One Man’s Village of Color
Are you using age as an excuse for your lack of creativity? Think you are too old to change the world you live in? Huang Yung-fu, an 86-year-old veteran from Taichung City, Taiwan, first picked up a paintbrush just two years ago. What started as a hobby became something with more of a purpose. Local families were protesting the scheduled demolition of an abandoned 1940s military encampment just on the outskirts of Taichung. Huang decided to do something more tangible to keep the buildings intact. He began his colorful artwork that soon covered not only buildings, but the streets, fences, and windows as well. Students at the nearby university saw his work and began taking photographs of it and posting them online. The photographs have now gone viral, the demolition is off the books, and Rainbow Village is listed as one of the must-see spots in Taichung City. I guess age is just a number.