El Camino del Rey looks like a freakin’ Half Life level

I get this email in my inbox from my uncle. I read, I click…

…three minutes later I’m wiping the sweat from my palms, and shouting “Oh, no, oh you’ve got to be kidding me” at my computer screen.

First, the e-mail:

El Caminio del Rey (The King’s Pathway) is a walkway, now fallen into disrepair, pinned along the steep walls of a narrow gorge in El Chorro, near Álora in Málaga, Spain. The walkway has gone many years without maintenance, and is in a highly deteriorated and dangerous state. It is only one meter in width, and over a 700-meter fall, and over time it has also lost its handrail. Some parts of the walkway have completely collapsed and have been replaced by a beam and a metallic wire on the wall. Many people have lost their lives on the walkway in recent years. After four people died in two accidents in 1999 and 2000, the local government closed the entrances. However, adventurous tourists still find their way into the walkway.

And now, for the first time evar, I shall attempt to embed something in this blog thing place deal. Here goes:

[ Update: embed failed. Link: El Camino Del Ray ]

Here’s the original page. Wow, what an amazing place.

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3 thoughts on “El Camino del Rey looks like a freakin’ Half Life level”

  1. I had the exact same reaction (sweaty palms) . Emmy here at EA showed this to me.
    I’ve done some dumb things in my time…but you’ve got to have a death wish or adrenal deficiency syndrome to try this.

  2. Wrong Source engine game. This looks like a level from Dark Messiah. The HDR lighting could use another pass, though. Not enough contrast for my taste. The real world is so over-rated. I do like the way he used the persistent body rendering to help with the narrow walkways, though. Can’t do that in Half-Life 2.

    P.S. I’m so jealous. That place looks incredible. Amazing the places that aren’t covered by UNESCO world heritage status. Just a shame.

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