Friday, March 20, 2009

Gum Alley

In a neighboring town there is an alley the locals call gum alley.

A little alley tucked away in the downtown. It is called gum alley because since the 1960's people have been putting their chewed gum on the wall. We finally remembered to show our kids the alley last fall.



Most of the gum is just a single chewed piece, but some people get elaborate and write words and draw pictures with the chewed gum.

It is weird, gross and sort of amazing all wrapped into one. My offspring who are germ phobic and love hand sanitzer, voted for mostly gross!

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9 comments:

Wayne said...

well that is the most chewed gum I have ever seen in on place.I wonder who started it.

great photo friday.

Alex the Girl said...

Okay, that was awesome. I'd be afraid to walk down that alley, though, thinking about a piece of gum falling into my hair or something as I walked.

Momisodes said...

W-o-W!!!!!

That is a whole lot of gum...and colors...and...ew! :)

The wall is rather impressive though.

Laura@Storytellin' Mama said...

Fun and funny post!

I can see why your kids think it is mostly gross!!

Truly fascinating!

AVT Coach said...

Now that is collective art!! Funny I was imagining your family walking through that narrow space! :) Hope the vineyard is going well. Guess you are on the countdown for the end of school!

Tiaras & Tantrums said...

yes, that is very gross!!!!!!

CC said...

that's just nasty. Of course, I don't even touch door handles....

anymommy said...

I have to go with gross, but fascinating.

Honey Mommy said...

I would have to say that is totally gross! I would be afraid to be pushed up next to those walls!