Matejicek Profile

I love exploring everything around me - thus, it is not surprising I am scientist. The important aspect of doing good science is to travel a lot...

All in all, I am travelling quite a lot, mostly around Europe. Since I like nature as well as bustling cities and quiete historical towns, the list of my visited sites is quite diverse.

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Recent Reviews Matejicek


White City of Tel-Aviv

Matejicek Czechia - 29-Dec-19

White City of Tel-Aviv

I already expressed my enthusiasm towards Tel-Aviv as a "non-member" three years ago. Now, I would like to comment it more in detail and add an obvious photo of a representative "white" building metioned in the official Tel Aviv - Yafo, Preservation Map and Guide purchased in the Bauhaus Center in 2017 (PHOTO - 23 Pinsker St., Mintz-Elenberg House / Anchor House, architect Pinchas Hutt, 1935-36) - the house is located in the buffer zone of the Bialik area, and it is kind of typical as seen on the massive stripe of windows covering the stairwell, but it is symmetrical unlike the classical Bauhaus. Another quite frequent feature is that the original balconies were covered by windows with shutters.

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Berlin Modernism Housing Estates

Matejicek Czechia - 29-Dec-19

Berlin Modernism Housing Estates

I visited 5 of 6 locations soon after the inscription some 10 years ago, but still have not managed to see the most appreciated component by our communitity - Tuschkastensiedlung. The first visit I would call as "exploratory", and I was not disappoined. My favorit component is Hufeisensiedlung and I visited this place then several times on every occasion. The reason is not only convenient location on the U-bahn line but very delicate atmosphere I feel during every my visit.

I like not only the blueish horshoe building with the pond in the middle but also dark red small buildings assembled to rhombus shapes located to the West from the main building. 

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Bahá’i Holy Places

Matejicek Czechia - 28-Dec-19

Bahá’i Holy Places

I will add nothing new with my review: This place is shiny and monumental, but it is only a sterile tourist trap. I did half a day trip to Haifa from Tel Aviv 3 years ago, and was very disappointed. Not only by the temple but also by the city of Haifa. Only positive thing I would like to stress was the magnificent view from the site towards the bay of Haifa, and a delicate atmosphere inside the shrine (at the entrance to the shrine, which si the most important place of this religion, a guide - handsome guy - told me the basic data about the religion and other useful information). Nevertheless, I would rather stay in Tel Aviv anyway. Only reason for me to visit Haifa again in the future would be the stay at the world-famous Technion Institute located furher uphill...

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Noyau historique d'Antwerpen -Anvers- de l'Escaut aux anciens remparts de vers 1250 (T)

Matejicek Czechia - 28-Dec-19

Noyau historique d

Antwerp is very interesting city that I had opportunity to visit and enjoy several times. But I dare to say that the proposed TWHS - city center within the walls from 1250 - is not the most appealing feature of Antwerp - one can see something simillar even in other parts of Belgium and Netherlands. Furthermore, it has already 3 gorgeous WHS, and I think it will stay that way!

However, I must admit that Grote Markt and the interior of the cathedral have wow-effect to me every visit (even at night - PHOTO). The main reason for my visit to Antwerp is usualy ..

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Litomysl Castle

Matejicek Czechia - 26-Dec-19

Litomysl Castle

I still do not understand why this castle became WHS, but I am not expert on renaissance castles... Maybe I am slightly biased, but I perefer Italian originals. Well, the exterior is interesting (described already by other travellers), but during the guided tour I could not see anything exceptional inside the castle.

However, the town of Litomyšl is very pleasant and relaxed, and it is always refreshing after travelling from busy Prague. The cultural spirit of Litomyšl is expressed by testimony of the composer Friedrich (Bedřich) Smetana (annual music festival Smetanova Litomyšl) and also by exceptional artist Josef Váchal (1884-1969) - the unique museum of Váchal, so called Portmoneum, is very close to the castle.

