Smale Riverfront Park – Cincinnati, OH

This is right between 2 athletic stadiums, in a very public place and it is gorgeous.

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The labyrinth is beautifully maintained, easy to get to and easy to find. The entire park is gorgeous and worth a visit.

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Unity Church of Charleston – Charleston, SC

The Unity Church of Charleston on Leeds Avenue has a lovely Cretan labyrinth to the left of the sanctuary.

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To my amazement, it is made of grass.

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ALL grass.

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There are little handmade and decorated pavers kind of scattered around and each corner acknowledges the 4 classical elements.  (I particularly love the empty birdcage in the Air corner.)

There is a swing between Fire and Air for post-walk contemplation.

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The parking lot doesn’t go all the way around the building.  So, park where you find a convenient spot as you come into the parking lot.  The church is on a fairly busy corner.  But, it is far enough back from the road that I didn’t find the traffic sounds distracting.

St. Mark’s Methodist Church – Charleston, WV

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St. Mark’s Church is downtown at 900 Washington St E near the  Clay Center for performing arts.  I found it by checking the Locator.   You really can’t miss it.  You can even see it on Google Earth.  It is a full sized Chartres design, easy to access and to use.

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It’s right by the street (which is one way there). We parked on the street, but there is a parking lot in the back.

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I found the moss between the stones charming and the water feature in the back restful.

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We were startled by Homeless Jesus because we weren’t expecting him.

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St. Mark’s does community outreach with meals and prayer quilts. So, it is art that shows their mission.  It’s a nice addition to the city.