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Monday, March 11, 2013

Gum Wall ❣ Colors and Germs

Seattle Gum Wall

We visited the Gum Wall amidst a snow storm which dumped a winter's worth of snow on the Seattle area. The initial plan wasn't to visit during the storm, but since I had to take a 2-hour bus from Kit's dorm in Bothell to Metro's Lost and Found Office to claim back my wallet (full story here), we decided to bear the cold and make the travel worth it.


Pike Place Gum Wall
Face swollen due to the extreme cold. Eyebrows almost non-existent I dunno why.


Washington Gum Wall
Well I looked better with one-third of my face hidden behind my shade... my hair was flat due to the weather too (dampened by snow/ slush/ icy rain/ ice pellets wtf)


The Market Theater Gum Wall is a local landmark in downtown Seattle, in Post Alley under Pike Place Market. Similar to Bubblegum Alley in San Luis Obispo, California, the Market Theater Gum Wall is a brick alleyway wall now covered in used chewing gum. Parts of the wall are covered several inches thick, 15 feet high for 50 feet.
The wall is by the box office for the Market Theater, and the tradition began around 1993 when patrons of Unexpected Productions' Seattle Theatresports stuck gum to the wall and placed coins in the gum blobs. Theater workers scraped the gum away twice, but eventually gave up after market officials deemed the gum wall a tourist attraction around 1999. Some people create small works of art out of gum.
It was named one of the top 5 germiest tourist attractions in 2009, second to the Blarney Stone. It is the location of the start of a ghost tour, and it is a popular site with wedding photographers. A scene for the 2009 Jennifer Aniston film Love Happens was shot at the wall in 2008.
Source: Wikipedia


Get ready to be amazed/ grossed out by more close-up shots!

Washington Seattle Pike Place Gum Wall

Washington Seattle Pike Place Gum Wall

Washington Seattle Pike Place Gum Wall

Washington Seattle Pike Place Gum Wall

Washington Seattle Pike Place Gum Wall

Washington Seattle Pike Place Gum Wall


Washington Seattle Pike Place Gum Wall

Washington Seattle Pike Place Gum Wall

Washington Seattle Pike Place Gum Wall

Washington Seattle Pike Place Gum Wall

Washington Seattle Pike Place Gum Wall

Washington Seattle Pike Place Gum Wall

Washington Seattle Pike Place Gum Wall


Some other street arts at the end of the valley:
Washington Seattle Pike Place Gum Wall street art

Washington Seattle Pike Place Gum Wall doodle

Washington Seattle Pike Place Gum Wall art


Did we contribute to the wall? No we didn't. Neither did we touch the wall.




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