Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Rainbow Village

An old military dependents’ village in Taichung has been transformed by Huang Yung-fu, an 86-year-old veteran, into what is now known as Rainbow Village.  Apparently he had some time on his hands and saw the walls of these drab buildings as a huge canvas.

Recently the buildings were slated to be torn down, but after protests Taichung Mayor Jason Hu promised it would be preserved.

This area is tiny, two small alleys, but every inch is covered with paintings - it's amazing.

From the articles I've read it seems it's all been painted very recently, and he may even still be working on it.

The area was a little tricky for us to find, and luckily we found another person who showed us the way.  If you are in the area and would like to check it out yourself have a look at the map:

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The map and the picture below are the entrance we were shown - there may be an easier way to get there.  Follow the arrows (you will go through a small walkway between this green wall and the fence and feels a bit like you are trespassing) keep walking, veer right, and soon you will see the bright colors.

Not the most welcoming entrance, but this is your farewell image:

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  1. What a magical discovery for the two of you! I love the colors and paintings. Can I ask, who got dressed first that morning? xxoo

  2. I was wondering the same thing....cute. :)