Jean Lecaillon Profile

I was born in 1983 and i live in Paris and i'm interested in WHS since 2012.

I created a WHS album on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152240838225570&type=3

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Lut Desert

Jean Lecaillon France - 29-Sep-22

Lut Desert

Low in beautiful landscapes, Lut Desert is the exception that proves the rule in Iran. It is known like the hottest place in the world, but frankly speaking, it was nice when i've been there (november 2016). This desert is awesome and rare, it is not an erg or reg, it is a blend of earth and dust. Very special but incredible. The must-see is the light during the sunset, so enjoyable.

In France, our Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises us where we can go and where we should not go thanks to a scale of values: in particular a map with colours, green when it's ok, red when it's not (yellow and orange between green and red). I guess it's more or less similar in other countries (western countries at least). Today, Iran is totally in red for political reasons (especially today it's understandable because of protests and the death of Mahsa Amini, but it was not so obvious before). It was not the case in november of 2016, but Lut Desert and almost all the borders of Iran were coloured in red. The invoked reason was mainly presence of anti-personnel mines

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Agra Fort

Jean Lecaillon France - 04-Sep-22

Agra Fort

The Agra Fort is a huge fort very similar to the Red fort in delhi. To be honnest, i'm not able to distinguish either one if i had two pictures in front of me. But, contrary to the red fort, i visited this one. 

It's quiet interesting but not so much beautiful compared to all the indian monuments they can build. I mean it's not the best souvenir i had in India. However, the size of the red stones are impressive. And it's rare i guess: you can see another WHS from this WHS! It's obviously the famous Taj Mahal, along the Yamuna river. We could start a thread on the forum about such possibility: to see a WHS from another one? :) (maybe it already exists, i didn't verify)

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Nisa

Jean Lecaillon France - 22-Aug-22

Nisa

I feebly rated this site as the other members of the Community because it remains almost nothing of this old city. It looks like trenches of the WWI in a dry area...It's comparable to susa in Iran.

However, these are the ruins of one of the first capital of the Parthian Empire.

But it's an easy WHS to do thanks to its proximity of the crazy capital of Turkmenistan. So do it :)

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Tchogha Zanbil

Jean Lecaillon France - 22-Aug-22

Tchogha Zanbil

Tchoga Zanbil is a nice and interesting pyramid but in my taste not so wonderful. I guess it depends on the people, one of my friend found it memorable, one of the best place in Iran ; it's not my own opinion.

The real positive point for me is that is the only heritage of the Kingdom of Elam. What is rare is precious.

This site just looks like a big "ziggurat" (pile) of bricks more or less recently arranged. It is, but some of these bricks are carved of an ancient writing, probably restored.

To conclude, it's a very interesting place which deserves its inscription, but I make express reservations due to a kind of non-authentic place.

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Ancient Merv

Jean Lecaillon France - 20-Aug-22

Ancient Merv

Gonur Depe and Merv belong to a very special country that I deeply recommend.

The site is composed of different and distant places which require small routes by car. It's a little bit special to see ruins of buildings dating of periods very different, that's probably why the site is laid out like this.

I remember the multitude of fragments of earthenware jars scattered on the ground, and above all the strange green vestiges of the old ovens.

My favourite building is on the joined picture, quite massive.

