Rainbow in the village Taichung
“Yes, this is just a rainbow, not the town!” – said the astonished tourists, when got to one of the streets of Taichung in Taiwan. Who would have thought that once they were ordinary and unremarkable! So bright and wonderful, like a rainbow, ordinary city block made by only one artist.
In the late 40’s – early 50’s military settlers built the village in Taichung. As you can imagine, the architectural elegance of this military town was not far from the barracks. But everything was changed by one man named Huang Yung-fu, 86 year-old veteran, who painted the streets in all the colors of the rainbow.
The colorful streets covered with portraits of screen stars, images of birds, humans and animals, and simply tasteless patterns.
Not far from this village, which stands on the outskirts of the city, there’s a university. Local students spread all over the news of the wonderful old man, Huang Yung-fu, and then came to TV broadcasters. And then followed tourists from Malaysia, Korea and Japan.