Zvuky Prahy / Sounds of Prague

terénní nahrávky, zvukové umění, rádio, zvukové procházky
field recordings, sound art, radio, sound walks

At the Hamerský pond Záběhlice

Tags: water birds
Creator: milos (Miloš Vojtěchovský)
Submitted: 2019-07-06
Recorded: 2019-07-06
Licence: Creative Commons Licence
Download: zabehlicesplav.mp3

Falling water is heard at the sluice, and swifts occasionally fly in the sky. The pond is between Záběhlice and Spořilov on the Botič and Hamerský brook. On the right bank is the Church of the Birth of the Virgin Mary. The pond was founded in 1770 in connection with the establishment of copper iron mills and the water was used to power a copper mill. It is likely that the pond is older and has only been renewed or expanded. In the 1960s, the remains of a medieval fortress were found at the bottom of the pond. During the revitalization in 2008-2009, the eastern islet and small wetlands were built in the eastern part of the pond. There is a sports complex on the north bank.