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Luis Barragán House and Studio Caspar Dechmann

I visited this house during my one day in Mexico City flying home from Yucatán. The required reservation over the website did not work, therefore I just went there and was lucky to get a spot in a tour if though in Spanish.

The house is interesting: very clear but still full of asymmetries and surprises. Very modern but full of crosses as architectural elements and in old paintings. Very bright and open, but still protected from the outside world by high walls.

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Campeche Caspar Dechmann

The walls of Campeche are nice but not complete and Not all original. I cannot imagine that there were not several similar or even more impressive even in the new world. For European standards they are modest. I either don't know enough to say if the colourful houses of the old city are unique and if there OUV is justified. However, to wander through the streets is a delight. Many houses are nicely renovated and the streets are full of shops, bars, restaurants and galleries.

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L'oeuvre architecturale d'Henry van de Velde Caspar Dechmann

I am always taken by the buildings by Henry van der Velde: I visited several of them by chance: the magnificent museum Kröller-Möller, the buildings in Weimar and Gent. First it is very impressive the wide range from art nouveaux like some buildings in Brussels to the modern buildings like the Kröller-Möller and the Gent University. But while the early works are much clearer, more sculpted then the houses by some of his friends like Horta, the later buildings still seem more "alive", warmer, nicer to live in then the works by Corbusier and Gropius.

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The Ahuehuete Tree of Santa Maria del Tule Caspar Dechmann


Zone de monuments de Puebla et Cholula Caspar Dechmann

I visited this site during my trip to Mexico in 2009 and found it fascinating: Just the largest pyramid in the world is an impressiv fact. But it is hidden under a large hill, crowned with a important pilgrimage church, supposedly destroyed several times by lightning as vengeance of the old, previously revered god. It is somehow a mystery to me why not more of the pyramid is excavated since it could be as important as Teotihuacan.

