Australia’s most famous gnome is taking a well-deserved vacation.
‘Frankie’ the Gnome (‘Reflective Lullaby’ by Gregor Kregar) left his Frankston home today, with plans to take some time out to reflect on his life and to travel the world.
The nine metre marine grade stainless steel gnome has stood alongside the Cranbourne Road exit of Peninsula Link for the past four years and has become a popular Frankston icon.
“Don’t get me wrong, I’ve loved my four years in Karingal, but I’ve been thinking about taking a gap year,” Frankie said.
“I’m not sure the bank account will stretch to a whole year, but I’ve decided to travel the world.
“I might hit New Orleans for Mardi Gras, spend Oktoberfest in Berlin and visit the great Pyramids in Cairo. At this stage I’m not exactly sure where I’ll go, but I promise I’ll write.
“I’ve got a lot of living to do, and it’s a big world out there. It’s time for me to get amongst it,” Frankie said.
Frankie has promised to keep his fans up-to-date on his trip.
“My mates at Frankston City Council have agreed to post my holiday pics on their Facebook and Instagram pages. It’ll be like you’re right there with me. See you when I get back!”
To keep up to date with Frankie’s travels, follow Frankston City Council’s Facebook and Instagram pages @FrankstonCityCouncil #FrankstonCity