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Matejicek
Matejicek.

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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The Betlém Rock Sculptures near Kuks (T)

Matejicek Czechia - 06-Sep-21

The Betlém Rock Sculptures near Kuks (T)

What we can find now in the so-called New Forest are only small fragments of large Baroque program around the Hospital Kuks, the spa complex, founded by Count von Sporck in 18th Century. Unfortunately, the central scene of Bethlehem was seriously damaged. The sculptures and relieves were carved on/from the high-quality sandstone rocks in situ by one of the best baroque sculptors active in the Czech lands: Matthias Bernhard Braun, Austrian artist hired by Bohemian nobility. Originally, the sandstone statues were completed by wooden ones, carved in the trees, and all of them brightly painted. The statues were intended for contemplation, reflection, but also entertainment of the spa guests

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The Fortress of Terezín (T)

Matejicek Czechia - 06-Sep-21

The Fortress of Terezín (T)

The history of the fortress Theresienstadt has been already described in other reviews. Because of the dark shadows of shoah and suffering of human beings, so far I have been avoiding the place. I changed my mind, and traveled to Terezín on sunny Saturday of September 2021. I know the wider area around so called Porta Bohemica very well. It is the point where the Labe river leaves the fertile lowlands and crosses the Central Bohemian Uplands, which is of volcanic origin. I visited nearby medieval town of Litoměřice several times during this year, and the area is really amazing and worth-visiting even without Terezín.

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The Industrial Complexes at Ostrava (T)

Matejicek Czechia - 30-Aug-21

The Industrial Complexes at Ostrava (T)

During the last weekend of Summer holidays 2021, I finally managed to visit all the nominated industrial monuments of Ostrava, which were included to the tentative list some 20 years ago. It seems that the nomination is in a dormant state, and no further action of the state party of Czechia is foreseen... Even though I really enjoyed my visit, and the Ostrava agglomeration was the biggest and the most important hub of the coal mining and iron production of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire as well as socialistic Czechoslovakia, it has no chance to be inscribe in my opinion

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St. Petersburg

Matejicek Czechia - 24-Aug-21

St. Petersburg

Sankt Petersburg is a great city, and I have been to two times: as 3-days visit of a friend in 1999, and a conference trip for a week in 2008. Besides, we went also to Peterhof, which is (as many other places) the part of this WHS. Well, St. Petersburg is built in European classicist style, but it has rather non-European size: even walking along the Nevsky Avenue takes quite a long time. Thus, one day visit is really not enough, and a week would be a minimum. Another aspect is the setting of St. Petersburg, where river Neva, its canals and bridges are the added value and make the city really outstanding. We joined the boat trip, which was pleasant but rather chilly experience. I would recommend going to St. Petersburg in June during so called white nights (PHOTO taken at midnight!).

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Siena

Matejicek Czechia - 24-Aug-21

Siena

While Florence is more about the treasures of art and particular landmarks, I admire Siena as the prototype of Italian medieval town, and I could imagine to live there for a certain time. What I like is that Siena is an urban landscape and cannot be reduced to Piazza del Campo and Piazza del Duomo. Do not take me wrong: the interiors of Palazzo Pubblico are wonderful, the views from Torre del Mangia breath-taking, the atmosphere of Piazza del Campo amazing, and the appearance of Duomo with the Piccolomini library is not of this world (PHOTO). But you can walk to S Domenigo, or to S Francesco, or even to any small side-street to really enjoy Siena....

