Praha 2 - Sady Svatopluka Čecha

Vineyard songs and poems, Foglar’s stories, historical radio broadcasts, or fairy tales for children. A new Poesiomat is singing in Prague 2!

A new Poesiomat has been singing in Sady Svatopluka Čecha in Vinohrady since Monday, April 22. The world's very first Poesiomat was originally installed in Prague 2. After years, the machine has been replaced, moved to Sady Svatopluka Čecha, and the content has been completely revamped.

The Vinohrady Poesiomat now offers poems by Petr Borkovec, stories by Hana Lamková, and Foglar's memories. Passersby can listen to the musings of lifelong Vinohrady resident Hana Lamková, author of the famous children's series "Káťa and Škubánek" and other beloved bedtime stories, as well as an excerpt from Marek Toman's novel "Neptune's Cave." The Poesiomat also features Jaroslav Foglar's account of how he began writing his famous book "The Boys from Beaver River," named after the Prague scout troop he led for many years, and Lukáš Berný's tales of famous Vinohrady pubs. Additionally, it includes legendary excerpts from Svatopluk Čech's "The Excursions of Mr. Brouček" and a snippet from the history of Hašek's "Party of Moderate Progress Within the Bounds of the Law."

The Poesiomat also includes authentic historical recordings. In one of them, Jan Masaryk accompanies the world-renowned opera singer Jarmila Novotná on the piano, while another features a Czech Radio broadcast during the Warsaw Pact invasion in the events of August 1968.

The implementation of the Poesiomat in Sady Svatopluka Čecha was made possible with the support of the Prague 2 district.