Whispered Stories

I went to Brighton for the first time yesterday. We were there for work, but took the opportunity to see a bit of the city centre en route to the art gallery where we were speaking in the afternoon. Seaside Brighton is well-known for its phenomenal Brighton Pride parade and festivities, which happened to be…

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A Taste-full Labyrinth

We spotted another labyrinth from the comforts of our living room the other day, this one a tasty invention featured on the BBC technology show Click last weekend. Apparently this chocolate labyrinth was created with a 3D printer – a tasty and appealing dessert, to our way of thinking! I have other stories to tell, other…

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Labyrinth Spotting

Sometimes it’s nice to stay home on summer Sundays and let the world to come to us…. perhaps not surprisingly, even the labyrinth came to us as we indulged in a long afternoon and evening of television. Can you see the circular feature in the center of the drive? Sure enough – a lovely little classical labyrinth…

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Pilgrims Walk

We love Canterbury; it’s an old city that never disappoints, no matter what the purpose for our visit. Our primary reason for this trip was to stay with a colleague who is also dear friend. We are all busy people, so most of our visits are built on business meetings with our friendship growing up in…

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2016 Swedish Labyrinth Pilgrimage

Regular readers will remember my posts about our 2015 Swedish Labyrinth Tour, and we are now working hard on plans for returning in 2016. Once again, we’ll be working with Lars Howlett from Discover Labyrinths, and this year we’ll also be working with Veriditas to weave in an increased emphasis on the spiritual aspects of pilgrimage. Yesterday…

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St. Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast

Saturday’s visit to Northern Ireland was a day of two parts. After flying in from Stansted, we rented a car and drove along snowy roads, making our way into central Belfast to visit St. Anne’s Cathedral. Jeff had heard that the labyrinth in the cathedral might be worth seeing, so we made the trip with…

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Gletschergarten Reflections

It was back to work for us today, sort of…. in the nicest of ways. One of our prime purposes for coming to Switzerland was to photograph the historic mirror maze at the Gletschergarten in Lucerne. Built in 1896, the maze was originally constructed at the Swiss National Exhibition in Zurich, then moved and reassembled…

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In Love with Zurich, part 3

Continuing our quest, we went in search of the modern walkable labyrinth, the Zeughaushof. A labyrinth set within a labyrinth, it is obviously popular with locals who bring their lunches and sit on the benches to enjoy both the garden and the sunshine. The outer labyrinth is a charming creative garden pathway, while the inner…

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In Love with Zurich, part 2

Our priority, naturally, was to search out the city’s two labyrinths, one very old,  one modern. This labyrinth set into the wall of a house in the old city dates back to 1585. We went into the shop that now occupied the building and had a wonderful chat with its proprietress,  Denise. She told us…

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Revisiting Limnerslease

We returned to the Watts Gallery today for a second look at the fabulous Richard Dadd exhibit before it closes at the end of the month. With a bit of time to spare, we also booked onto the tour of Limnerslease, the home where George Frederic Watts lived with his wife, Mary. (Mary, you might…

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