Only from above one recognises best the structure and the beauty of a labyrinth. For birds this is no problem, but still for us. We have this look maybe as a skydiver, paraglider, passenger in a balloon or an airplane? This is why I am glad that I can show now some labyrinths from the bird’s-eye view. I owe this to my son, which is owner of such a new “aircraft” with camera below, and generously has made some overflights.
Along the waterfront of the river Main (Mainlände) are still standing the sculptures of this year’s sculptor’s symposium to the subject Panta rhei (everything flows). The contribution of the the kindergarten children Saint Sebastian to this was a first with sawdust scattered Knidos labyrinth on a meadow near the volleyball court, that now is cut.
The second labyrinth of the same type is found on a meadow below the pilgrimage church “Maria im Sand”. The entrance is beside the sculpture “Fremder” (stranger), and the labyrinth is aligned to the sculpture “Jakobsstein” (Jakob’s Stone) standing there to represent the end of the Dettelbach sculpture way “Pilgervolk” (pilgrim’s People) from the symposium in 2005.
At the beginning of the year we made some overflights from other labyrinths. The videos can be watched on Youtube.
Here the Knidos labyrinth of Saint Alfons in Würzburg:
Here the Medieval labyrinth of Münsterschwarzach:
Here the Roman labyrinth of Retzbach:
Also in Google Earth one can sometimes see labyrinths if the quality of the satellite pictures is good enough. The knowledge of the geographic coordinates of a labyrinth (virtually their house number and address) quite help to the search.
Here the labyrinth of type Baltic wheel at the Mönchbergschule in Würzburg in an interactive map:
I owe an other nice view from above to my son-in-law who was on the move as passenger in a balloon just over a year ago, and by chance discovered the labyrinth at Eisingen. The photos are to be seen in the post quoted below.
- The Knidos Labyrinth at Eisingen (Germany)
- The Outdoor Labyrinth of Grace Cathedral at San Francisco
- The Labyrinth (type Baltic wheel) of the Mönchbergschule at Würzburg (Germany)