“All love.” – Julie Ratcliff – Chalk Labyrinth – Creekside Park – Vancouver

Mazes may have Minotaurs.

Labyrinths have Love.

I almost always place a Heart in or near the Centre of any Labyrinth I chalk or paint or make.

Including this one I chalked in-between Science World and Creekside Park along the False Creek Seawall in Vancouver…

All love. #loveisintheair #sidewalkchalk #springtimewalks #handinhand #vancity #yvr

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“Someone been drawing Labyrinths in chalk the last few weeks. It’s nice to end my walks by walking a Labyrinth. Thanks 👍🏾” – Auntie Esi – Chalk Labyrinth – Science World – Vancouver

You’re Very Welcome Auntie Esi!

Happy to hear that!

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“Lovely commute today!” – Cathleen Gingrich – Heart Chalk Labyrinth – Science World – Vancouver

I have been by this pocket square along the seawall south from Science World many times.

This location is almost impossible to not pass by and look at the view.

Perhaps two weeks ago, someone had outlined a giant heart using roses and stems. It was wonderful and instantly became a must-photograph destination spot.

The flowers wilted away, yet the stems remained in place. People still came, stood in the middle, and snapped a photo or few.

Walking by again a few days ago, I noticed the stems were bunched into a pile and the Heart outline was lost.

Rather than lose that heart outline forever, I pulled out some of the chalk I still had with me, and quickly chalked this Labyrinth.

I didn’t think too much of it.

Passing by since I chalked it, I’ve noticed children walking, rather, running this little Heart Chalk Labyrinth.

ANd now it’s on instagram too!

❤️ !

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“Spring in Vancouver. Ferryboats and baby geese.” – JD Kearlaw – Vancouver Public Labyrinth

Children never walk a Labyrinth, Children always run!

What’s true for Children is also true for Goslings…

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“An another “amazing” False Creek day.” – Craig Fulker – False Creek Seawall – Vancouver Public Labyrinth

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“HiMY has spent weeks working on this….” – Vancouver Public Labyrinth – Sam – The Village on False Creek

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“Geese in the rock maze” – David Laulainen – False Creek Seawall – Vancouver Public Labyrinth

Geese in the rock maze #honkhonk #falsecreekseawall #olympicvillage #canadagoose

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I made a quick maintenance visit to the Vancouver Public Labyrinth.

Found only a few stones were out of place and easily re-positioned them back into place.

While walking it this evening, I observed a higher than usual amount of goose poop along the path.

Now I know why!

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World Labyrinth Day 2018: Vancouver City of Labyrinths Project – Jane’s Walk

World Labyrinth Day 2018 – Vancouver City of Labyrinths Project – Jane’s Walk

Start Location : Abandoned Olympic Village LRT Station Platform, North end Olympic Village Canada Line Train Station Parking Lot.

When : Saturday May 5 2018 at 4:30 p.m.

This 90 minute Jane’s Walk will celebrate ” World Labyrinth Day ” and share why and how Vancouver is becoming a “City of Labyrinths”.

Walk includes visits to:

  • Spyglass Place Labyrinth
  • Recently completed “Vancouver Public Labyrinth” by False Creek
  • A small Labyrinth beside Olympic Village.

History, purpose, and benefits of Labyrinth Walking will be shared.

How Labyrinths can be both Fun as well as ‘Giant Outstallation Art‘.

We will explain how Labyrinths have been used in designing cities for thousands of years(!).

This walk will decode TOAD – Temporary Obsolete Abandoned Derelict – urban infrastructure and how Labyrinths are excellent examples of Urban Acupuncture, Tactical Urbanism and Placemaking.

Did you know Jane Jacobs herself was influenced by Labyrinths in her writings about cities?

Join this Jane’s Walk and you will learn how!

Time permitting: using chalk on paved open space, people will be instructed in how to make their own Labyrinths, which we will then enjoy walking into and out of.

A limited number of printed materials will be available on a first-come first-served basis as keepsakes of this Jane’s Walk.

Coinciding with Jane’s Walk weekend, The Labyrinth Society has declared the first Saturday in May, World Labyrinth Day. This Vancouver Jane’s Walk is one of a number of global events marking the day.

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“Signs…👋⏰🌎” – Scott Elwood – Spyglass Place Labyrinth – Vancouver

Signs…👋⏰🌎 #predictions #maze #whodunnit

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Vancouver Public Labyrinth – Paula Fooks – False Creek Seawall

#labrynth #maze #vancity #vancouver #skyline

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Vancouver Public Labyrinth – Mo Maani – The Village on False Creek

#FalseCreek #VancouverSeawall #VancouverDowntown #Vancouver #VancouverIsAwesome

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“How long did it take to build this… and how long will it last before someone destroys it?” – Kelvin Won – Vancouver Public Labyrinth

Answers…

I began building “Vancouver Public Labyrinth” on March 25 2018, one month plus a day ago.

Answer to the second and third parts of the question…

I don’t know, hopefully for a long, long, long time; and no one ever does.

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“If you can see your path laid out before you step by step, you know it’s not your path. Your own path you make with every step you take. That’s why it’s your path.” – Joseph Campbell – Vancouver Public Labyrinth

“If you can see your path laid out in front of you step by step, you know it’s not your path.
Your own path you make with every step you take.
That’s why it’s your path.”

― Joseph Campbell

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“My new post-dinner pastime … watching locals doing touristy things; like walking round-and-round in this Labyrinth, located just at the base of Habitat Island (False Creek). Cheaper than a movie ticket and nearly the same entertainment value.” – Vancouver Public Labyrinth

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“I think—the hero observes that nothing is so frightening as a Labyrinth with no centre.” ― Jorge Luis Borges

“I think—the hero observes that nothing is so frightening as a Labyrinth with no centre.”

Jorge Luis Borges, Selected Non-Fictions

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