Original - Gnome 'Finance Minister Mr. Pennycounter'
Original Watercolour Painting
50 x 60cm
Watercolour on 320g D'Arches paper
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The Finance Minister Mr. Pennycounter is a chubby little Gnome with a big snow white beard. He is always smiling and because of his happy nature everybody likes him and now body resents the fact that he carries his Penny sack with him all the time. And if I tell you the reason, you would not believe it. He told me, and I am the only one who knows (according to him), He does not trust any bank and especially not his. And now I was in a dilemma, because in Pitztal Mountain everybody who had saved up some cash put it in a special glass bowl on top of the window sill. At n
ight the Bank manager little Mr. Pennycounter snug out of the mountain into the village Mandarfen and collected the Money.
I was not used to this kind of Bank management and was quite astonished when my friend, and Hotel owner Ingeborg, had told me about this. I needed some to have money for the underground train which brings me up the mountain to the skiing area. I did what she told me. She gave me the glass bowl, I put half a Banana inside and put it in the window with the amount I needed written on a piece of paper. Certainly, was my first visit not to the bathroom as usual, but to the window sill, and I did not trust my eyes. There were four bowls full of money, and everyone copper coin piece of the two hundred Euros I needed was shining like pure red Gold.
After I had found out how the local bank in Mandarfen in Pitztal worked, I decided to drive the two hours to Innsbruck, the City of Tirol in Case I needed Money again.