[Tagging] ?=maze

John F. Eldredge john at jfeldredge.com
Fri Feb 20 19:24:56 UTC 2015


Labyrinths aren't usually defined as having only one way through them. They 
normally have side passages, although, like other mazes, there may be only 
one path that will succeed in taking you all of the way to the exit.

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On February 20, 2015 11:25:27 AM Brad Neuhauser <brad.neuhauser at gmail.com> 
wrote:

> The maze/labyrinth distinction is there. When I hear of modern labyrinths,
> it's usually in the context of religious/spiritual uses (since there's only
> one way, it lends itself to a walking meditation). Mazes are generally like
> a recreational puzzle, where you're trying to find your way.  Whether
> that's different enough for a separate tag, or just a subtag, I'm not sure.
>
> On Thu, Feb 19, 2015 at 4:24 AM, Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com
> > wrote:
>
> > Some forms of mazes and labyrinths
> >
> > 1.
> > - part of or entire garden (often of a castle or stately home or similarly
> > representative building), like this one:
> > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maze#mediaviewer/File:Longleat_maze.jpg
> > or this one:
> >
> > 
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maze#mediaviewer/File:Hedge_Maze,_St_Louis_Botanical_Gardens_%28St_Louis,_Missouri_-_June_2003%29.jpg
> >
> > These are typically "permanent" and do last more than a few weeks
> >
> > IMHO could be a garden:style
> > http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Garden_specification
> >
> >
> > Not sure if this should comprise stone mazes when put in similar context,
> > e.g. Donnafugata Castle:
> >
> > 
> http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-5_VDLUa6b-A/T4LEVS-CuAI/AAAAAAAABxk/9qCCsJ9iyCM/s1600/P1110213.JPG
> >
> > or in this Chinese garden:
> >
> > 
> http://thumbs.dreamstime.com/z/ruine-labyrinth-china-peking-yuanmingyuan-18665768.jpg
> >
> >
> >
> > 2.  seasonal stand alone labyrinths, often made of corn, typical in
> > southern Germany but also elsewhere, e.g.
> > http://www.maislabyrinth-eutingen.de/bilder?page=2
> >
> > one suggestion could be
> > amenity=maze as these are dedicated mazes.
> >
> >
> >
> > 3. Finger labyrinth, engraved mazes
> >
> > 
> http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Labyrinth#mediaviewer/File:Duomo_Lucca_cathedrale_Lucques_labyrinthe.jpg
> >
> > maybe tourism=artwork and subtype(s)?
> >
> >
> >
> > 4. Labyrinth mosaics and floor pavings
> > E.g. in portugal, Conimbriga
> >
> > 
> http://www.bilder-reiseberichte.de/labyrinthe/bilder/conimbriga-portugal-03-51.jpg
> > Or in France, Chartre
> >
> > 
> http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Labyrinth#mediaviewer/File:Labyrinth_at_Chartres_Cathedral.JPG
> >
> > ___
> >
> > FWIW, I have assumed in my contributions that "maze" and "labyrinth" would
> > be exchangeable (indeed in German they are), but the English wikipedia
> > suggests they are not (they claim: maze=several ways through, labyrinth:
> > just one way).
> >
> > cheers
> > Martin
> >
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