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Name
Jean Lecaillon
Country
France
Most Impressive
Iguazu (Argentina/Brazil) Quebrada de Humahuaca (Argentina) Trinidad (Cuba) Mont-Saint-Michel (France) Banks of Paris (France) Burgondy (France) Hills of Rajahstan (India) Lout desert (Iran) Petra (Jordan) Wadi Rum (Jordan) Teotihuacan (Mexico) El Tajin (Mexico) Guanajuato (Mexico) Samarkand (Uzbekistan) Giant's causeway (UK) Victoria falls (Zimbabwe)
Proposal
Cathédrale de Saint-Denis (France), Cliffs of Bonifacio (France), Jardins à la française (France), citadelles cathares (France), Bryce canyon (USA), Saint-Malo (France), Varanasi (India), Gustave Eiffel's architecture (France, Portugal, Hungary, Vietnam, Algeria), Lucknow (India), Indian wells (India), Jerash (Jordan), Melnik (Bulgaria), Transfagaran road (Romania), Dallol's depression (Ethiopia), Churches in Tigre (Ethiopia), Eastern's landscape of Caspian Sea (Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan), Ronda (Spain), Derawar Fort (Pakistan), Hingol NP (Pakistan) Sumela Monastery (Turkey), İshak Paşa Sarayı (Turkey), Danxia National Park (China), Chocolate Hills (Philippines), Fjaðrárgljúfur (Iceland), Mandalay historical sites (Myanmar), Canal de Panama (Panama), Frank Gehry's architecture (Panama, Spain, France, USA, Rep.Tcheque, Germany, Switzerland, UAE), Zaha Hadid's architecture (Germany, Azerbaïdjan, Spain, UAE, China, Russia, UK, France, South Korea, Italia, Belgium, Morocco), Neuschwanstein Castle (Germany)
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Rating Stats
Albi 5
Bagan 5
Petra 5
Cordoba 4.5
Iguacu 4.5
Lalibela 4.5
Samarkand 4.5
Tequila 4.5
Toledo 4.5
Yazd 4.5
Belem 4
Trogir 4
Bamberg 3.5
Belfries 3.5
Bordeaux 3.5
Brugge 3.5
Bukhara 3.5
Caceres 3.5
Champagne 3.5
Kotor 3.5
Ljubljana 3.5
Lyon 3.5
Morelia 3.5
Mostar 3.5
Nancy 3.5
Old Rauma 3.5
Oporto 3.5
Palenque 3.5
Panamá 3.5
Prague 3.5
Reims 3.5
Seville 3.5
Sintra 3.5
Split 3.5
Tiya 3.5
Aksum 3
Arles 3
Elvas 3
Evora 3
Puebla 3
Uxmal 3
Le Havre 2.5
Orange 2.5
Red Fort 2.5
Reichenau 2.5
Susa 2
Trier 2
Atapuerca 1.5
Nisa 1.5
Qalhat 1.5
  1. Aires volcaniques et forestières de la Martinique (T)
  2. Alpine and pre-alpine meadow and marsh landscapes (T)
  3. Ancient cities of Upper Myanmar : Innwa, Amarapura, Sagaing, Mingun, Mandalay (T)
  4. Architecture Moderne du XX siècle de la Ville de Montevideo (T)
  5. Azraq (T)
  6. Bishop's Basilica and Late-Antique Mosaics of Philippopolis, Roman Province of Thrace (T)
  7. Brooklyn Bridge (T)
  8. Buenos Aires – La Plata: Two capitals of the Culture of Modernity, Eclecticism and Immigration (T)
  9. Cathédrale de Saint-Denis (T)
  10. Central Balkan National Park (T)
  11. Central Park (T)
  12. Centre ancien de Sarlat (T)
  13. Chapultepec Woods, Hill and Castle (T)
  14. Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte (T)
  15. Cité de Carcassonne et ses châteaux sentinelles de montagne (T)
  16. City of Motovun (T)
  17. Delhi - A Heritage City (T)
  18. Desert Castles of Ancient Khorezm (T)
  19. Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo's Home-Study Museum (T)
  20. Diocletian's Palace and the Historical Nucleus of Split (extension) (T)
  21. Domaine de Fontainebleau : château, jardins, parc et forêt (T)
  22. Dreams in Stone - the palaces of King Ludwig II of Bavaria: Neuschwanstein, Linderhof and Herrenchiemsee (T)
  23. Eglises byzantines et post-byzantines de Curtea de Arges (T)
  24. Extension of the World Heritage Site "Historic Centre of Prague" with the important Monuments in its Vicinity (T)
