SUBMITTED BY: Judy Cohen and Mosey Brown LOCATION: Seattle, Washington (2015)
With Seattle city officials announcing they will steam clean the infamous Market Theater Gum Wall at Pike Place next week, getting rid of an estimated one million pieces of Already-Been-Chewed (ABC) gum, we decided to pay homage to the site before it disappears forever.
According to The Atlantic, this Gum Wall is the world’s “second-germiest tourist attraction” behind the slobbered-over Blarney Stone in Ireland.
Springing into action at the request of TTP, Judy Cohen and Mosey Brown shared some mother-son bonding at the colorful saliva monument today on their way home from school.
“I respect the cultural significance of the Wall, but it’s still utterly revolting,” said Brown, a high school freshman.
Cohen revealed that unlike the one million visitors before them, they chose to continue chewing their gum.
“Gum is made of chemicals, sugar, additives. Things that aren’t good for us. I can’t imagine it’s good for brick,” Pike Place spokeswoman Emily Crawford told The Seattle Times.
Here’s a wideshot of the majestic rubbery mural:
(Have your own creative pose with the Gum Wall? Post your favorite pics on the Tacky Tourist Photos Facebook page!)