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Gum Wall ~ The Market Theater Gum Wall is a brick wall covered in used chewing gum, in an alleyway in downtown Seattle. It is located in Post Alley under Pike Place Market.It was named one of the top 5 germiest tourist attractions in 2009 (yikes!) On November 3, 2015, it was announced by the Authority that for the first time in 20 years the gum wall would be receiving a total scrub down for maintenance and steam cleaning.Work began on November 10 and took 130 hours to complete, with over 2,350 pounds (1,070 kg) of gum removed and disposed of. After the cleaning was finished on November 13, gum began to be re-added to the wall; among the first additions were memorials to the November 2015 Paris attacks! This wall is both abhorrent and (dare I say), awe inspiring. The creativity that some “chewers” have is captivating,the X and O’s, year of visit, names, symbols, etc., all of which have been crafted from pre-chewed chicle! #ruchyum #ruchyumtravel #gumwall #seattle #seattlewashington #gumwallseattle #chicle #wallart #streetart #seattleigers #ig_seattle #seattlelife #travelblogger #travelporn #pikeplacemarket #chewinggum #beautifuldestinations #wanderlust #timeoutseattle

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