Labyrinths - Pure-Landscapes

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Life's labyrinths

Für gewisse Ereignisse habe ich gelernt eine höhere Instanz als meinen eigenen Willen anzuerkennen.


Ich habe die Erfahrung gemacht, dass Dinge, die für mich bestimmt sind, mir jedenfalls zufallen.


Jede Situation, jeder Mensch, jedes Wort, jedes Erlebnis – alles, was mir zugedacht ist, fand und findet zur rechten Zeit zu mir, sei es auf geraden oder gewundenen Wegen. Labyrinthe waren schon immer Ausdruck für derartige Erfahrungen. Sie sind keine Irrgärten. Sie haben einen einzigen, verschlungenen Weg, der vom Startpunkt zum Ziel führt. Jede Windung stellt eine Art Umkehrpunkt oder einen Meilenstein im Leben dar. Ich ging mein Leben in Gedanken durch und wurde sehr dankbar für jede Windung. Daraus habe ich gelernt gegenwärtiger zu sein.


1: Holmengraa Labyrinth, Norwegen

2: Champ Island, Franz Josef Land

3: Chartre Labyrinth, Frankreich

4: Mt. Amery, Banff National Park, Kanada


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For some events, I have learned to accept a higher authority than my freewill.


It has been my experience that things that are meant for me, fall to me anyway.


Every situation, every person, every word, every great experience - all that is meant to me, found and finds to me at the right time, either straight or in twisted paths. Labyrinths have always been an expression for such experiences. They are no mazes. They are a single twisted path leading from the start to the goal. Each turn represents a kind of reversal point or milestone in life.


I thought about life and became very grateful for each turn. This lead me to trust more faithfully into a life in presence.


1: Holmengraa labyrinth, Norway

2: Champ Island, Franz Josef Land

3: Chartre labyrinth, France

4: Mt. Amery, Banff National Park, Canada

Champ Island Collage


The eternal appearing impressions of the inland ice caps which totally cover Champ Island inspired me to merge it with the twisted paths of the Holmengraa Labyrinth. It represents the seeking of our own goal along life's complexities.

Only few rocks are standing out of the ice - Cape Fiume to the left (former name of the city of Rijeka, Croatia, which belonged to Austria-Hungary at the time of Franz Josef Land's discovery in 1874 by the Austrian North Pol expedition), an isolated rock pinnacle in the middle and Cape Triest to the right (named after of the city of Triest, Italy, which belonged a that time also to Austria).

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Mount Amery Collage


The perfectly mirroring lake at the foot of Mount Amery in the Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada, is able to reflect glimpses of the Chartres Labyrinth. A Christian interpretation is that seeking for god leads in a single but twisted path to its sacred center which humans should endeavour a life long.

Mount Amery, Canada

Stein am Mandl Labyrinth


On a mountain tour to the flat top of "Stein am Mandl" (2043 m, Rottenmanner Tauern, Austria) I discovered a Labyrinth of organic form which reminded me of the Holmengraa Labyrinth.

Labyrinth at Stein am Mandl
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