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The short-lived gingerbread "miracle" that came to San Francisco at Christmastime

Pamela Cruz. Peninsula 360 Press [P360P].

On December 25, many families celebrated Christmas and when they woke up the first thing they did was open presents under the tree, but many others who decided to go for a walk in Corona Heights Park came across a mysterious "monolith" made of gingerbread, which mysteriously appeared.

There, on the top of one of the hills of the park, a true pop-art display stood more than two meters high, almost like an ephemeral installation that could only be enjoyed, sniffed and eaten by a few.

The tower, formed with 24 pieces of gingerbread - eight on each of the three sides - that were joined together by kilos of icing and decorators with colored rubber bands, collapsed on December 26, but not before dozens of people took a picture with the strange sculpture.

The first to find the "monolith" was Ananda Sharma during his morning run, who told KQED-FM that he had climbed the hill in Corona Heights Park to watch the sunrise when he saw a large pole, however, the smell of gingerbread made him realize what it truly was.

"It made me smile. I wonder who did it and when they put it there," he told the broadcaster.

Throughout December 25, people came to see the sculpture that resembles the monolith that appeared in the middle of the Utah desert last November, which, to date, it is not known who placed it, as well as who has removed the piece made, apparently, of stainless steel.

While it is not yet known why, how it arrived or who was the artist of the piece, theories have begun to circulate on social networks, among which stand out that the "monolith" of ginger is a publicity stunt, while others assured that it is the promotion of the fourth season of the Netflix series, Stranger Thingsalthough there is still nothing official about it. 

However, the weather and the fragility of the piece did their thing and the mini "obelisk" crumbled, reminding us, perhaps, of the ephemeral nature of life and Christmas. What else will this 2020 that is about to end bring? Did you see the gingerbread "monolith"? Share your photos with us.

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