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Profile Data

Name
Matejicek
Country
Czechia
Most Impressive
Prague, Siena, Ravenna, Bauhaus, Meteora, Primeval beech forests
Proposal
Ještěd transmitter, Lecce, Zagori landscape, Burren landscape, Sligo megalithic landscape, Carnac megalithic landscape, Tainan temples in Taiwan

Recently Visited WHS

Update 05.09.21
Rating Stats
Prague 5
Rome 5
Siena 5
Assisi 4.5
Meteora 4.5
Cracow 4
Sintra 4
Telc 4
Vienna 4
Arles 3.5
Avignon 3.5
Belem 3.5
Belfries 3.5
Brugge 3.5
Ferrara 3.5
Kotor 3.5
Modena 3.5
Oporto 3.5
Potsdam 3.5
Reims 3.5
Riga 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
Nice 1.5
  1. Alanya (T)
  2. Amalienborg and its district (T)
  3. Bouches de Bonifacio (T)
  4. Centro storico di Parma (T)
  5. Ceský ráj (Czech Paradise) Rock Cities (T)
  6. Cetinje Historic Core (T)
  7. Cultural Landscape of Innsbruck-Nordkette/Karwendel (T)
  8. Art and Architecture in the Prehistory of Sardinia. The domus de janas. (T)
  9. Early Medieval Monastic Sites (T)
  10. Alvaro Siza's Architecture Works (T)
  11. Extension of the World Heritage Site "Historic Centre of Prague" with the important Monuments in its Vicinity (T)
  12. Fishpond Network in the Trebon Basin (T)
  13. Fungal Flora of Bukovské Hills (T)
  14. Fuzina Hills in Bohinj (T)
  15. Geyser in Herlany (T)
  16. Historical Lisbon, Global City (T)
  17. Iron Trail with Erzberg and the old town of Steyr (T)
  18. Karst Valleys of Slovakia (T)
  19. The concept of the lenticular historical town core of Kosice City (T)
  20. La Camargue (T)
  21. Archipelago of la Maddalena and Islands of Bocche di Bonifacio (T)
  22. Le noyau historique ou la 'Cuve' de Gand, et les deux abbayes qui sont à son origine (T)
  23. Le Palais de Justice de Bruxelles (T)
  24. Les passages de Bruxelles / Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert (T)
  25. Les villes antiques de la Narbonnaise et leur territoire: Nimes, Arles, Glanum, aqueducs, via Domitia (T)
  26. Leuven/Louvain, batiments universitaires, l'héritage de six siècles au sein du centre historique (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 and Cultural Landscape of Danube Region (T)
  31. Natural Reserves of Tatras Mountain (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. Ödön Lechner's independent pre-modern architecture (T)
  35. Old Synagogue and Mikveh in Erfurt - Testimonies of everyday life, religion and town history between change and continuity (T)
  36. Old Wastewater Treatment Plant in Prague-Bubeneč (T)
  37. Original Meadow - Pasture Sites of Slovakia (T)
  38. Orvieto (T)
  39. Paper Mill at Velké Losiny (T)
  40. Pombaline Lisbon (T)
  41. Rade de Marseille (T)
  42. Renaissance Houses at Slavonice (T)
  43. Romanesque Cathedrals in Puglia (T)
  44. Route of Magellan (T)
  45. Routes of Santiago de Compostela in Portugal (T)
  46. Royal Seats in Esztergom, Visegrád (T)
  47. Salento and the Barocco Leccese (T)
  48. Sites funéraires et mémoriels de la Première Guerre mondiale (Front Ouest) (T)
  49. Sites mégalithiques de Carnac (T)
  50. Sites of Globalization (T)
  51. Sites of Great Moravia: Slavonic Fortified Settlement at Mikulcice - Church of St.Margaret at Kopcani (T)
  52. Sites of Great Moravia: Slavonic Fortified Settlement at Mikulcice - Church of St.Margaret at Kopcani (T)
  53. The Betlém Rock Sculptures near Kuks (T)
  54. The broader region of Mount Olympus (T)
  55. The Burren (T)
  56. The city of Bergamo (T)
  57. The Cultural Landscape of Civita di Bagnoregio (T)
  58. The Dunejec River Gorge in the Pieniny Mountains (T)
  59. The Fortress of Terezín (T)
  60. The Historic City of Dublin (T)
  61. The Industrial Complexes at Ostrava (T)
  62. The Karlstejn Castle (T)
  63. The Memorial of Chatam Sófer (T)
  64. The Royal Sites of Ireland: Cashel, Dún Ailinne, Hill of Uisneach, Rathcroghan Complex, and Tara Complex (T)
  65. The Spa at Luhacovice (T)
  66. Tokaj Wine Region (T)
  67. Via Francigena in Italy (T)
  68. Villas of the Papal Nobility (T)
  69. Zagorochoria - North Pindos National Park (T)
  70. Žatec – the Hops Town (T)

