Over the years, I have sought them out and have never been disappointed. Some have lovely names, though it is their patterns that I am drawn to. I have a couple of books about Mazes and Labyrinths, and a really lovely little one published by Wooden Books Ltd that has a simple brown paper cover that I couldn't resist.
In 2011, the Stansted Estate opened their new Yew Maze to the public and as my grandchildren love to go there, I didn't need an excuse to take them to check out the Maze.
Being rather on the short side, I asked a passing gardener to take the above shot for me. I think you can just about see the breaks in the hedging. It certainly needs a trim.
One of my all time favourite Mazes is the one in Barcelona at Parque del Laberinto de Horta, mainly because it was such a surprise find. The Horta Maze sits magnificently in the grounds of an aristocrat's family home (now owned by Barcelona City Council) but below it is a heavily populated residential concrete jungle. On a clear day though, you can see all the way down the mountain to the sea. The Maze has many twists and turns but when I eventually reached the centre of it, there was a seat that offered up such a peaceful, reflective space, I could have sat there for hours.
The Horta Maze
Back again soon with more finds. Thank you again Rinda for organising this pleasurable Hunt.