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A Sticky Situation

It’s taken me a long time to love Seattle and the PNW.  I mean REALLY love it like it’s home, which it is.  It’s taken me a good couple years to settle in and to feel completely at home.  So now I want to see more.  So this spring and summer I’m making it a point to explore the shit out of this place!  I’ve seen the Space Needle, that’s not what I’m looking for.  I wanna see the weird stuff, and incidentally the sticky stuff.  Our first stop was Pike Place Market.  We’ve seen the market before…  old news.  Instead we went below the market to Post Alley which happens to be home to the second most unsanitary tourist attraction just behind the Blarney Stone.  The tradition began in 1993, though it became an official tourist attraction in 1999.  That basically means they quit trying to clean it up.  If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em right?


Architectural Gum

Seattle Gummed Window


  1. Sarah says:

    That is really gross. And disturbingly pretty.

  2. shannon says:

    I wanna come visit you and go see this !!

  3. TJ says:

    Ironic that the grossest alley on earth is also unquestionably the freshest mintiest alley you will ever smell

  4. Heather –

    Without knowing it, you have added so much to my life!

    I am happy to be able to award you the Kreativ Blogger award.

    You can claim it at :

  5. Julie says:

    I’m putting this on our list of things to see while we’re in Seattle in June for a friends wedding! Looking for inexpensive/cool things to do while we’re there. We’ve never been and our budget is very frugal;)

  6. Heather says:

    Awww… thank you Shan. 😀

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