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Caspar Dechmann's Lists

  1. Aachen Cathedral
  2. Abbey and Altenmünster of Lorsch
  3. Abbey of St Gall
  4. Acropolis
  5. Altamira Cave
  6. Amsterdam Canal Ring
  7. Ancient Kyoto
  8. Ancient Nara
  9. Archaeological Site of Delphi
  10. Arles
  11. Assisi
  12. Asturian Monuments
  13. Avignon
  14. Bamberg
  15. Bauhaus Sites
  16. Belfries
  17. Bellinzone
  18. Benedictine Convent of St. John
  19. Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe
  20. Bordeaux
  21. Botanical Garden, Padua
  22. Brugge
  23. Budapest
  24. Burgos Cathedral
  25. Burgundy
  26. Calakmul
  27. Camino Real
  28. Campeche
  29. Canal du Midi
  30. Central University City Campus of the UNAM
  31. Cistercian Abbey of Fontenay
  32. Classical Weimar
  33. Cologne Cathedral
  34. Cordoba
  35. Corfu
  36. Costiera Amalfitana
  37. Dubrovnik
  38. Etruscan Necropolises
  39. Ferrara
  40. Flemish Béguinages
  41. Florence
  42. Fortifications of Vauban
  43. Fortified City of Carcassonne
  44. Frontiers of the Roman Empire
  45. Fujisan
  46. Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz
  47. Genbaku Dome
  48. Genoa
  49. Granada
  50. Grand Place, Brussels
  51. Graz
  52. Hal Saflieni Hypogeum
  53. Himeji-jo
  54. Hiraizumi
  55. Horyu-ji Area
  56. Istanbul
  57. Itsukushima Shrine
  58. Kinderdijk
  59. La Chaux-de-Fonds / Le Locle
  60. Las Medulas
  61. Laurisilva of Madeira
  62. Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces
  63. Loire Valley
  64. Longobards in Italy
  65. Lübeck
  66. Luis Barragán House and Studio
  67. Lyon
  68. Major Town Houses
  69. Malbork Castle
  70. Mantua and Sabbioneta
  71. Margravial Opera House
  72. Maulbronn Monastery
  73. Medici Villas and Gardens
  74. Megalithic Temples of Malta
  75. Mexico City and Xochimilco
  76. Monte San Giorgio
  77. Morelia
  78. Museumsinsel (Museum Island)
  79. Muskauer Park
  80. Mycenae and Tiryns
  81. Nancy
  82. Naples
  83. Nikko
  84. Oaxaca and Monte Alban
  85. Old City of Berne
  86. Olympia
  87. Oporto
  88. Pannonhalma
  89. Paris, Banks of the Seine
  90. Piazza del Duomo (Pisa)
  91. Pilgrimage Church of Wies
  92. Plantin-Moretus Museum
  93. Pompei
  94. Pont du Gard
  95. Popocatepetl monasteries
  96. Potsdam
  97. Prague
  98. Prehistoric Pile Dwellings
  99. Puebla
  100. Pyrénées - Mont Perdu
  101. Quedlinburg
  102. Querétaro
  103. Rammelsberg and Goslar
  104. Ravenna
  105. Regensburg
  106. Reichenau
  107. Residences of the Royal House of Savoy
  108. Rhaetian Railway
  109. Rhodes
  110. Rome
  111. Route of Santiago de Compostela
  112. Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France
  113. Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans
  114. Sacri Monti of Piedmont and Lombardy
  115. Saint-Emilion
  116. Salzburg
  117. San Gimignano
  118. San Miguel de Allende
  119. Santa Maria delle Grazie
  120. Schönbrunn
  121. Serra de Tramuntana
  122. Seville
  123. Shirakawa-go and Gokayama
  124. Sian Ka'an
  125. Siena
  126. Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District
  127. Speyer Cathedral
  128. Split
  129. St. Petersburg
  130. Statue of Liberty
  131. Stoclet House
  132. Strasbourg
  133. Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
  134. Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona
  135. Teotihuacan
  136. The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier
  137. Tower of London
  138. Trogir
  139. Upper Middle Rhine Valley
  140. Uxmal
  141. Valletta
  142. Vatican City
  143. Venice and its Lagoon
  144. Verona
  145. Versailles
  146. Vézère Valley
  147. Vicenza
  148. Vienna
  149. Wachau Cultural Landscape
  150. Wartburg Castle
  151. Westminster
  152. Würzburg Residence
  153. Xochicalco
  154. Yagul and Mitla
  155. Yuso and Suso Monasteries
  1. Asuka-Fujiwara : Archaeological sites of Japan's Ancient Capitals and Related Properties
  2. Centre ancien de Sarlat
  3. Centro Storico di Lucca
  4. Centro storico di Parma
  5. Centro Storico di Pavia e Certosa
  6. Chaîne des Puys et faille de Limagne
  7. Cittadella (Victoria - Gozo)
  8. Citté-fortezza di Palmanova
  9. Darmstadt Artists' Colony Mathildenhöhe
  10. De la Grande-Île à la Neustadt, une scène urbaine européenne
  11. Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo's Home-Study Museum
  12. Diocletian's Palace and the Historical Nucleus of Split (extension)
  13. Dreams in Stone - the palaces of King Ludwig II of Bavaria: Neuschwanstein, Linderhof and Herrenchiemsee
  14. Frontiers of the Roman Empire
  15. Gdansk - Town of Memory and Freedom
  16. Great Spas of Europe
  17. Great Spas of Europe
  18. Hiraizumi - Temples, Gardens and Archaeological Sites Representing the Buddhist Pure Land (extension)
  19. Hydraulic Engineering and Hydropower, Drinking Water and Decorative Fountains in Augsburg
  20. Île de Djerba
  21. Jômon Archaeological Sites in Hokkaidô, Northern Tôhoku, and other regions
  22. L'oeuvre architecturale d'Henry van de Velde
  23. La Rioja and Rioja Alavesa Vine and Wine Cultural Landscape
  24. Lake Maggiore and Lake D'Orta lakelands
  25. Le noyau historique médiéval ou la "Cuve" de Gand
  26. Le Palais de Justice de Bruxelles
  27. Le rivage méditerranéen des Pyrénées
  28. Les passages de Bruxelles / Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert
