Duke University – Durham, NC

It’s been a long time since I walked a labyrinth inside. But, a friend let me know that there was going to be an opportunity to walk at the Duke University Chapel on March 6 and I took advantage of the chance.

To my embarrassment, I had to be reminded to take off my shoes, even with the basket of socks at the entrance. It was dark and silent. And there were a lot of people who accommodated each other with grace.

It looks like they roll out the canvas once a year in the Spring.

Parking was an issue. The website gives directions to he Bryan Center parking garage at 125 Science Drive, which was full when we got there.  There was some street parking available, if you were willing to wait for someone to move.  And not many did.  You pay at a kiosk and the payment is for your license plate.  So, the person who got my space after I left didn’t get to use the 30 minutes overage I left behind.  You might walk from the Sarah P. Duke Gardens (it’s less than half a mile) if the weather is nice.  But, there’s no guarantee that lot won’t be crowded, too.

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Martin Henry Design Art Studio – New Bern, NC

This labyrinth is in an open space behind the parking lot of an art studio on the corner of George and Guion Streets in New Bern. Unfortunately for me, the studio wasn’t open the day we were there. I like Martin Henry’s whimsical work.

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The building faces Guion Street looking toward the Religious Community Services building on George Street.

I really like the way you enter the labyrinth at an angle. There’s a place to pause before you step on the path with intention.

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It’s not hard to find. You just need to know to look for it.