One of the most unique and delightful places to visit when in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is Isaiah Zagar's Magic Gardens. Indeed, those first passing by the Magic Gardens on South Street often come across the awe-inspiring sight unexpectedly, and simply must stop and stare in disbelief at what they are seeing.
Is it art?
A strange hallucination?
The mind-boggling creation of a mad genius?
Many would say the Magic Gardens are all of these things, and so much more... Philadelphia's Magic Gardens (PMG) is a mosaic-covered "art environment", where light and color, broken bottles and mirrors, ceramics and dolls, tiles and paintings all combine to create a truly magical space. The indoor building and outdoor sculpture garden take up an entire half a block on South Street, and is open to the public every day to explore, photograph, learn and inspire.
It's definitely worth visiting if you want to see something really unique to the city of Philadelphia, that's for sure!
Wow, Zagar sure took a risk putting so much work into a vacant lot he didn't even own. I'm glad it was saved. I've never been to Philadelphia, but if I ever visit, I'll look for this unique and magical garden.
It looks amazing. I love that piece of photo + photo of camera, and the ceramic work reminds me of Niki de Saint Phalle Tarot Garden. It's great learning about the Magic Gardens.
I lived in Philadelphia for years. I never heard of the Magic Gardens.