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Profile Data

Name
Matejicek
Country
Czechia
Most Impressive
Prague, Florence, Siena, Assisi, Bauhaus, Primeval beech forests
Proposal
Lecce, Scrovegni chapel, Amami-Oshima Island etc. forests, West Bohemian Spa Triangel + Luhacovice, Karlstejn
Rating Stats
Assisi 5
Prague 5
Siena 5
Meteora 4.5
Brugge 4
Cracow 4
Kotor 4
Modena 4
Reims 4
Riga 4
Rome 4
Sintra 4
Telc 4
Vienna 4
Arles 3.5
Avignon 3.5
Belem 3.5
Belfries 3.5
Ferrara 3.5
Oporto 3.5
Potsdam 3.5
Trebic 3.5
Verona 3.5
Graz 3
Pienza 3
Urbino 3
Warsaw 3
Orange 2.5
Syracuse 2.5
Vlkolinec 2.5
  1. Alanya (T)
  2. Amalienborg and its district (T)
  3. Amami-Oshima Island, Tokunoshima Island, the northern part of Okinawa Island and Iriomote Island (T)
  4. Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe - extension (Czechia) (T)
  5. Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe - extension (Poland) (T)
  6. Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe - extension (Slovakia) (T)
  7. Archipelago of la Maddalena and Islands of Bocche di Bonifacio (T)
  8. Bouches de Bonifacio (T)
  9. Centro storico di Parma (T)
  10. Ceský ráj (Czech Paradise) Rock Cities (T)
  11. Cetinje Historic Core (T)
  12. Cultural Landscape of Innsbruck-Nordkette/Karwendel (T)
  13. Early Medieval Monastic Sites (T)
  14. Extension of the World Heritage Site "Historic Centre of Prague" with the important Monuments in its Vicinity (T)
  15. Extension to the Joint World Heritage Property "Primeval Beech forests of the Carpathians (Slovak Republic and Ukraine) and the Ancient Beech forests of Germany (Germany)" (T)
  16. Fishpond Network in the Trebon Basin (T)
  17. Frontiers of the Roman Empire (Austria) (T)
  18. Frontiers of the Roman Empire (Germany) (T)
  19. Fuzina Hills in Bohinj (T)
  20. Geyser in Herlany (T)
  21. Great Spas of Europe (Czechia) (T)
  22. Historical Lisbon, Global City (T)
  23. Karst Valleys of Slovakia (T)
  24. La Camargue (T)
  25. Le Palais de Justice de Bruxelles (T)
  26. Les passages de Bruxelles / Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert (T)
  27. Les villes antiques de la Narbonnaise et leur territoire: Nimes, Arles, Glanum, aqueducs, via Domitia (T)
  28. Leuven/Louvain, batiments universitaires, l'héritage de six siècles au sein du centre historique (T)
  29. Levadas of Madeira Island (T)
  30. Montagne Sainte-Victoire et sites cezaniens (T)
  31. Mountain-top Hotel and Television Transmitter Ještěd (T)
  32. Natural Reserves of Tatras Mountain (T)
  33. Nice, la ville neuve née du tourisme, ou l’invention de la Riviera (T)
  34. Nîmes, l'Antiquité au présent (T)
  35. Noyau historique d'Antwerpen -Anvers- de l'Escaut aux anciens remparts de vers 1250 (T)
  36. Old Synagogue and Mikveh in Erfurt - Testimonies of everyday life, religion and town history between change and continuity (T)
  37. Orvieto (T)
  38. Paper Mill at Velké Losiny (T)
  39. Pombaline Lisbon (T)
  40. Rade de Marseille (T)
  41. Renaissance Houses at Slavonice (T)
  42. Romanesque Cathedrals in Puglia (T)
  43. Royal Seats in Esztergom, Visegrád with the former Royal Wood in the Pilis Mountain (T)
  44. Salento and the "Barocco Leccese" (T)
  45. ShUM cities of Speyer, Worms and Mainz (T)
  46. Site of the Retiro and the Prado in Madrid (T)
  47. Sites funéraires et mémoriels de la Première Guerre mondiale (Front Ouest) (T)
  48. Sites mégalithiques de Carnac (T)
  49. Sites of Globalization (T)
  50. Sites of Great Moravia: Slavonic Fortified Settlement at Mikulcice - Church of St.Margaret at Kopcani (T)
  51. Sites of Great Moravia: Slavonic Fortified Settlement at Mikulcice - Church of St.Margaret at Kopcani (T)
  52. The broader region of Mount Olympus (T)
  53. The Burren (T)
  54. The city of Bergamo (T)
  55. The concept of the lenticular historical town core of Kosice City (T)
  56. The Cultural Landscape of Civita di Bagnoregio (T)
  57. The Dunejec River Gorge in the Pieniny Mountains (T)
  58. The Historic City of Dublin (T)
  59. The Karlstejn Castle (T)
  60. The Porticoes of Bologna (T)
  61. The Royal Sites of Ireland: Cashel, Dún Ailinne, Hill of Uisneach, Rathcroghan Complex, and Tara Complex (T)
  62. The timeless, humanistic architecture of Jože Plečnik (T)
  63. The West Bohemian Spa Triangle (T)
  64. Tokaj Wine Region (T)
  65. Via Francigena in Italy (T)
  66. Villas of the Papal Nobility (T)
  67. Zagorochoria - North Pindos National Park (T)
  68. Žatec – the Hops Town (T)

