Weekly Photo Challenge: Twist


old street

bear family


rainbow village

painted houses

front door

jeremy lin

good luck

This site has been preserved when a grandfather fought for this old street. He painted the houses with graffiti that drew attention from people. There are drawings of famous Chinese artists, of Jeremy Lin, of characters like Mashimaro and Doreamon, and more. There are written inscriptions that encourages us to dream.. Visitors come by to take pictures and appreciate the art. Walking into the houses, you’d find the 90 plus year-old grandfather that doesn’t look like it and you can even take a photo with him. What particularly caught my attention was the bear family, which looked pitiful and at the same time encouraging on how they stuck together even through hard times. Other houses have already been demolished but that part of his street remain. Eventually, there would be new structures that will be built, but hopefully this one will be left untouched.




2 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Twist

  1. The pictures are great and the story is incredible. I wish I knew more? What was the man fighting for, for instance? What is to become of these houses?

    1. Thanks 🙂 The man fought for those old houses to not be demolished, that’s the part that was left from the community of houses that won’t be touched. It’s called Rainbow village, which the grandfather painted with colorful drawings. This place is now considered a cultural park. The cleared land will soon be developed. There’s a piece written about rainbow village here: http://foreignsanctuary.wordpress.com/2013/08/03/if-those-walls-could-talk-taichungs-rainbow-village/

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