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(News.com.au)   At least Seattle has a "disgusting" "must-see" landmark made of chewing gum going for it according to TripAdvisor   ( news.com.au) divider line
    More: Weird, Pike Place Market, Seattle, gum, Gum Wall, vigorous steam cleaning, Place Market Preservation, Pike Place Fish Market, Victor Steinbrueck  
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690 clicks; posted to Geek » on 03 Oct 2017 at 11:09 PM (10 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2017-10-03 07:16:56 PM  
I took my 70 year old dad there. He was impressed and not sure why we were there at the same time.
 
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2017-10-03 08:49:14 PM  
It's disgusting and I'm sorry the last steam cleaning didn't last.
 
2017-10-03 10:06:26 PM  
The only thing disgusting about Seattle was my appetite.

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2017-10-03 11:00:39 PM  
 
2017-10-03 11:21:12 PM  
If you're ever in Seattle and want another hidden gem..  I can't recommend enough the Museum of Glass in Tacoma.. Yes.. Tacoma...    It's amazing

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2017-10-03 11:26:38 PM  

styckx: If you're ever in Seattle and want another hidden gem..  I can't recommend enough the Museum of Glass in Tacoma.. Yes.. Tacoma...    It's amazing

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The Chihuly Garden in Seattle Center is also fun. Bonus, from there it's only a short trip to Brouwers in Fremont for a drink.
 
2017-10-03 11:34:08 PM  
No love for the Fremont Troll?

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2017-10-03 11:39:02 PM  

WordsnCollision: No love for the Fremont Troll?

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Live on that street about ten blocks away so I'm getting a kick...

It's equidistant between my favorite pot stores.
 
2017-10-03 11:56:07 PM  
Now I'm sure I'd have seen it on Almost Live...
 
2017-10-04 12:27:24 AM  
I was steps away and couldn't be arsed to seek it out.
 
2017-10-04 12:30:57 AM  
I've seen it, it looks gross but the worst part is the smell.
 
2017-10-04 12:39:58 AM  

styckx: If you're ever in Seattle and want another hidden gem..  I can't recommend enough the Museum of Glass in Tacoma.. Yes.. Tacoma...    It's amazing

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heh I used to live in Tacoma back in the 80's. Only thing I really remember about it was the "Tacoma Aroma"

But in all seriousness I loved Seattle and Tacoma. I remember the fish market fondly and the Seattle Center.

Got a chance to go back around 2007 to do some follow up work with Microsoft. I was impressed by how much they cleaned up the city with their Revitalization program.
 
2017-10-04 12:56:32 AM  
yikes. looks like a collage made of melted condoms. The only wall in the world ribbed for her pleasure.

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2017-10-04 01:01:36 AM  

KarmicDisaster: I've seen it, it looks gross but the worst part is the smell.


The wall or Tacoma?
 
2017-10-04 01:03:22 AM  

OkieDookie: styckx: If you're ever in Seattle and want another hidden gem..  I can't recommend enough the Museum of Glass in Tacoma.. Yes.. Tacoma...    It's amazing

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The Chihuly Garden in Seattle Center is also fun. Bonus, from there it's only a short trip to Brouwers in Fremont for a drink.


A Chihuly exhibit came to the Phoenix Art Museum. Several of the pieces had cobwebs all over them.
 
2017-10-04 01:06:04 AM  

demidog: KarmicDisaster: I've seen it, it looks gross but the worst part is the smell.

The wall or Tacoma?


Seattle.
 
2017-10-04 01:11:09 AM  

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: OkieDookie: styckx: If you're ever in Seattle and want another hidden gem..  I can't recommend enough the Museum of Glass in Tacoma.. Yes.. Tacoma...    It's amazing

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The Chihuly Garden in Seattle Center is also fun. Bonus, from there it's only a short trip to Brouwers in Fremont for a drink.

A Chihuly exhibit came to the Phoenix Art Museum. Several of the pieces had cobwebs all over them.


Never got chihuly myself. Just not my thing I guess.
 
2017-10-04 01:12:25 AM  

JohnBigBootay: Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: OkieDookie: styckx: If you're ever in Seattle and want another hidden gem..  I can't recommend enough the Museum of Glass in Tacoma.. Yes.. Tacoma...    It's amazing

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The Chihuly Garden in Seattle Center is also fun. Bonus, from there it's only a short trip to Brouwers in Fremont for a drink.

A Chihuly exhibit came to the Phoenix Art Museum. Several of the pieces had cobwebs all over them.

Never got chihuly myself. Just not my thing I guess.


I like color. So I appreciated that aspect but that's about all.
 
2017-10-04 01:23:05 AM  

Herb Utsmelz: San Luis Obispo nods in agreement.


Saw it a few years ago, just after touring the mission a few blocks away. The smell want great. Their alley isn't as colorful as these pictures from Seattle, though. It didn't have as much bubble gum.
 
