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A-maze-ing London!

London has had a difficult week, but the city was pulsing with vibrant energy when we took the train in to visit friends yesterday. With cameras in hand, we headed first to the Mirror Labyrinth in Victory Park to play with our reflections. Created within the boundaries of the Olympic Park in 2015, the Mirror [Read More]

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Mirror Maze on the Midway

Remember the thrill of winding through a mirror maze when you were a child? This (old) picture looks so familiar to me; I remember going to the Napa Town and Country Fair with my family every year, and these mirror mazes were always set up somewhere along the midway. I guess it really dates me [Read More]

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

This vintage Valentine from the Labyrinthos archive was sent to Master Layton Blake in St. Albans, Vermont in 1917 – exactly 100 years ago (back when you could still get a postage stamp for a penny)! As you can see, the significance of a maze was clearly understood, and we love the subtle connection to [Read More]

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Honouring the Artist

With all the focus on creative mazes in Saffron Walden last weekend, it seemed only right to make a small pilgrimage to nearby Hadstock to visit the grave of Michael Ayrton, a non-conformist 20th-century artist who lived in North Essex. A sculptor, painter, author, filmmaker, and maze designer, Ayrton’s life was changed forever when he visited Crete [Read More]

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Mandala Maze

It started out as a great idea and a spiral drawn in chalk: and then magic happened! Sculptor Tessa Hawkes invited people attending the 2016 Saffron Walden Maze Festival to co-create a a unique snail shell mandala maze in her garden, and even she was amazed by what evolved. Out on the Common, people were [Read More]

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A-maze-ing Saffron Walden, part 2

The Saffron Walden Common was pulsing with activity this weekend as creative mazemakers delighted the crowds with opportunities to lose and find themselves both literally and metaphorically. On the historic turf maze, modern competitors followed century-old rules to race each other to the centre on Sunday afternoon. The proud winner, with a time of 6 minutes [Read More]

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A-Maze-ing Saffron Walden!

Every few years, the Minotaur comes to Saffron Walden, home of the wonderful 17th century turf maze. He came, in many forms, as part of the 2016 Saffron Walden Maze Festival, which was a rousing success. Every three years, the town celebrates its maze-y history, as enthusiasts and creatives gather together to chat, walk, make, and play with labyrinths and [Read More]

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Ariadne Returns!

I never intended for Ariadne to stay away so long! Those of us who follow the labyrinth’s path know how meandering happens. You commit to the path, and then you follow it. Ariadne’s Thread has never been far from my thoughts, but returning took longer than I expected. Those of you follow my Walking in the World will [Read More]