It was roughly 4 years ago when I first saw the Magic Garden. It was on my way to see The Yeah Yeah Yeah's. I remember I was with Jon Wood and I believe this was my first time going to South Street, or one of the first times. We were taking in the sites and a place caught our eye. It was art made from trash, glass I should say. As we walked a bit further we saw an opening blocked by bars, sort of like prison bars, which sat next to the actual entrance to the Magic Garden. I saw a petition hanging there with a sign saying "Save the Magic Garden."
I peered in through the bars, taking in as much as I could see, and was in awe at how much this person had put into his "garden." Sadly we couldn't enter since it was closed (as it was every time I was in Philly after) but I made sure to sign the petition to save the Magic Garden.
Yes I was wearing a pink shirt.
Anyway, that lead brings me to this. Last Saturday I went to Philly with Jon, Paulina, and Jess. After seeing the Franklin Institute we walked to South Street. It was a rather brisk day but we were still taking in the sites. We approached the Magic Garden and I peered through the bars as I had done 4 years ago. I believe it was Paulina who noticed it was open, to my surprise.
It was only a $3 donation to step inside of this guys vision. His huge piece of art. I can say it was one of the best $3 I've ever spent, the guy who built it was even there, it was a pleasure meeting him. I took some pictures on my camera phone, sadly I ran out of memory and couldn't bring myself to delete some of my older photos on my phone, but what I did get I think turned out decently for a camera phone picture. Anyway here you go.( Enter The Magic Garden.Collapse )