Smale Riverfront Park – Cincinnati, OH

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


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


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.


To my amazement, it is made of grass.


ALL grass.


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.


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


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.


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.


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


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


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.