Seattle’s Gum Wall

September 6, 2011

Gum wall in Post Alley, Pike Place Market

In all the years I’ve lived in Seattle, I had never been to this unique tourist attraction — the gum wall in the Pike Place Market.  You can find it in Post Alley down from the Information booth at the market.  It was an amazing site, and if you bring a wad of gum, you can contribute to its growing mass.  From now on, I’ll bring all of my out-of-town guests to see it.

The gum must be inches thick in some places.

Seattle icons, a ferry and the Spaceneedle, rendered in gum.

Preparing to make a new deposit.

Braiding blue gum for the wall

Young gum chewer and budding artist

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5 Responses to “Seattle’s Gum Wall”

  1. Renee Says:

    Unbelievable, what will they think of next

  2. garden2day Says:

    I remember seeing “gummed” trees in amusements parks. It got so bad the parks had to cut down the trees. It was sad because no effort worked to keep people from putting their gum everywhere-not just on the trees or a dedicated pole. Interesting human behavior.

  3. Margaret Says:

    It reminded me of the gum tree we saw in Washington D.C. across from the Ford Theatre. The last time we visited, it was no longer there.

  4. Hallysann Says:

    It’s a brilliant idea ! (promoted by the nearby newsagent or sweetshop maybe ?)


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