Unitarian Universalist Church – Greensboro, NC

5603 Hilltop Road, Jamestown is just a little way from Guilford College Road.

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They have a nice, big, sunny parking lot.

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There’s a kind of driveway/minister’s parking spot to the right of the buildings. And a very nice flower garden between that and HIlltop Road.

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The labyrinth is right behind the building. It’s paint on pavers.

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And it’s kind of odd. It has 2 entrances/exits. You can walk straight in on the right, turn around and walk straight out. Or you can go in on the left and have a more usual winding, Cretan-type path. And you can walk back the same way. Or you can go in one way and out the other.

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There is a bench for contemplation, flowers, and a surprising lack of traffic noise considering the proximity of the road.

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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.