Even for the most dedicated wading pool aficionado, splashing around in the standard concrete circle can get a little dull. That’s why finding this HiMY SYeD labyrinth painted on the wading pool at Sir Casimir Gzowski park was such a welcome treat. According to his blog, the Toronto City of Labyrinths Project, SYeD aims to “create a labyrinth within walking distance of every Torontonian inside the city limits.”
This example is painted in bright shades of yellow, blue and orange and is based on the Chartres pattern. We loved following the path through the water, moving deeper and then shallower as the path moved toward and then away from the centre, and watching the play of circular waves on the surface against the circular path beneath.
by Sara Goodchild
Mazes and Labyrinths, Part I, and Mazes and Labyrinths, Part II.