How a 97-Year-old Artist Used Doodles to Save His Beloved Hometown From Being Torn Down
By McKinley Corbley – May 25, 2019
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.