Devon's Gnome
Reserve and Wildlife Garden, said: "There's room in everyone's garden for a gnome
New Hampshire Gnome
Poll tabulations as of 1/28/00 - McCain 47%, Bush 33%, Gore 51%, Bradley 48% South Carolina Gnome
Poll tabulations as of 2/2/00 - McCain 28%, Bush 51%, Gore 57%, Bradley 38% South Carolina Gnome
Poll tabulations as of 2/9/00 - McCain 32%, Bush 49%, Gore 58%, Bradley 39% .
The find included a Rangers FC gnome
, a Buddha and an Oor Wullie, as well as more traditional gnomes