November 16, 2015

THE SEATTLE GUM WALL



Ok, I'm gonna put this out there -- the Market Theater Gum Wall in Seattle is GROSS, but -- it's also awesome and was one of the places I was most excited to visit while in Washington. Located in Post Alley under Pike Place Market, this chewing gum wall is basically a historic landmark in Seattle. I've been wanting to leave my gum mark here for years, so I was stoked when we finally made our way to the sticky alley, chewed our gum and added it to this unique (and disgusting) piece of art.




Can you tell how excited it was? Overall, I think my family was pretty disgusted at how jazzed I was at the idea of sticking my gum on top of layers upon layers of other people's gum -- I didn't let their comments bring me down, though, as I'm sure you can tell, haha.



I left my gum on top of someone's business card and just hoped that it would be there years to come. Unfortunately, shortly after our trip to Post Alley, Pike Place officials announced they would be cleaning off 20 years of gum from the infamous Market Theater walls in an effort to preserve the building for years to come. From what I can tell, it seems that used gum will still be welcomed here after an estimated 2,220 pounds of sugary, sticky gum has been removed and the 115 year old building has been preseverd the best it can be! Now, tell me -- would you or have you ever leave your gum mark on this sticky wall? Are you sad that they're cleaning it off? Are you completely grossed out by this post? SORRY, haha!
-Chelsea xo

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