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    Good taste not required to attract tourists




    WACKY WEB WEEK

    Good taste not required to attract tourists


    By Kathleen Atkins
    In mid-November, nearly two tons of used chewing gum came off the walls of a theater and other buildings in Seattle's Post Alley, in the Pike Place Market. The Gum Wall had been for 20 years a surprise hit with tourists. Patrons of Unexpected Productions shows at the Market Theater started the Gum Wall by using chewed gum as glue for coins on the wall next to the Box Office clearly another amazing thing that people will do with their money. The coins didn't stay put, but the gum did until very recently, as you can see in this video. Market merchants decided that they preferred that the brick walls of their buildings stay up, so the weighty gum had to come down.

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    [QUOTE=Kathleen Atkins;1035140]



    WACKY WEB WEEK

    Good taste not required to attract tourists


    By Kathleen Atkins
    In mid-November, nearly two tons of used chewing gum came off the walls of a theater and other buildings in Seattle's Post Alley, in the Pike Place Market. The Gum Wall had been for 20 years a surprise hit with tourists. Patrons of Unexpected Productions shows at the Market Theater started the Gum Wall by using chewed gum as glue for coins on the wall next to the Box Office clearly another amazing thing that people will do with their money. The coins didn't stay put, but the gum did until very recently, as you can see in this video. Market merchants decided that they preferred that the brick walls of their buildings stay up, so the weighty gum had to come down.

    The full text of this column is posted at windowssecrets.com/wacky-web-week/good-taste-not-required-to-attract-tourists/ (free content, opens in a new window/tab).

    Columnists typically cannot reply to comments here, but do incorporate the best tips into future columns.
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    I was fortunate to visit Seattle two weeks ago, so was able to view the walls before they took all "character" off. Too bad, it was a special sight. Plus, some of the gum was still rather tasty.

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