Faith Presbyterian Church at 6309 W. Friendly Avenue in Greensboro has a Chartres labyrinth in the front yard. You can’t miss it.
There’s a pine tree in the center with resting seats around it.
There’s a traffic light at one entrance to the church parking lot. Or you can turn down Auburndale Drive. Parking goes all the way around the building so it is easy in and out.
The labyrinth has been there for a while. But, I only found out about it recently.
5603 Hilltop Road, Jamestown is just a little way from Guilford College Road.
They have a nice, big, sunny parking lot.
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.
The labyrinth is right behind the building. It’s paint on pavers.
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.
There is a bench for contemplation, flowers, and a surprising lack of traffic noise considering the proximity of the road.
My friend, Ursula, invited us to join them at the 2014 Hoppin’ John Fiddlers’ Convention at Shakori Hills near Pittsboro, NC. Shakori is a venue that has “come camp” music festivals at various times during the year. It is to the Piedmont what LEAF is to the mountains.
As we wandered around the grounds, we walked past the Peace Park up in the trees and my husband spotted the labyrinth. There are balanced rocks and a rocky medicine wheel and rocks abounding in general, so I hadn’t been sure there was actually a labyrinth in there. But, after his comment that it looked like a prime place for one, I had a look and found this:
Yes, there are a couple of trees growing in the path. Or, more accurately, the path was built around a couple of trees.
This is the view from the center.
And this is the center.
There is some seating nearby, too, if you want to pause for contemplation before or after your pilgrimage..