Reviewed TWHS

  1. Noyau historique d'Antwerpen -Anvers- de l'Escaut aux anciens remparts de vers 1250 (T)
  2. Leuven/Louvain, batiments universitaires, l'héritage de six siècles au sein du centre historique (T)
  3. Cultural Landscape of Innsbruck-Nordkette/Karwendel (T)
  4. Frontiers of the Roman Empire (Germany) (T)
  5. Frontiers of the Roman Empire (Austria) (T)
  6. Amami-Oshima Island, Tokunoshima Island, the northern part of Okinawa Island and Iriomote Island (T)
  7. Nîmes, l'Antiquité au présent (T)
  8. Centro storico di Parma (T)
  9. The Porticoes of Bologna (T)
  10. The Karlstejn Castle (T)
  11. Fishpond Network in the Trebon Basin (T)
  12. Žatec – the Hops Town (T)
  13. The timeless, humanistic architecture of Jože Plečnik (T)
  14. Sites of Globalization (T)
  15. Via Francigena in Italy (T)
  16. Renaissance Houses at Slavonice (T)
  17. Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe - extension (Poland) (T)
  18. Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe - extension (Slovakia) (T)
  19. Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe - extension (Czechia) (T)
  20. Extension to the Joint World Heritage Property "Primeval Beech forests of the Carpathians (Slovak Republic and Ukraine) and the Ancient Beech forests of Germany (Germany)" (T)
  21. Bouches de Bonifacio (T)
  22. Sites of Great Moravia: Slavonic Fortified Settlement at Mikulcice - Church of St.Margaret at Kopcani (T)
  23. Extension of the World Heritage Site "Historic Centre of Prague" with the important Monuments in its Vicinity (T)
  24. Tokaj Wine Region (T)
  25. Alanya (T)
  26. The broader region of Mount Olympus (T)
  27. Montagne Sainte-Victoire et sites cezaniens (T)
  28. Geyser in Herlany (T)
  29. Great Spas of Europe (Czechia) (T)
  30. The Burren (T)
  31. Archipelago of la Maddalena and Islands of Bocche di Bonifacio (T)
  32. Villas of the Papal Nobility (T)
  33. Salento and the "Barocco Leccese" (T)
  34. Orvieto (T)
  35. Romanesque Cathedrals in Puglia (T)
  36. The Cultural Landscape of Civita di Bagnoregio (T)