Wednesday, March 31, 2010
The “most talked-about landmark” of San Luis Obispo, California, the Bubblegum Alley is a 21 meter-long alley lined with chewed-up pieces of bubblegum. The exact history of the Bubblegum Alley is unknown, but there are a few theories about how this sticky tradition began. Some say it started during World War II, as a graduating class event, while others are convinced it dates back to the 1950s, as the result of the rivalry between San Luis Obispo High-School and Cal Poly. Whatever its beginnings, by the 70s, Bubblegum Alley was already covered with plenty of gooey material.
As the photos in this post show, it can be difficult to tell if the latest fashions are truly inspiring or some kind of Halloween costume. While they certainly are original, they are also very bizarre. I also can’t figure where one would wear one of these outfits.
The hamburgers in these photos are nothing short of the original whoppers. It is hard to imagine how any one person could eat the whole burger but I suppose anything is possible. They are very tempting looking, even if there is a lot of them.