charleston chewed

visited charleston, sc. a few weeks ago with my lovely fiance (wow, that sounds so much better than girlfriend). it was a little bit reunion for her grad school friends, a little bit celebration for the two of us, and a little bit stimulation for the economy.

charleston is a beautiful (and expensive! you better thank us economy) city. but like most cities there is a dark side. and it can be found on the utility poles surrounding the market.

the gumshoes are losing to the gumstickeruppers.

seems the threat of 30 days in jail and a $500 fine hasn't deterred these salivating scofflaws.

but they are stimulating this guy's bank account.


Ginny said...

Congratulations on your engagement!

And ... I know this exact gum pole that you shot. It's right by that touristy seafood restaurant on the corner near the market. It's so gross!

Anonymous said...

Whilst reading your blog, I saw the photo of this particularly revolting pole.

I live in Muswell Hill, London, where artist Ben Wilson makes masterpieces from pavement gum. It can be so much more beautiful!