Reviewed TWHS

  1. The Betlém Rock Sculptures near Kuks (T)
  2. The Fortress of Terezín (T)
  3. The Industrial Complexes at Ostrava (T)
  4. Žatec – the Hops Town (T)
  5. Art and Architecture in the Prehistory of Sardinia. The domus de janas. (T)
  6. Iron Trail with Erzberg and the old town of Steyr (T)
  7. The Royal Sites of Ireland: Cashel, Dún Ailinne, Hill of Uisneach, Rathcroghan Complex, and Tara Complex (T)
  8. Paper Mill at Velké Losiny (T)
  9. Old Wastewater Treatment Plant in Prague-Bubeneč (T)
  10. The Spa at Luhacovice (T)
  11. The concept of the lenticular historical town core of Kosice City (T)
  12. Natural and Cultural Landscape of Danube Region (T)
  13. The Memorial of Chatam Sófer (T)
  14. Ceský ráj (Czech Paradise) Rock Cities (T)
  15. Mountain-top Hotel and Television Transmitter Ještěd (T)
  16. Levadas of Madeira Island (T)
  17. The city of Bergamo (T)
  18. Fuzina Hills in Bohinj (T)
  19. The Dunejec River Gorge in the Pieniny Mountains (T)
  20. Old Synagogue and Mikveh in Erfurt - Testimonies of everyday life, religion and town history between change and continuity (T)
  21. Natural Reserves of Tatras Mountain (T)
  22. Zagorochoria - North Pindos National Park (T)
  23. Original Meadow - Pasture Sites of Slovakia (T)
  24. Fungal Flora of Bukovské Hills (T)
  25. Karst Valleys of Slovakia (T)
  26. Cetinje Historic Core (T)
  27. Noyau historique d'Antwerpen -Anvers- de l'Escaut aux anciens remparts de vers 1250 (T)
  28. Leuven/Louvain, batiments universitaires, l'héritage de six siècles au sein du centre historique (T)
  29. Cultural Landscape of Innsbruck-Nordkette/Karwendel (T)
  30. Nîmes, l'Antiquité au présent (T)
  31. Centro storico di Parma (T)
  32. The Karlstejn Castle (T)
  33. Fishpond Network in the Trebon Basin (T)
  34. Žatec – the Hops Town (T)
  35. Sites of Globalization (T)
  36. Via Francigena in Italy (T)
  37. Renaissance Houses at Slavonice (T)
  38. Bouches de Bonifacio (T)
  39. Sites of Great Moravia: Slavonic Fortified Settlement at Mikulcice - Church of St.Margaret at Kopcani (T)
  40. Extension of the World Heritage Site "Historic Centre of Prague" with the important Monuments in its Vicinity (T)
  41. Tokaj Wine Region (T)
  42. Alanya (T)
  43. The broader region of Mount Olympus (T)
  44. Montagne Sainte-Victoire et sites cezaniens (T)
  45. Geyser in Herlany (T)
  46. The Burren (T)
  47. Archipelago of la Maddalena and Islands of Bocche di Bonifacio (T)
  48. Villas of the Papal Nobility (T)
  49. Salento and the Barocco Leccese (T)
  50. Orvieto (T)
  51. Romanesque Cathedrals in Puglia (T)
  52. The Cultural Landscape of Civita di Bagnoregio (T)