Philadelphia’s art scene is pretty incredible, and it’s one of my favorite things about living here. From the famous Philadelphia Museum of Art to the street murals to the music festivals, there’s something for everyone here. One of the most interesting places to see art is Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, which is covered in mosaics (even on the ground!) and spans for half a block. The artist, Isaiah Zagar, started beautifying vacant lots with mosaics in the 1960s, and Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens opened to the public in 2008. Even though “gardens” is in the name, there actually aren’t any plants!
Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens reminded me a lot of some of the buildings in Christiania in Copenhagen if anyone has been there before! It is pretty popular in the spring and summer on nice days since it’s outside, so be sure to go early so you can get in. These pictures don’t do it justice, so you should definitely go see it for yourself! It’s pretty incredible to see that one person covered every inch of the space with tiles and other glass that he collected.
All the different designs next to each other are really cool to see
Even the stairs are covered in tiles!
Inside the building is also covered in tiles
Has anyone ever visited Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens or something like it before? Comment below! 🙂 And stayed tuned for some exciting news next week!