Entries tagged with “architecture”.


Architecture is perhaps the epitome of human creativity. For thousands of years, it has been one of the most (if not the most) powerful ways of human expression. You can read about Egyptian culture in countless history books, but their culture only comes alive in all its imposing grandiosity when you see those testaments in stone they built. You may have read a thing or two about the power of religion in the Middle Ages, but you only truly experience the meaning of those words inside a cathedral. Even a despicable man as Hitler understood the potency of architecture, making architect Albert Speer one of the most important men in his Reich. (more…)

And so the dreaded holiday season is in full bloom again. Which means that… here comes the long awaited second demaskatory report of my Summer 2008 visit to the famous town of mystery and adventure – Rennes-le-Chateau, France. Sorry for having kept you waiting an entire year for this exciting climax. But now you’ll see just how much deeper did Gabriel Knight 3 manage to bury itself in its lies…


Part II: Behind The Fence

…its lies and factual errors. (more…)

gabetalkDeep in the Languedoc mountains… shrouded in darkness… lies Rennes-le-Chateau – the city of ancient secrets, hotels and museums in the must-play adventure game Gabriel Knight 3: Blood of The Sacred, Blood of The Damned. And it’s all based on reality… Is it?

Here’s how Gabriel Knight in person (and in Tim Curry‘s voice) described this town sometime in 1998 or 1999:

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