Hotel - Route de Saint-Etienne-de-Montluc, 44811 Saint Herblain, Route De St-Etienne-De-Montluc, Z.I. Atlantis, 44811 Saint-Herblain, Pays de la Loire, France - 2 Stars - 67, 65 Rooms (On Ciao since: 11/2006)
Caught in a vortex that leads to the heart of New Atlantis, Curtis Hewitt, a young photo-journalist, becomes a stranger in a land of high-end technology...... more
Caught in a vortex that leads to the heart of New Atlantis, Curtis Hewitt, a young photo-journalist, becomes a stranger in a land of high-end technology and archaic faith - his main mission is not only to return home, but to liberate the people of New Atlantis who live under the domination of ruthless gods. Sail the high seas on a 1904 freighter, steaming from the wilds of Patagonia to the bustle and securiy of New York... fly in a modern Atlantian craft filled with advanced Atlantian technologies, explore the rural village to learn Atlantian customs and beliefs, hide deep in the Atlantian forest where the villagers dare not go, brave an exotic and dangerous cave system, travel 8,000 years back in time to discover the lost city of Atlantis... and journey to the magnificent palace where the Atlantian gods live, to stand before them in judgment. In time, all will be revealed...for now, destiny awaits.
Luc Besson's Atlantis is a fitting companion to his globally popular feature The Big Blue, and presents a mesmerising, non-verbal experience of undersea...... more
Luc Besson's Atlantis is a fitting companion to his globally popular feature The Big Blue, and presents a mesmerising, non-verbal experience of undersea wonders. Described by one critic as "a thinking person's Fantasia", this 75-minute documentary glorifies ocean wildlife with a refreshing absence (apart from a pretentious spoken prologue) of narrative interference. It belongs on your shelf next to Baraka and Koyaanisqatsi. In fruitful collaboration with composer Eric Serra and cinematographer Christian Petron, Besson travelled the world to capture the grace and beauty of such amazing creatures as Floridian manatees, Bahamian dolphins, Australian great white sharks, sea snakes in the Seychelles, and many others. Divided into thematic "movements" like Disney's animated classic (including a stunning sequence of manta rays set to a Maria Callas performance of La Sonnambula), this glorious film has been visually overshadowed by the spectacular BBC series The Blue Planet, but it serves a different purpose: it's not so much a documentary as a meditative journey, perfect for all-ages viewing. --Jeff Shannon
In Antarctica, a glacial earthquake swallows up a team of scientists - and exposes a mysterious monument older than the Earth itself. In Peru, archaeologist Dr...... more
In Antarctica, a glacial earthquake swallows up a team of scientists - and exposes a mysterious monument older than the Earth itself. In Peru, archaeologist Dr Conrad Yeats is apprehended by US Special Forces to unlock the final key to the origins of the human race. In Rome, the Pope summons environmental activist Dr Serena Serghetti to the Vatican - and reveals a terrifying vision of apocalyptic disaster.
"- Key override - Made of high quality steel - 100 million code possibilities - Up to 8 digits code - Body 2mm, Door plate 3mm, Door plate 3mm & Door thickness...... more
"- Key override - Made of high quality steel - 100 million code possibilities - Up to 8 digits code - Body 2mm, Door plate 3mm, Door plate 3mm & Door thickness 40mm. Body Thickness: 2mm; Brand: Rottner; Cash Rating:; Combination: 8 digit code; Door Thickn"
...out who is to blame and get the queen back. Is it the barbarians on the neighbouring island? Is it treachery from within? Or is there some other darker force at play here? That is the mystery to be unravelled in Atlantis.
The thing which is the main draw about these games seems to be the graphics, character interactions and puzzles...although puzzles seem to be becoming a distant third...
Advantages: Very pretty and compact Disadvantages: None
...La Rochelle in the Charente-Maritime area of France is a port frequented by cruise ships who dock at the industrial harbour which is quite a distance from the town. At the beginning of June I was lucky enough to visit this French town on a cruise. Many years ago we had camped nearby but had never found time to visit so I was looking forward to having a look around.
Pedestrians are not...
Advantages: five different stories, many pages Disadvantages: the later stories seem a bit pointless
...i have always preferred stephen king's non-supernatural books to his horror and supernatural stories, and this is one of those, for the most part anyway.
This collection of five short(ish) stories are also loosely linked to one another - the main characters in the first story each have their own tale told in the next four chapters.
The first story tells of a group of young friends and how their...