The City of Gnomes

The fairytale-esque city of Wrocław (vrots-wahf) is sprinkled with hundreds of little gnome friends, also known as dwarfs or ‘krasnale’ to the locals. These festive little friends decorate doorways, stalk street corners, and hide among alleyways, inviting passersby to take part in a childlike game of hide and seek. These friendly friends are not all about fun and games and pay homage to a time in history when communism still ruled Poland.

Here are a few of my favorite finds from gnoming with my gnomies

Cheers to indulging your inner child and all things whimsical, friends!


  1. Charlene
    September 18, 2017 / 4:48 pm

    I love gnomes and these are the cutest I have seen!! Hugs and kisses!

  2. Janet
    September 18, 2017 / 8:13 pm

    Love them, in this country they wouldn’t last someone would take them or they would be politically incorrect!

  3. Jane E Beane
    September 20, 2017 / 3:25 pm

    I love the delightful gnomes. I am and have been so enjoying your posts and photos. Good for you.
    Are you still teaching there?

    Jane E Beane

    • emmaleejanet
      September 20, 2017 / 4:08 pm

      Hi Jane! So lovely to hear from you! Yes, I am still teaching here and loving it!

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