Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Bubble Gum Wall

Located in Post Alley, under Pike Place Market, the Gum Wall had its beginning in the early 1990s when people, irritated that they had to wait in line to get tickets to the theater, stuck chewing gum on the wall.

At first they would use the gum to stick small coins to the wall but in time the coins disappeared and the gum remained.

Now it is covered with thousands of pieces of chewing gum of any color imaginable. And as the wall grows, the chewing gum art becomes more sophisticated. You’ll find names written with pieces of gum, and symbols like hearts or the peace sign.


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