Monday, September 22, 2014
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A woman walks past a hand painted gnome and mushroom on a utility pole Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, in Oakland. Small paintings of gnomes that have popped up on utility poles have become a community sensation in Oakland, prompting Pacific Gas & Electric Co. to say Tuesday that it will keep them in place for now. The 6-inch blocks of wood began going up last year in an apparent effort to brighten up the blue-collar California city. There are currently more than 2,000 of the images on utility poles, with many screwed to the bases. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
A hand painted portrait of a gnome is shown on a utility pole near Lake Merritt Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, in Oakland. Small paintings of gnomes that have popped up on utility poles have become a community sensation in Oakland, prompting Pacific Gas & Electric Co. to say Tuesday that it will keep them in place for now. The portraits on 6-inch blocks of wood began going up last year in an apparent effort to brighten up the blue-collar California city. There are currently more than 2,000 of the images on utility poles, with many screwed to the bases. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)