|all pictures courtesy of Pavel Konečný|
Procházek, born in 1945, lives with his wife in Lipová, a community in the Czech Republic, west of the city of Olomouc. Now retired, during his working life he was a construction worker.
There is no information available about his early years. The earliest report says that in the 1970s he liked to roam the forest near his hometown, for example to pick mushrooms
During those walks it appeared to him that on the slopes near the village there were many half-destroyed walls. once built by farmers on local fields, but now for no particular use.
He also saw the stones of such an old, partly decayed wall, being loaded into a truck to be transported to a destination outside his own village.
Procházek talked about this with the mayor, who suggested him to restore such a wall himself, Reflecting on this suggestion, he came up with the idea not so much to rebuild a wall, but rather to use the old stones to build something beautiful.