Back in college, I remember passing this mosaicked lot every time I took the South Street bus. I always figured it was some fantastic person’s private courtyard. Little did I know, artist Isaiah Zagar was in the midst of the 14 year creation of Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens. Opened in 2009, it is by far one of the coolest things I’ve seen in Philadelphia. Hallways and bridges of mosaics connect the garden spaces, creating an inspiring treasure in the city. It is a must see if you are in the city of brotherly love.