When I discover a place, I like to record not only what is beautiful but also the unusual. Try these on for size:
A large and colorful mosaic covered wall attracts us. It says ” Art is the center of the real world”. Cool…
But, it is quite a surprise to see the other side of the building. Click on the pics to see closer.
I did not have my guide-book at the time, but I learned later that this memorable place is called “magic garden”.
Bits,pieces and more pieces make a whole.
You can go inside and tour the vicinities to see more. We just opted for the quick outside look because we were meeting friends that day.
I found the artist’s website (here). The man’s name is Isaiah Zagar. He and his spouse have been purchasing homes around South street since the late 60’s. They wanted to beautify Philly through these mosaic covered homes. You can see here a map of his creations.
Although I think that the studio creation is rather personal in taste, the mosaic covered buildings are colorful and cheery. They shine and smile back to the passerby!
I shall leave the last word to an artist:
Happy weekend and see you next week!