Sunday, August 17, 2008

Caged Gnomes

Everyone comes home from Paris with photos of the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame. But the unexpected is what makes a trip truly memorable. Walking on the Right Bank of the Seine, we discovered the gardening and plant district of inner Paris. Out on the sidewalk, waiting to be unloaded into the shop was a container of plastic gnomes of every size and gnomic occupation.. Huddled together behind bars, their unanimously cheerful expressions made me laugh but also struck me as a little creepy. I do have photos of the Eiffel Tower but the gnomes are what take me back to that cool, drizzly day in Paris.