Art Tuesday - Labyrinths

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Tuesday, Sep 28 2010 by

In Greek mythology, the Labyrinth was an elaborate structure designed and built by the legendary artificer Daedalus for King Minos of Crete at Knossos. Its function was to hold the Minotaur.

In colloquial English labyrinth is generally synonymous with maze, but many contemporary scholars observe a distinction between the two: maze refers to a complex branching (multicursal) puzzle with choices of path and direction; while a single-path (unicursal) labyrinth has only a single, non-branching path, which leads to the center. A labyrinth in this sense has an unambiguous route to the center and back and is not designed to be difficult to navigate.

Labyrinth (Birds Eye)

Platt Fields Labyrinth (Birds Eye)
Platt Fields Labyrinth
St. Christopher's Episcopal Church Labyrinth (Birds Eye)
St. Christopher's Episcopal Church Labyrinth

Norwich cathedral labyrinth (Birds Eye)
Norwich cathedral labyrinth

Labyrinth - Stuttgart (Birds Eye)
Labyrinth - Stuttgart

Villa des Amis labrynth (Birds Eye)
Villa des Amis labrynth
Kripalu Yoga and Wellness Center Labyrinth (Birds Eye)
Kripalu Yoga and Wellness Center Labyrinth

Labyrinth and Zodiac Garden (Birds Eye)
Labyrinth and Zodiac Garden
The Crystal Labyrinth (Birds Eye)
The Crystal Labyrinth

Labyrinth Garden Earth Sculpture (Birds Eye)
Labyrinth Garden Earth Sculpture