Using Art to Save a Hometown

Photo by Steven R. Barringer, CC

When the Taiwanese government was threatening to demolish his beloved hometown, a retired war veteran managed to save the place with a paintbrush.

97-year-old Huang Yung-fu is responsible for transforming the Nantun district of Taichung City into “The Rainbow Village” that now attracts throngs of visitors.

Prior to the village becoming one of the region’s most popular tourist destinations, the area had become increasingly run-down.

The area used to house over 1,200 families – but as more and more people moved away  in search of better living conditions, Huang became…

This article was sourced from the Good News Network.

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