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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Caves and Ice Age Art

Matejicek Czechia - 21-Sep-19

Caves and Ice Age Art

Paleolithic cave art has romantic conotations for me. There is very popular Czech (children) book called Mammoth Hunters by Eduard Storch, first published in 1918, but it became famous due to very realistic illustrations by Zdenek Burian in 1937. It is based on archeological excavations in Southern Moravia. The most famous artefact from this place and period is the Venus of Dolni Vestonice, which is around 25-29 000 years old (Gravettian period), and it is the oldest known ceramic statue in the world. Thus, cavemen belong to a common knowledge in Czechia, at least for my generation.

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Water Management System of Augsburg

Matejicek Czechia - 21-Sep-19

Water Management System of Augsburg

I spent few days in Augsburg in September 2019, and I must say it is very nice and very interesting place of Southern Germany. Despite a demage during WWII and modern (re)constructions, the historical core has its charm and refined character. It is relatively large town with several distinct districts: (1) the main axis with the highest concentration of monuments and museums goes from the Augsburger Dom, through Rathausplatz with huge Municipal Hall and Perlach Tower (+ the district adjacent to Rathausplatz in direction the railwaystation), alongside Maximilian street to the area around the monumental church of SS Ulrich and Afra; (2) The Lech District with a net of water canals, towers and other water works; (3) The area around Fuggerei

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Quedlinburg

Matejicek Czechia - 24-Aug-19

Quedlinburg

Ten years after my first visit to Quedlinburg, I traveled to Sachsen-Anhalt again in August 2019. I wanted to see not only the town of Quedlinburg but also other interesting places of this part of Germany. During my trip, I explored medieval churches and other structures from middle ages in Naumburg, Merseburg, Halberstadt, Gernrode, Magdeburg, and of course, in Quedlinburg. I must say that the region is stuffed by excellent pieces of architecture and of important history related to a broader area of Central Europe.

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Trebic

Matejicek Czechia - 24-Aug-19

Trebic

I grew up in Jihlava town, which is some 30 km Nord-West from Třebíč. Thus, I have been there many times. There is a rivalry between citizens of Jihlava and Třebíč that leads to questions, which town has larger market-square or which one is more developed, older, more beautiful, etc. Regardless of what town would be a winner in this a bit absurd competition, I must admit that the ensemble of St Procopius basilica and the former Jewish quarter with the cemetery is kind of special and unique, or at least the best example of its kind.

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Avignon

Matejicek Czechia - 07-Jul-19

Avignon

Avignon is quite touristy site but there is a good reason for that. Provence region is simply beautiful and Palais des Papes together with Pont d`Avignon is must-see for every tourist in the region. It has a serious drawback that Avignon has turned into a tourist trap in part. Fortunatelly, there is still relativelly tranquil places in historical parts of Avignon that embraces the inscribed core. I enjoyed also a boat trip on Rhone river.

The small core zone includes the monuments on the Rock of Doms and the adjacent torso of the bridge. All the monuments are built in two major styles - Romanesque and Gothic. As emphasized also by others, especially the Palais des Papes is an empty shell. But I enjoyed my visit despite this fact. I took it as a textbook of architecture, admired vault systems (PHOTO) and all the decorations in stone, and ignored instalations, objects and crowds inside. However, I found the huge metalic construction inside the main court of the Palace used as a podium for occassional concerts very very disturbing. The combined ticket for the Palace and the Bridge is for as much as 14.5 EUR that is quite a lot for empty rooms and for what remained from the bridge

