9 Replies to “Contest #614”

  1. 32°36’10.20″ S 26°55’03.49″ E
    Hogsback, South Africa
    The Edge Labyrinth

  2. Not easy.
    I was looking for complete different round constructions.
    And then a friend looked at the image and said “Oh, a maze”.

    The Edge Mountain Retreat (with maze)
    Hogsback 5721, South Africa

    32°36’06.53″ S 26°55’03.18″ E

  3. The Edge Labyrinth, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
    32°36’10.04″S 26°55’2.39″E

  4. The Edge Labyrinth, part of The Edge Mountain Retreat, Hogsback, Sout Africa. Coordinates 32°36’09″S 26°55’01″E .

  5. First, It would be appreciated if you could tell us the players how you discovered such places as this maze, as the Icelandic pool, as the river control structure, as the calibration target, as the gate tower, as (if we go into the past) the Peace park in Port Said… In comparison, such places as the panda solar system in China or the Coca-Cola logo in Chile are pretty well known! Thanks in advance.

    Secondly, Can you make hints that are understandable and “easy”. Most of the time I can solve the puzzle and most of the time I do NOT understand your Wednesday hint! I think of the players who spent a lot of time on the first part of the search who cannot find it finally because the hint is so precious and difficult. That does not help to keep those players with us, doesn’t it?

    Thirdly, This week we were looking for a(n) erased labyrinth at the Edge Mountain Retreat somewhere in South Africa, at -32.602782° 26.917397°. I have seen very nice pictures of it, when it was in good shape. I read, The Labyrinth at The Edge is an eleven-circuit Labyrinth, similar in design to the Labyrinth in the Chartres Cathedral in France. It is one of the most intricate Labyrinth designs. Our Labyrinth at The Edge has a diameter of 29 meters and a circumference of 91 meters. The length of the pathway is 700 meters, and the total distance of the walk to the centre and out is 1.4 kilometers, making it one of the largest Labyrinths in the world! It was completed in 2002. For many centuries the Labyrinth has been used as a pathway to spiritual discovery and fulfillment. The Labyrinth is used as a means to enhance prayerful attitudes, intimacy, meditative states, and spiritual focus. It can be used by anyone of any belief system. The Labyrinth has been part of human consciousness for about 5 000 years with the oldest recorded Labyrinth being a stone-carved relief in Sardinia dating back to about 2 500 BC. A Labyrinth-patterned building dated about 1 800 BC can be found near the pyramid of Pharaoh Amenemhet III in Fayum, Egypt. A coin unearthed in Syria and dating back to 1 300 BC has a Labyrinth pattern pressed into it. The Labyrinth has a protecting and nurturing nature. Homes, seafaring ships and Cathedrals often had a Labyrinth carving or painting, usually on the masthead or over the front door, to keep all within safe. Throughout history, the Labyrinth has been used for marriage and commitment ceremonies. Couples recite vows in the centre of the Labyrinth, then emerge together to mark their new life.

    Nice find!

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