Philadelphia's Magic Gardens

While eavesdropping on someone's convo at some random place, I heard about Philadelphia's Magic Gardens. After googling the shit out of it, and needing an inspiration-recharge we decided to make a trip to this enchanting place. 
This labyrinth of mosaics, it's truly like the name says MAGICAL. The artist, Isaiah Zagar, uses recycled materials to create immersive installations like this one (I believe this one is his largest one so far).  I was in love with every wall, floor, and sculpture we came about. I didn't know where to focus my attention first.

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You could potentially stay there an entire day, exploring every single detail and still not see everything. They even have an "I Spy" game for kids (or anyone really). They only let in a certain amount of people at once, which is great because you are able to appreciate the space without it been super crowded. The day we went, it was a bit chilly so there wasn't a ton of people.

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There are small sitting areas inside the labyrinth, which lets you relax for a bit while you study the specific spot you are standing in. It was pretty amazing to learn that the artist's work was inspired by his time spent in Perú while in the Peace corps. 

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One of the walls in the interior gallery near the bathroom

One of the walls in the interior gallery near the bathroom

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Looked up.

Looked up.

Needless to say, I highly recommend you visit this place. Whether it be for a romantic date or a family outing if you are in Philly this is a must.