“Okay, I’m enjoying my walk along False Creek Seawall, but this dance class looks like more fun!” – Labyrinth Pier – Vancouver

Vancouverites dancing inside their social circle bubbles atop the faded outline of one of several Labyrinths I painted to create “Labyrinth Pier Vancouver”.

Will have to visit and repaint these Labyrinths once I can travel back to Vancity.

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“Imagine if your dad was a Minotaur and your mom was a Mermaid and you got the human half of both and now you’re just some guy…”

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Training Wheels – Labyrinth Pier – False Creek South – Vancouver

In Toronto,

I paint Labyrinths on the surfaces of Wading Pools.

Wading Pools sometimes become velodromes for Tricycles and Bicycles,

as Parents or Grandparents teach their little ones how to ride a bike.

In Vancouver,

I painted Labyrinths onto a Pier overlooking Alder Bay.

Here too on Labyrinth Pier,

Little Ones learn to bike . . .

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“S” is for Sunnyside – Octagon Labyrinth – Budapest Park – Sunnyside Boardwalk – Toronto

I biked to Budapest Park yesterday, Saturday to survey my Octagon Labyrinth.

Many fading Pink lines needed repainting.

I returned today, Sunday, and began re-painting the Pink with a luminescent colour of light Lavender.

I painted ” SUNNYSiDE ” and outlined ” BUDAPEST park ” in the Lavender/White.

Got tired shortly after Sunset and headed home.

Still have lines in three Octants to re-paint.

InshAllah,

I will return and finish painting over the fading pink before Toronto’s Wading Pools are officially opened for Summer 2020.

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Grass Cut – Vancouver Public Labyrinth – False Creek Seawall – Habitat Island – Olympic Village

During the Pandemic,

Many have been waiting for Barber Shops and Hair Salons to re-open.

People need haircuts.

Likewise,

The Vancouver Public Labyrinth has been in need of a Grass Cut.

Today was that day . . .

Grateful to The City of Vancouver / Vancouver Parks Board staff for carefully cutting overgrown grass around the Vancouver Public Labyrinth !

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“A Rainy Summer Solstice at the Labyrinth 🌻☀️☔” – Vancouver Public Labyrinth – False Creek Seawall – Habitat Island – Olympic Village

Even though I wasn’t able to walk my Vancouver Public Labyrinth on this Pandemic Summer Solstice,

Grateful to see that at least one Vancouverite did . . .

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“Truly a stunning 🌅” – Drone Photo – Habitat Island – Vancouver Public Labyrinth

This drone image of Habitat Island captured by Vancitypixels was inspired by Jeremy Lee’s Drone Image of the same.

Like Jeremy’s drone photograph of Habitat Island in False Creek,

This image incidentally also includes TWO of my Labyrinths !

First one, Vancouver Public Labyrinth, is easily visible and shown here.

The second one is barely visible,

That’s my Green Masking Tape Labyrinth I made on the round cement art podium in Hinge Park.

This drone photograph was captured around 7 p.m. on June 6 2020.

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“Today we conquered the Labyrinth” – Wading Pool Labyrinth – Christie Pits Park – Toronto

Yay !

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“Mazes & Labyrinths: The Search For The Center” – Documentary Film by Scott Campbell – PBS – 1996

The Search for the Center explores the history and cultural significance of Mazes and Labyrinths around the world throughout time.

Examples range from 5000 BC and Greek mythology to current day religious and ceremonial uses in various cultures.”

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“Papa, shhh 🤫. I’m playing Hide and Seek with the Canadian geese. Don’t give away my hiding place 😒😂” – Wading Pool Labyrinth – Sir Casimir Gzowski Park Playground – Sunnyside – Toronto

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“We Here Alhumdulillah” – Vancouver Public Labyrinth – False Creek Seawall – Olympic Village

It’s that time of year when the grass grows tall and the rocks outlining the design are almost hidden from view, yet the Path of The Labyrinth remains well worn, and The Centre is visible.

My Friend and Brother in Islam, Jeremy, on this Friday, Direct Messaged this photograph of him standing inside The Centre of Vancouver Public Labyrinth.

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[Vancouver’s Oasis] – Drone Photo – Habitat Island – Vancouver Public Labyrinth

To my knowledge,

this is the first aerial drone image of my Vancouver Public Labyrinth.

Grateful to Jeremy Lee in Vancouver for sharing his drone image on Instagram.

His intention was to capture Habitat Island,

My Stone Labyrinth being in view was a bonus.

I rotated the Instagram image 90 degrees to reflect a true east-west orientation.

Incidentally,

The round cement circle you can see in Hinge Park is the location of my Green Masking Tape Labyrinth !

My Hinge Park Labyrinth has since become a Ghost Labyrinth with barely a walkable masking tape outline remaining at present.

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Tall Grass – Vancouver Public Labyrinth – False Creek South – Habitat Island

The south east quadrant of the Vancouver Public Labyrinth dips just enough to allow rainwater to pool into puddle nurturing tall grass . . .

You can still make out the path.

It follows where the grass grew tall around the rocks and stones which outline the Labyrinth . . .

Nature nurturing a Hedge Maze from within my Stone Labyrinth ?

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“The last dance.” – Drone Photo – Labyrinth – David Crombie Park – St. Lawrence Neighbourhood – Old Town Toronto

Drone Photograph of David Crombie Park’s Basketball court.

Immediately north of the Basketball court,

You can see my Green & Blue colour painted Labyrinth in the top of the image.

I’m surprised with how visible it is !

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The last dance.

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Labyrinths in Islam – Traffic Island Labyrinth – Masjid Qiblatain – Madinah, Saudi Arabia – Tuesday May 31 2011

Today is Day 26 of Ramadan 2020.

This video is from my journey to Madinah, Saudi Arabia in May/June of 2011.

I was walking from my youth hostel to visit Masjid Qiblatain.

Masjid Qiblatain is known for having two Mihrabs, or Prayer Niches.

Originally,

Muslims had faced north west from Madinah towards Masjid Al Aqsa in Jerusalem when praying.

A time came when the Direction of Prayer, the Qibla, was turned south east towards Makkah.

Hence,

The Masjid with Two Qibla.

En route,

A traffic island in the distance somehow caught my curiosity.

Alhumdulillah,

A Triangle Topiary Hedge Labyrinth !

Discovering this was a HUGE moment for me.

Muslims in The Holy City of Madinah were also making Labyrinths !

Afterwards,

I found a a small playground near Masjid Qiblatain.

In that park,

I outlined a simple three lane Classic Labyrinth in the sand and walked it.

Turning north and south and east and west.

Not unlike the Turn in Congregational Prayer Direction from Jerusalem to Makkah in the Masjid I was about to enter and visit.

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