Defining while Designing

Chartres replica design at Glenridge Hall

Photo submitted by Tony Foresta

This labyrinth design is a replica of the Chartres cathedral with an expansive diameter of 43.5 feet. Its alignment runs in a True East designation. By setting a morning alarm before sunrise on the Summer Solstice and observing the ray inside the shadow of the morning light, the validation of the directional point verified the True East accuracy.

Privately built for an individual with Parkinson’s, he hoped to use it for healing and medicinal purposes.

From a building perspective, to describe a labyrinth might consider the exceptional accuracy of its geometry and the affiliation people have with its pattern. It is also a hopeful tool for those who want to help themselves. Though, overall, it’s about understanding each step of the journey.

Tony Foresta
Labyrinth Builder



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