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Taiwan's Rainbow Village: Why The Only Resident Hand-Painted All The Buildings

97-year-old Huang Yung-Fu was the only resident left in his village and the government wanted to tear it down to build a more modern apartment complex. This was the only place Huang could call home as he had been born in China but migrated to Taiwan after the war.

“When I came here, the village had 1,200 households and we’d all sit and talk like one big family,” Huang shared with BBC. “But then everyone moved away or passed away and I became lonely.” With nowhere to go, he turned to art to ease his suffering.

Learn more about his story on My Modern Met. -via This is Colossal

(Image credit: Steven R. Barringer/Street Art Utopia; Wikimedia Commons)

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