Gum Wall in Seattle

Monday, 22 March 2010
I read about the Gum Wall in Seattle on-line and had to check it out while I was there this weekend. It's in the Post Alley of Pike Place Market.

Of course Wikipedia has an entry for the wall and this is what it says:  The wall is by the waiting line for the Market Theater, and the tradition began around 1993 when patrons of Unexpected Productions' Seattle Theatresports stuck gum to the wall. Theater workers scraped the gum away twice, but eventually gave up[1] after market officials deemed the gum wall a tourist attraction in around 1999.[2] People initially stuck coins to the wall using the gum,[2][3] and some people create small works of art out of gum.[3]

3 comments

Anonymous said...

Hey! I saw this on "The Girls Next Door!" Did you add some of your gum?

(I hope that didn't come across as pretentious, bragging about the fancy television programs we watch 'round here.)

<3 Mel

Anonymous said...

Eww. I couldn't handle that. The mess, the germs, etc...

CC

Anonymous said...

eeewwwwwwww