  29. Les villes antiques de la Narbonnaise et leur territoire: Nimes, Arles, Glanum, aqueducs, via Domitia
  30. Leuven/Louvain, batiments universitaires, l'héritage de six siècles au sein du centre historique
  31. Luther memorials in Saxony-Anhalt, Saxony, Bavaria and Thuringia
  32. Massif du Mont Blanc
  33. Massif du Mont-Blanc
  34. Mdina (Citta Vecchia)
  35. Nieuwe Hollandse Waterlinie
  36. Noyau historique d'Antwerpen -Anvers- de l'Escaut aux anciens remparts de vers 1250
  37. Orvieto
  38. Padova Urbs Picta. Giotto, the Scrovegni Chapel and the 14th century painting cycles
  39. Romanesque Cathedrals in Puglia
  40. Romanesque Cultural Enclave in the North of Castile-Leon and the South of Cantabria
  41. ShUM cities of Speyer, Worms and Mainz
  42. Site of the Retiro and the Prado in Madrid
  43. Temples, Shrines and other structures of Ancient Kamakura
  44. The city of Bergamo
  45. The Marble Basin of Carrara
  46. The Mediterranean Facet of the Pyrenees (France-Spain)
  47. The Porticoes of Bologna
  48. The Venetian Works of defence between 15th and 17th centuries
  49. Victoria Lines Fortifications
  50. Zadar - Episcopal complex
  1. Aachen Cathedral
  2. Acropolis
  3. Agra Fort
  4. Ajanta Caves
  5. Aksum
  6. Altamira Cave
  7. Alto Douro
  8. Amiens Cathedral
  9. Amsterdam Canal Ring
  10. Ancient Kyoto
  11. Ancient Nara
  12. Ancient Thebes
  13. Angkor
  14. Archaeological Site of Delphi
  15. Arles
  16. Assisi
  17. Atapuerca
  18. Avignon
  19. Bahla Fort
  20. Bamberg
  21. Belem
  22. Blenheim Palace
  23. Bordeaux
  24. Bukhara
  25. Cahokia Mounds
  26. Canal du Midi
  27. Caral-Supe
  28. Castel del Monte
  29. Çatalhöyük
  30. Central Amazon Conservation Complex
  31. Chartres Cathedral
  32. Chavin
  33. Chichen-Itza
  34. Chola Temples
  35. City of Bath
  36. Classical Gardens of Suzhou
  37. Costiera Amalfitana
  38. Crac des Chevaliers
  39. Crespi d'Adda
  40. Damascus
  41. Dazu Rock Carvings
  42. Defence Line of Amsterdam
  43. Djenné
  44. Dubrovnik
  45. Durham Castle and Cathedral
  46. Edinburgh
  47. El Escurial
  48. Ephesus
  49. Epidaurus
  50. Etruscan Necropolises
  51. Fatehpur Sikri
  52. Flemish Béguinages
  53. Florence
  54. Fontainebleau
  55. Fortified City of Carcassonne
  56. Galapagos Islands
  57. Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz
  58. Giant's Causeway
  59. Göreme NP
  60. Granada
  61. Grand Canal
  62. Grand Canyon
  63. Great Barrier Reef
  64. Great Himalayan National Park
  65. Great Wall
  66. Ha Long Bay
  67. Himeji-jo
  68. Horyu-ji Area
  69. Iguacu
  70. Imperial Palace
  71. Imperial Tombs
  72. Istanbul
  73. Itchan Kala
  74. Jantar Mantar
  75. Kremlin and Red Square
  76. Kronborg Castle
  77. Lake Baikal
  78. Las Medulas
  79. Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces
  80. Leptis Magna
  81. Loire Valley
  82. Machu Picchu
  83. Mahabodhi Temple Complex
  84. Malbork Castle
  85. Maritime Greenwich
  86. Maulbronn Monastery
  87. Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor
  88. Megalithic Temples of Malta
  89. Meidan Emam, Esfahan
  90. Meroe
  91. Mesa Verde
  92. Meteora
  93. Mexico City and Xochimilco
  94. Moenjodaro
  95. Mont-Saint-Michel
  96. Monticello
  97. Mount Athos
  98. Mount Wutai
  99. Museumsinsel (Museum Island)
  100. Mycenae and Tiryns
  101. Nasca Lines
  102. Neolithic Orkney
  103. New Lanark
  104. Nikko
  105. Nubian Monuments
  106. Oaxaca and Monte Alban
  107. Old City of Berne
  108. Old City of Jerusalem
  109. Olympia
  110. Palenque
  111. Paris, Banks of the Seine
  112. Persian Garden
  113. Petra
  114. Piazza del Duomo (Pisa)
  115. Plitvice Lakes
  116. Pompei
  117. Pont du Gard
  118. Potala Palace
  119. Potsdam
  120. Prague
  121. Puebla
  122. Pyramids (Memphis)
  123. Qhapaq Ñan
  124. Rammelsberg and Goslar
  125. Rapa Nui
  126. Ravenna
  127. Red Fort
  128. Redwood
  129. Reims
  130. Rhodes
  131. Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras
  132. Rome
  133. Route of Santiago de Compostela
  134. Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France
  135. Saint Catherine Area
  136. Salamanca
  137. Samarkand
  138. Sana'a
  139. Sanchi
  140. Santiago de Compostela
  141. Serengeti
  142. Seville
  143. Shibam
  144. Siena
  145. Silk Roads
  146. South China Karst
  147. Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District
  148. Speyer Cathedral
  149. Split
  150. St. Petersburg
  151. Stonehenge
  152. Strasbourg
  153. Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
  154. Taj Mahal
  155. Tasmanian Wilderness
  156. Teotihuacan
  157. Tikal National Park
  158. Tower of London
  159. Trier
  160. Troy
  161. Tsingy de Bemaraha
  162. University of Coimbra
  163. Upper Middle Rhine Valley
  164. Vatican City
  165. Venice and its Lagoon
  166. Verona
  167. Versailles
  168. Vézère Valley
  169. Victoria Falls
  170. Vienna
  171. Villa Adriana (Tivoli)
  172. Villa d'Este
  173. Wachau Cultural Landscape
  174. Wartburg Castle
  175. West Norwegian Fjords
  176. Westminster
  177. Wulingyuan
  178. Würzburg Residence
  179. Yellowstone

Profile data

Country: Switzerland

Visited WHS: 155

Most impressive: Venice

Proposal for a new WHS: Gdansk, New York Central Park

Recently visited WHS

Update January 9, 2017
Campeche
Luis Barragán House and Studio