“I’m a sucker for a good piece of art 🎨 What you can do with a pile of rocks 🙌🏼” – Sabrina Vi – Olympic Village – Vancouver Public Labyrinth

Though this image was just posted, this is a wonderful photograph of the Vancouver Public Labyrinth before I re-arranged the rocks from these concentric circles into its current and more complex final design.

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“This way to the Matrix…” – Eric Michael – False Creek Seawall – Vancouver

Quite surprised how long lasting this chalk Labyrinth has turned out to be.

Perhaps there are unique conditions at this very spot, the material of the paver bricks, the sea air around this pocket of South East False Creek, and being a corner that is less frequently walked upon yet beside the desire line of a path where most everyone walks beside.

Who knows?

Last time I re-visited this Labyrinth, I only had to re-chalk red into a few hearts, and re-outline the outer-most perimeter circle wall.

This way to the Matrix…

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“Finn’s trying to find his way through the Labyrinth” – Felicia Cope – Spyglass Place Labyrinth – Vancouver

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“We made it through the maze 💜❤️💛” – Jacqueline MacLeod – Chalk Labyrinth – Robson Square – Downtown Vancouver

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“It’s a Labyrinth! For meditation ☺️” – savannaraaa – The Village on False Creek – Vancouver Public Labyrinth

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Chalk Labyrinth on Robson Square during Vancouver Design Week

I randomly chalk Labyrinths upon Robson Square in Downtown Vancouver.

Glimpses of the Labyrinth I chalked at the beginning of Vancouver Design Week 2018 can still be seen in these Instagrams…

How does design make you feel? #vdw2018

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“A maze” – Michelle Nahanee – False Creek Seawall – Vancouver Public Labyrinth

A maze

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“Code.” – Spyglass Place Labyrinth – Vancouver

The Honeysuckle has really grown since I first began building this Stone Labyrinth.

A Maintenance visit in recent days revealed that eyeing from ground level, the Spyglass Place Labyrinth is almost hidden with an air of something Ancient.

Yet, from Cambie Bridge above, Spyglass is still easily seen…

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“Thank-You to HiMY SYeD for the “Unofficial Labyrinth” in our local Fairmount Park splash-pad..!” – Mark J. Richardson – Toronto

“Thank-You to @HiMYSYeD for the “Unofficial Labyrinth” in our local Fairmount Park splash-pad..!

Good to see a little Maze-Runner enjoying it in the Sunshine.

Sometimes the BEST things in #ParkTO break the rules a little. 🤫”

Mark J. Richardson

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“Walk the Labyrinth✌️😌” – Amy Rebecca – False Creek Seawall – Vancouver Public Labyrinth

✌️😌 #walkthelabyrinth

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“Hockey or Labyrinth? Great use of public space at Strathcona Linear Park” – Vancouver

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“Theseus and The Minnowtaur” – Katie Brookoff Cartoons

I’d be fine getting lost in this maze.

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There is a simplexity to this drawing by Katie Brookoff.

Numerous Classic Labyrinths have been found along the shores of many islands, continents, seas and rivers.

At High Tide, the fish came in and may have swam up and into the Labyrinth.

As Low Tide gradually approached, any number of fish may have remained submerged in the inclined pockets of water within the lanes of the Labyrinth, yet without any direct watery way of escape.

People presumably returned at Low Tide, picked up their catch, went home and ate well that day.

There is a reasonable assumption that for thousands of years, these simple three and seven lane Classic Stone Labyrinths, created upon inclined slopes to the water, employing knowledge of tidal timings, were Humanity’s original sustainable fish farms.

I tend to agree with this hypothesis.

To illustrate this concept, here is a simple three lane classic Labyrinth that I made last week, upon the naturescaped Habitat Island in Vancouver’s False Creek, just opposite the location of where I recently completed the Vancouver Public Labyrinth.

Evidenced by the darker wet and lighter coloured dry stones in these images…

Tides in False Creek may rise and fall as much as 15 feet in one day!

Now, all we need is for False Creek to be clean enough again.

Who knows?

Maybe then we might catch a Minnowtaur or two!

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#fishtrap #labyrinth #trapped #mosaic #positano #italy

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“Went out for dinner and a stroll through False Creek…” – Demi Marlin – Vancouver Public Labyrinth

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“I took pictures of strangers sitting on a log…” – Cyrus Lin – Habitat Island – Vancouver Public Labyrinth

I took pictures of strangers sitting on a log…

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Vancouver Public Labyrinth – Elizabeth Perez – Habitat Island

About an hour after sunrise,

Under an overcast Vancouver sky,

This is what the Vancouver Public Labyrinth looks like…

#habitatisland #vancouver

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