Wordless Wednesday — Seattle’s Gum Wall


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.


  1. says

    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 The Tourist have covered this historical document with used chewing gum too.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 (◔‿◔)

  2. says

    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 😉

  3. says

    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.

  4. says

    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.

  5. says

    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!

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