Wordless Wednesday — Seattle’s Gum Wall

by Janice


Yesterday, on an outing to Pike Place during the #win8officevisit blogger event with Office and Windows 8 at Microsoft, we took a quick detour to visit Seattle’s Market Theater Gum Wall, a brick alleyway wall covered in used chewing gum. Pretty darn gross and yet beautiful.

What do you think? Does its colorfulness make up for the ick factor?

Please note: We are Windows Champion Ambassadors. Microsoft covered our expenses for the Windows 8 and Office event. We were not required to post about Microsoft or our experiences. All opinions are always our own.


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Written by Janice, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom. You can see more of her photography at Janice Croze Photography.

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1 Samantha April 24, 2013 at 4:27 am

The colorfulness does make up for the ick factor, until you accidentally fall into the wall or something. lmao


2 Wieczora (◔‿◔) April 24, 2013 at 5:46 am

Hi (◠‿◠)
Nice to see your chewing gums. *lol* I know that phänomen from Berlin. On Potsdamer Place we have a peace of wall (the wall between east and west berlin). The Tourist have covered this historical document with used chewing gum too. *rolleeyes*
xoxo, Wieczora (◔‿◔)


3 another jennifer April 24, 2013 at 6:06 am

Oh my gosh, that’s cool. And, yes, a bit gross. I hope my kids don’t see this! Happy WW!


4 Smellyann April 24, 2013 at 6:11 am

Totally gross… and yet, oddly cool. Way cooler than the underside of many a student desk, I’ll wager…. Happy WW! :)


5 The Gang's Momma April 24, 2013 at 8:34 am

I’m not even sure what to think…. My germaphobe self is grossed out. My artsy self is intrigued by all the colors and textures. Hmmmm…

My WW is barely wordless but you gotta stop by and see our girl – not even home a week yet :)



6 Jennie April 24, 2013 at 10:20 am

I guess most of it would have dried out and not be so icky really. Kind of like cement. Better than having it on the sidewalk to be stepped on. I think it’s kind of cool, but I know I wouldn’t like it if it was my house ;)


7 Cathi April 24, 2013 at 10:31 am

I’ve been to Seattle but not the gum wall. Hmmmm….colorful gross? ;)


8 Kim Tracy Prince April 24, 2013 at 11:46 am

Dude, that’s just gross. It makes for great photos and a travel story, but I have been to the one in San Luis Obispo in CA, and I thought it was gross. All those people’s spit, stuck on a wall? No thank you.


9 Crys Wiltshire April 24, 2013 at 11:49 am

Up close, that’s disgusting. But it is kinda pretty from afar.


10 Onica (MommyFactor) April 24, 2013 at 12:22 pm

While I support art and I admit it is colorful, it’s still has a icky factor. LOL


11 Faigie April 24, 2013 at 12:47 pm

It reminds me of something not so ick. In neighborhood I know of there is a tree that children go to to give up their pacifiers hang theirs up.I haven’t seen it but, I heard it is adorable and the kids can go visit their “pacies” and kind of morn their loss. A collection but not a yucky one.


12 SoCOMom April 24, 2013 at 1:17 pm

Fascinating (from a distance). Otherwise *mom cleanliness issues shudders*


13 Twisted Cinderella April 24, 2013 at 1:49 pm

It is an interesting idea, but the ICK factor is pretty high for me. YUCK!


14 Elisa April 24, 2013 at 3:36 pm

my wordless wednesday :)


my computer is having technical problems. linking up :)


15 Honey Mommy April 24, 2013 at 5:41 pm

Wow. I never knew there was a wall of chewed up gum in Seattle. Thinking of all that spit makes me grossed out, but it is very colorful and interesting to look at! What a quandry!


16 Wendy April 24, 2013 at 5:44 pm

Definitely cool and gross at the same time.


17 Glenda Cates April 24, 2013 at 7:36 pm

Nice pictures and it sounds like a fun blogger event you attended thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful week and if you have time come and link up at my WW Linky http://mommiespov.com/wordless-wednesday-family/


18 eastcoastlife April 25, 2013 at 12:02 am

Very gross….. but I would go take a look and take some pictures of this wall to show my readers if I do visit Seattle. :P


19 Terra Heck April 25, 2013 at 5:34 am

Very interesting to see but definitely not something I’d want to touch!


20 Lori Poppinga April 25, 2013 at 1:25 pm

Great photos. I had never heard of the Gum wall. Fascinating…and just a little gross :)


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