Philadelphia Magic Gardens

You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche

In the nearly 14 years I have lived in Philadelphia area, I never visited the Magic Gardens. I have walked by it several times and continued on, overwhelmed by the mosaics, competing colors, bottles and bicycle spokes sticking out of the walls and thinking this is not for me.

But while doing a photo walk with a friend 2 weeks ago, we decided to go in and I fell in love. While it is “busy” in terms that there is a lot going on, I was fawning over the nooks and crannies that would be perfect for a photo session.

Located on South Street by 10th Street and created by artist, Isaiah Zagar, this place is a lesson in creativity and is an instant mood lifter.