Thursday, October 9, 2014

Philadelphia Magic Gardens

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Hello! This past weekend my sister visited me in Philadelphia and we decided to spend Saturday on South Street. Surprisingly, I had never been to the Magic Gardens on South Street before so my sister and I decided to stop by. Essentially, the Magic Gardens are a "garden" of mosaics both inside and outside. Admission into the Magic Gardens is $5 for students and $7 for adults. The admission is definitely worth it to see the Magic Gardens.

The Magic Gardens were created entirely by one sole artist- Isaiah Zagar. He began the creation of the Magic Gardens in 1994. One can only imagine the years and years of hard work and dedication Zagar committed to the Magic Gardens.

The mosaics and artwork of the Magic Gardens are so incredible that I'm at a loss of words for how to describe them. One thing is for sure, the Magic Gardens are filled to the brim with various colors, patterns and textures. The walls and floors are completely covered with gorgeous mosaics created from tiles, bottles, pottery, old bicycle wheels and many other miscellaneous objects. There is juxtaposition of different objects that evokes an entirely unique feeling. I've never seen anything like the Magic Gardens before.

I snapped tons and tons of photos to capture and save the beauty of the Magic Gardens on my phone. Above are a few of my favorite photos that I took while there last weekend.

If you are ever in Philadelphia, I highly recommend checking out the Magic Gardens. You can read more about the Philadelphia Magic Gardens on their site HERE

Plaid dress: H&M
Polka dot socks: Forever 21
Loafers: Vintage
Quilted bag: Vintage
Golden earrings: Vintage
Golden spiked necklace: Lily Wang c/o ShopLately