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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
Oporto 5
Prague 5
Siena 5
Meteora 4.5
Arles 4
Brugge 4
Cracow 4
Kotor 4
Modena 4
Reims 4
Riga 4
Rome 4
Sintra 4
Telc 4
Vienna 4
Warsaw 4
Belem 3.5
Belfries 3.5
Ferrara 3.5
Orange 3.5
Potsdam 3.5
Trebic 3.5
Urbino 3.5
Verona 3.5
Graz 3
Pienza 3
Syracuse 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. Early Medieval Monastic Sites (T)
  13. Extension of the World Heritage Site "Historic Centre of Prague" with the important Monuments in its Vicinity (T)
  14. 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)
  15. Fishpond Network in the Trebon Basin (T)
  16. Frontiers of the Roman Empire (Austria) (T)
  17. Frontiers of the Roman Empire (Germany) (T)
  18. Fuzina Hills in Bohinj (T)
  19. Geyser in Herlany (T)
  20. Great Spas of Europe (Czechia) (T)
  21. Historical Lisbon, Global City (T)
  22. Karst Valleys of Slovakia (T)
  23. La Camargue (T)
  24. Le Palais de Justice de Bruxelles (T)
  25. Les passages de Bruxelles / Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert (T)
  26. Les villes antiques de la Narbonnaise et leur territoire: Nimes, Arles, Glanum, aqueducs, via Domitia (T)
  27. Levadas of Madeira Island (T)
  28. Montagne Sainte-Victoire et sites cezaniens (T)
  29. Mountain-top Hotel and Television Transmitter Ještěd (T)
  30. Natural Reserves of Tatras Mountain (T)
  31. Nice, la ville neuve née du tourisme, ou l’invention de la Riviera (T)
  32. Nîmes, l'Antiquité au présent (T)
  33. Noyau historique d'Antwerpen -Anvers- de l'Escaut aux anciens remparts de vers 1250 (T)
  34. Old Synagogue and Mikveh in Erfurt - Testimonies of everyday life, religion and town history between change and continuity (T)
  35. Orvieto (T)
  36. Paper Mill at Velké Losiny (T)
  37. Pombaline Lisbon (T)
  38. Rade de Marseille (T)
  39. Renaissance Houses at Slavonice (T)
  40. Romanesque Cathedrals in Puglia (T)
  41. Royal Seats in Esztergom, Visegrád with the former Royal Wood in the Pilis Mountain (T)
  42. Salento and the "Barocco Leccese" (T)
  43. ShUM cities of Speyer, Worms and Mainz (T)
  44. Site of the Retiro and the Prado in Madrid (T)
  45. Sites funéraires et mémoriels de la Première Guerre mondiale (Front Ouest) (T)
  46. Sites mégalithiques de Carnac (T)
  47. Sites of Globalization (T)
  48. Sites of Great Moravia: Slavonic Fortified Settlement at Mikulcice - Church of St.Margaret at Kopcani (T)
  49. Sites of Great Moravia: Slavonic Fortified Settlement at Mikulcice - Church of St.Margaret at Kopcani (T)
  50. The broader region of Mount Olympus (T)
  51. The Burren (T)
  52. The city of Bergamo (T)
  53. The concept of the lenticular historical town core of Kosice City (T)
  54. The Cultural Landscape of Civita di Bagnoregio (T)
  55. The Dunejec River Gorge in the Pieniny Mountains (T)
  56. The Historic City of Dublin (T)
  57. The Karlstejn Castle (T)
  58. The Porticoes of Bologna (T)
  59. The Royal Sites of Ireland: Cashel, Dún Ailinne, Hill of Uisneach, Rathcroghan Complex, and Tara Complex (T)
  60. The timeless, humanistic architecture of Jože Plečnik (T)
  61. The West Bohemian Spa Triangle (T)
  62. Tokaj Wine Region (T)
  63. Via Francigena in Italy (T)
  64. Villas of the Papal Nobility (T)
  65. Zagorochoria - North Pindos National Park (T)
  66. Žatec – the Hops Town (T)

Reviewed TWHS

  1. Nîmes, l'Antiquité au présent (T)
  2. Centro storico di Parma (T)
  3. The Porticoes of Bologna (T)
  4. The Karlstejn Castle (T)
  5. Fishpond Network in the Trebon Basin (T)
  6. Žatec – the Hops Town (T)
  7. The timeless, humanistic architecture of Jože Plečnik (T)
  8. Sites of Globalization (T)
  9. Via Francigena in Italy (T)
  10. Renaissance Houses at Slavonice (T)
  11. Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe - extension (Poland) (T)
  12. Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe - extension (Slovakia) (T)
  13. Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe - extension (Czechia) (T)
  14. 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)
  15. Bouches de Bonifacio (T)
  16. Sites of Great Moravia: Slavonic Fortified Settlement at Mikulcice - Church of St.Margaret at Kopcani (T)
  17. Extension of the World Heritage Site "Historic Centre of Prague" with the important Monuments in its Vicinity (T)
  18. Tokaj Wine Region (T)
  19. Alanya (T)
  20. The broader region of Mount Olympus (T)
  21. Montagne Sainte-Victoire et sites cezaniens (T)
  22. Geyser in Herlany (T)
  23. Great Spas of Europe (Czechia) (T)
  24. The Burren (T)
  25. Archipelago of la Maddalena and Islands of Bocche di Bonifacio (T)
  26. Villas of the Papal Nobility (T)
  27. Salento and the "Barocco Leccese" (T)
  28. Orvieto (T)
  29. Romanesque Cathedrals in Puglia (T)
  30. The Cultural Landscape of Civita di Bagnoregio (T)