  25. Head Office and Garden of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (T)
  26. Historic Centre of Guimarães and Couros Zone (extension) (T)
  27. Historical city of Izamal (Izamal, Mayan continuity in an Historical City) (T)
  28. Historical Lisbon, Global City (T)
  29. Hôpital Notre-Dame à La Rose - Lessines (T)
  30. Inle Lake (T)
  31. Insular area and bay of Colonia del Sacramento (T)
  32. Jaén Cathedral (extension of the Renaissance Monumental Ensembles of Úbeda and Baeza) (T)
  33. Jame' (Congregational) Mosque of Esfahan (T)
  34. Jerash Archaeological City (Ancient Meeting Place of East and West) (T)
  35. Kerman Historical-Cultural Structure (T)
  36. La Rambla (promenade maritime) de la Cité de Montevideo (T)
  37. Le champ de bataille de Waterloo, la fin de l’épopée napoléonienne (T)
  38. Le Charolais-Brionnais, paysage culturel de l'élevage bovin (T)
  39. Le noyau historique ou la 'Cuve' de Gand, et les deux abbayes qui sont à son origine (T)
  40. Le Palais de Justice de Bruxelles (T)
  41. Le Panorama de la Bataille de Waterloo, exemple particulièrement significatif de « Phénomène de Panoramas » (T)
  42. Les Alpes de la Méditerranée (Monaco) (T)
  43. Les citadelles mosanes (T)
  44. Les passages de Bruxelles / Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert (T)
  45. Les Plages du Débarquement, Normandie, 1944 (T)
  46. Les villes antiques de la Narbonnaise et leur territoire: Nimes, Arles, Glanum, aqueducs, via Domitia (T)
  47. Leuven/Louvain, batiments universitaires, l'héritage de six siècles au sein du centre historique (T)
  48. Massif du Mont Blanc (T)
  49. Melka Kunture and Balchit (T)
  50. Metz Royale et Impériale, enjeux de pouvoir, confrontations stylistiques et identité urbaine (T)
  51. Mining Historical Heritage (T)
  52. Monastery of Santa María de La Rábida and the Columbus Memorial Places in Huelva (T)
  53. Monuments, Sites and Cultural Landscape of Chiang Mai, Capital of Lanna (T)
  54. Mujib Nature Reserve (T)
  55. Nasqsh-e Rostam and Naqsh-e Rajab (T)
  56. Nîmes, l'Antiquité au présent (T)
  57. Noyau historique d'Antwerpen -Anvers- de l'Escaut aux anciens remparts de vers 1250 (T)
  58. Persepolis and other relevant buildings (T)
  59. Persian Caravanserai (T)
  60. Plasencia - Monfragüe - Trujillo : Paysage méditerranéen (T)
  61. Pombaline Lisbon (T)
  62. Rade de Marseille (T)
  63. Ring of cenotes of Chicxulub Crater, Yucatan (T)
  64. Roman Ways. Itineraries of the Roman Empire (T)
  65. Rouen : ensemble urbain à pans de bois, cathédrale, église Saint-Ouen, église Saint Maclou (T)
  66. Sacred Landscapes of Tigray (T)
  67. Shush (T)
  68. Silk Roads Sites in Turkmenistan (T)
  69. Silk Roads Sites in Uzbekistan (T)
  70. Sites funéraires et mémoriels de la Première Guerre mondiale (Front Ouest) (T)
  71. Southwest Coast (T)
  72. Taq-e Bostan (T)
  73. The Ancient Plovdiv (T)
  74. The Burren (T)
  75. The Hadrianic city of Italica (T)
  76. The Historic Centre of Sibiu and its Ensemble of Squares (T)
  77. The Historic City of Dublin (T)
  78. The Olive Grove Landscapes of Andalusia (T)
  79. The royal necropolis of the Thracian city of Seuthopolis – a serial site, extension of the Kazanlak Thracian tomb (T)
  80. The Royal Sites of Ireland: Cashel, Dún Ailinne, Hill of Uisneach, Rathcroghan Complex, and Tara Complex (T)
  81. The town of Melnik and the Rozhen Monastery (T)
  82. Turó de la Seu Vella de Lleida (T)
  83. Valle Calchaquí (T)
  84. Vila Viçosa (T)
  85. Zadar - Episcopal complex (T)