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