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A village in Taiwan was on the verge of disappearance as the government had been planning to build a housing estate there. All the plans were shattered by an OAP with a brush in his hand!
Several years ago the Taiwan’s government decided to knock down a village inhabited by veterans (today it is a part of the Taizhong city) to build a complex of apartment buildings there
The citizens were promised financial compensation,. However, one of them did not agree. Huang Yung-Fu was 86 years old back then
As he points out, ‘When I came here, there were about 1,200 households here and we all lived like a one big family.’
So the moment he was told the news, he grabbed his paintbrush and… started creating his stunning pictures on a variety of buildings
While he was working on it, a bunch of students came to the village. When they saw the works of Mr. Yung-Fu, they immediately took actions to save the place
They took several photographs and filed a petition to save the village. Very soon it was called the Rainbow Village and became a tourist destination
Many people who had left their homes there came back
Interestingly, Huang Yung-Fu is not a professional artist. It was his dad who passed on the love for drawing and painting
The man started painting at the age of 5. His first picture was a bird and it decorated the wall in his bedroom
Today the village is visited by millions of tourists every year. The place offers a lot of visual sensations
The author of the paintings is 97 years old today. However, he promises that he will continue to create until he dies!
Would you like to visit this place?