French researcher and journalist Jean Brunelin has published a photo of the left and right panel of the giant fresco on the west wall of the Rennes-le-Château church actually being one scene in this thread on Franck Daffos' forum
. (coule of posts down, the BIG picture) It's a great find; the landscape really look like one logical thing. There are some string indications that we are looking at the landscape of Perillos there, which strengthens the theory of the Three Holy Maps. I've been posting a little on Franck's forum about it and I'd like to share that with you here too so here's a summary:
The figure in the fresco is Saunière. The figure is dressed like a priest, carries an umbrella and wears the round priest hat Saunière always wore when he went away. Saunière was also known to take his umbrella everywhere. There's many photos on which he is holding it:
Now look at the similarities with the Perillos landscape:
the number of houses and how they lie on the hill is identical; I took this picture from the position of Saunière walking towards the middle of the Fresco. If you look at Jean's photos in the thread on Franck's forum the general feel of the rough Perillos landscape is entirely there with the Mount of Olives in the distance behind the ruined village.
The mountain with the castle on the left is not really a mountain. It's more like a plateau with sharp steep edges. More like the Plateau d'Opoul really which has a castle in about the same spot.
The small dolmen at the bottom right corner look like Roc Redon seen from the back:
Of course there's some artistic license in the fresco which makes you can never be sure. However, in this case we have three distinguishing features of the Perillos landscape. And more, Saunière actually used a couple of clever inversions again. On the left of the fresco it's summer, on the right it's winter. The Plateau d'Opoul that lies to the right of Perillos has been moved to the top and to the left of Perillos.
The thing that convinced me however is the similarity in geometry of the entire fresco and the Perillos geometry:
The three Chapels in Perillos (one in ruins in the middle of the plateau d'Opoul) make a perfect triangle. The legs of the triangle are identical in length in both cases (thanks Google Earth!) Same goes for the fresco. Notice the line crosses 4 crosses at the bottom and has the 'bulls eye' cross at the center.
Last clue: in the fresco we see Jesus preaching in the famous Sermon on the Mount. That mount was the Mount of Olives. The left leg of the Perillos triangle passes EXACTLY over the top of the Montaillou the Perillou, known on old maps of Perillos as Montagne des Olives
or Mount of Olives
I have no doubt where Saunière was going.