I was walking through the Pike Place Market, the other day when a tourist stopped me for directions. As we talked, he asked me about the various tourist attractions at the Market.
At some point he asked me what I thought the most unusual tourist attraction was in all of Seattle. Rather than telling him, I took him down Post Alley to the Gum Wall. Yes, there is such a place at the Market and it is, perhaps, the most unusual tourist attraction in Seattle (and maybe in the world),
The only other one like it is Bubblegum Alley in San Luis Obispo, California.
His first reaction was shock. There were about fifty people all admiring the unusual artwork and taking pictures of it, including my new friend.
I left him to his further adventures and spent a few minutes thinking about the wall. I go into Seattle two or three times a month and my route always takes me through Post Alley. Almost without fail, there is a crowd of people, many of whom stay for several minutes.
I’m not sure, but I think the wall is expanding.
If you happen to visit the Pike Place Market in the near future, make the Gum Wall a must-see event.
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