Monday, June 13, 2011

Mazes

Almost every child who has grown up in Virginia has visited Luray Caverns.  I first visited with my family when I was 12 years old.  I thought the caverns themselves were, um, okay, but the Luray Caverns Garden Maze was truly the highlight for me.  First, I was able to get away from my two whiney sisters.  Second, I was able to do so in an amazing hedge maze.  I love the idea of a hedge maze.  Even a small intricate pattern of a low lying box maze catches my eye and interest. Here are a few of my favorites:
Luray Garden Maze
Hampton Court Palace
Ashcombe Maze Australia
Dole Plantation Maze
Hever Castle

Maze at Shangri La Kuala Lumpur
Van Dusen Maze
Villa Vizcaya Maze
Chatsworth
Villa Pisani

5 comments:

  1. Hello Michael:
    We too are fans of mazes and, quite interesting that you feature several British ones here. Yew makes such a wonderful hedge material and suitably dense so that one cannot peek through to determine the way out!

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  2. Hi, Michael - A great collection of images! My vote is for the beautiful Ashcombe Maze in Australia. It appears slightly claustrophobia-inducing, which suits a maze, don't you think?

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  3. Mark - I agree. Ashcombe hedges look so light and fluffy, it seems that one would bounce along off of them.

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  4. I agree. Mazes are something really special. I've been in the one at Hampton Court Palace and I loved it.

    Thanks for your visit and comment! Have a great weekend.

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  5. Mazes are fun. I have done Chatsworth and Hever Castle. It's that sense of panic when there is nobody around and you think you are lost. I think the most difficult I did was at Leeds Castle in Kent but there was a person sitting high up in the middle for anyone in distress.

    The Kuala Lumpur one looks difficult.

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