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Spilling Spring on Petřín hill

Creator: milos (Miloš Vojtěchovský)
Submitted: 2019-11-08
Recorded: 2019-11-06
Licence: Creative Commons Licence
Download: petrinka.mp3

The Petřínka spring flows out of the bronze tube in granite cubes and falls into the oval trough and into the drain. The inscription on the brass plate "Petřín Spring 1982" commemorates the year when the spring was restored to its present form. In 1986 there was a ceremonial opening of the spring with the participation of Elmar Klos, who lived in a house on the top of the Hungry Wall. The spring was then decorated with a statue, stolen within two days. The source of the water was supposedly changed in the past. Today, a small drift out of the sandstone outcrops above the well and led into the well. The groundwater is drinkable and the tributary fluctuates, occasionally in regular periods the pipe becomes fluffy as it reacts to the chnaging level in the well. The entire Petřín - Kinská, Nebozízek, Seminářská, Lobkovická and Strahovská gardens form an extensive water reservoir. The water from the Strahov and Petřín springs used to be distributed by pipeline to the palaces, hospitals, monasteries, fountains, paddling pools, schools, etc in Malá Strana. Today, almost all springs are drained into the sewerage system and end in Čertovka respective Vltava. Pitty.