2017-10-04 01:52:42 AM  

DeathByGeekSquad: demidog: KarmicDisaster: I've seen it, it looks gross but the worst part is the smell.

The wall or Tacoma?

Seattle.


I was in Seattle in late August. Downtown smells like urine.
 
2017-10-04 02:00:55 AM  

Theaetetus: DeathByGeekSquad: demidog: KarmicDisaster: I've seen it, it looks gross but the worst part is the smell.

The wall or Tacoma?

Seattle.

I was in Seattle in late August. Downtown smells like urine.


You must have done some tourist shiat I don't do. Live three miles from downtown Seattle and I don't recall any urine bouquet in 27 years despite the homeless issues. The market  in the daytime is for tourists and pioneer square the same but at night. That's how I see it anyway.
 
2017-10-04 03:53:57 AM  
I have family in the Seattle area, so visit there often.

I was at the Market a week or so after the cleaning.  It smelled just as bad as it always does, and I didn't even get close.  The only reason I joined the other family tourists was to buy a couple tye dyes from the vendors in the alley outside.  Some awesome shirts there, often some rather tasteful ones...

Not ones that look like a gum wall.
 
2017-10-04 05:39:04 AM  

bughunter: I have family in the Seattle area, so visit there often.

I was at the Market a week or so after the cleaning.  It smelled just as bad as it always does, and I didn't even get close.  The only reason I joined the other family tourists was to buy a couple tye dyes from the vendors in the alley outside.  Some awesome shirts there, often some rather tasteful ones...

Not ones that look like a gum wall.


What about a wall of a word that rhymes with gum?
 
2017-10-04 05:44:15 AM  
Seattle was great, but that wall was absolutely disgusting. The underground tour and EMP museum were my personal highlights.
 
2017-10-04 08:22:32 AM  

Insult Comic Bishounen: Now I'm sure I'd have seen it on Almost Live...


That's the reason I know about Hammering Man.
 
2017-10-04 11:42:04 AM  
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2017-10-04 11:49:04 AM  
Hey! This is a great solution to problem of Civil War statues. Instead of knocking them down, every forward-thinking, modern, decent person should visit them en masse and stick a piece of chewing gum on them. Before long they'll just be covered in gum and you won't see General Lee underneath.
 
2017-10-04 12:27:07 PM  
We had a Douglas Coupland sculpture at the Vancouver art gallery called 'Gumhead'. Same idea; it was a huge head that everyone stuck their gum to. It lasted over 1 summer I think. By the end it was a disguting, drippy mess and it was swarming with wasps.

/art
//don't get it myself
///three for composition
 
2017-10-04 12:49:09 PM  
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Portland does it bigger
 
2017-10-04 01:07:06 PM  
I'm a relatively new resident here in the PNW. but my first visit to Seattle included tons of homeless, smell of urine, homeless pissing openly in the alleys, and dog shiat everywhere. Kind of ruined the idea of what I thought Seattle was. Portland was nice, but had the same problems...but the homeless seemed a little crazier there, especially around Voodoo Donut.
 
2017-10-04 01:18:32 PM  

Frothy Panties: I'm a relatively new resident here in the PNW. but my first visit to Seattle included tons of homeless, smell of urine, homeless pissing openly in the alleys, and dog shiat everywhere. Kind of ruined the idea of what I thought Seattle was. Portland was nice, but had the same problems...but the homeless seemed a little crazier there, especially around Voodoo Donut.


Good grief, what did you do, sign up for the Rats-n-Urine Alley Tour? I've lived in Seattle more than 30 years, and that stuff is here but you kind of have to be seeking it out for it to be that bad.
 
2017-10-04 01:50:01 PM  
I hear Israel has something similar.
 
2017-10-04 02:14:24 PM  
What kind of yuppie suburban safe-spaces are all you fools from?

"I love cities, but I hate when they smell like human activity."

Christ on a cracker.
 
2017-10-04 05:35:39 PM  
I accidentally discovered this "tourist attraction" when I was there a month ago.  It was as foul and disgusting as you'd imagine.  Also, some idiot was trying to drive through the alley and the crowd and the gum.
 
2017-10-04 06:18:56 PM  

WordsnCollision: No love for the Fremont Troll?

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We took a trip there a few years back.  Saw the gum wall and added to it. Saw the troll and the Lenin statue, among many weird things.

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2017-10-04 08:50:26 PM  

raygundan: I accidentally discovered this "tourist attraction" when I was there a month ago.  It was as foul and disgusting as you'd imagine.  Also, some idiot was trying to drive through the alley and the crowd and the gum.


You do realize the alley is an actual one-way public street only legally accessible from 1st and Pike? Tenants live there as do businesses who receive deliveries, particularly the brewery sending out shipments.
 
2017-10-05 12:56:56 AM  
All the 'I've lived here for 30 years!' folks need to realize that they have likely acclimated the stench of piss that infects their city streets.
 
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