Have you ever heard of the Seattle gum wall?
Basically, it’s a wall near Pike’s Market in Seattle that is covered in gum. OK, more like an alley with all walls covered in gum.
Some spots on the walls are probably a couple of inches thick. And it goes high and low. And when down there, it sure does smell like gum.
Apparently, this started in the early 1990s. The gum was scraped away a few times originally, but then it started becoming more and more. By the late 1990s, it was a tourist attraction.
Several spots around the wall or in the market sell gum so people can chew it and add to the wall (double bubble is what we got).
In November, the wall was fully cleaned. I saw it in August in all its glory and there was also a geocache there.
According to several reports, it took nearly 130 hours to clean the wall fully and more than 2,350 pounds (yes, POUNDS) of gum were removed.
Following the cleaning, gum is starting to re-appear.
It was an interesting spectacle to see and if you’re ever in Seattle and near this spot, definitely check it out!
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