Garden murals are some of the most iconic and popular pieces of art in the city.
But as the summer heat sets in, a growing number of homeowners have been painting the walls of their homes in an attempt to cool off.
The murals were first created by artist Dan Mihalovic in 1991, according to his website.
He has since painted more than 150.
Mihalovics mural is in front of a house on Main Street in South Philadelphia, but neighbors say he’s painting it again this summer.
He says it’s an effort to try and cool off after the heat wave.
“I’ve got a lot of water damage.
I’m putting a lot on the roof, and I’ve been painting a lot over the last couple weeks.
And the sun’s been out,” said neighbor John Stahl.”
It’s kind of like a heatwave, right?
It’s really hot.
And I’ve got all the things you’re supposed to do in this area to cool down,” he added.
One neighbor says it was only after a neighbor asked about it that she realized it was a mural.
“He said, ‘Oh my God, it’s a mural,'” she said.
“And he said, I’ve never seen anything like that before.
And he’s right, he’s never seen a mural like that in my life.”
Another neighbor who asked not to be named says she has been painting murals for years and has never seen one like this.
“There are two or three other murals I’ve painted over the years, but never a wall mural like this one,” she said, adding she doesn’t know if it was painted during the summer.
“So I don’t know what kind of painting it is, but it’s beautiful,” she added.