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The Lierop Labyrinth

When the French Emperor Napoleon occupied our country he decreed  that everybody needed a name and should be officially registered.

Many people choose their names after the village in which they lived or were born in. As did my ancestors. The village Lierop still exists in the South of my country.

That we were not the only ones in the Netherlands with that name became clear when the village invited all of us  van Lieroppen for her 825th  “birthday ” in 1980.

Not surprisingly… Lierop has a labyrinth and you will understand that the Lierop Labyrinth is the first (.. of many!!) I want to share with you.

A sculptur created many artworks on his property, amongst them many labyrinths.

The walkable one is situated in the Sun Temple.

Here it is ……..

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