lurksenpai
7992
1 week ago

I visited it last year and the old man was there! You can take photos with him for a small fee, which I did. It goes towards sustaining the village/paintings I think :)

autismispropoganda
3378
1 week ago

hooker money, my dude

mirrorsthrowaway
2303
1 week ago

That dude deserves as many hookers as he wants

discerningpervert
1738
1 week ago

Guys I don't mean to brag but I uh saved my village too

mcintegrate
798
1 week ago

Here’s some 💰 to buy a 🥥

Dmharper80
423
1 week ago

WE DONT TALK ABOUT THE COCONUT

Edit: does no one listen????

JollyLlama19
190
1 week ago

[NSFL]

Edit: well, apparently no one listens....

puddlejumper9
115
1 week ago

Thank you. After reading about the coconut this thread is way too hilarious

[deleted]
26
1 week ago

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[deleted]
11
1 week ago

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hodl_this
16
1 week ago

What kind of sick rabbit hole did you just send me down. My God.... that was..... fantastic.

AJDx14
6
1 week ago
QuestionableTater
3
1 week ago

AAAAHHHH MY EYES!

KINGxDMND
4
1 week ago

No! For the love of god! Fuck!

MultiGamerClub
4
1 week ago

wow i completely reading this last year..

big_wendigo
1
1 week ago

Holy shit this is hilarious.

BigZmultiverse
34
1 week ago

Consider the coconut!

mrchaotica
2
1 week ago

THE WHAT?!

BigZmultiverse
2
1 week ago

Consider its treeeee

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-1
1 week ago

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[deleted]
7
1 week ago

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2
1 week ago

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puddlejumper9
1
1 week ago

I just read about the coconut and it was worth it to now understand how funny this is.

JustFoxeh
53
1 week ago

Save your money and break his arms!

naufalap
35
1 week ago

But his mom isn't alive anymore

randypriest
28
1 week ago

Since when has that been an issue?

Artonedi
4
1 week ago

If you didn't kow there is old post about dude who broke his arm and couldn't fab so his mother amm.. helped him. After his arm was healed they had sexual relationship for long time. So yeah..

The_Follower1
19
1 week ago

Pretty sure they were implying necrophilia wasn't an issue and already knew that broken arm bit.

Evildead1818
17
1 week ago

Tell us something we don't know....

randypriest
13
1 week ago

I know. It was a joke about necrophilia, just in case you missed it.

spamtardeggs
13
1 week ago

Good Lord, here we go again.

trojan_gif_horse
1
1 week ago

It's always such a pleasure

Vdaggle
8
1 week ago

Are you suggesting coconuts migrate?

HououinKyouma2010
1
1 week ago

Of course not, they're carried by swallows.

the_mighty_skeetadon
1
1 week ago

African or Taiwanese?

inkatabasis
2
1 week ago

Hookers—not coconuts—my dude.

toyoda_kanmuri
15
1 week ago

i think he was referring to a redditer who repeatedly nutted into a coconut...

Stranded_In_A_Desert
12
1 week ago

I’m pretty glad I apparently missed that reference.

samchellthrowaway
8
1 week ago

Still a funny and horrifying read. It's just one of those legendary reddit posts that stand out like Swamps of Dagobah.

Dickiepoo
1
1 week ago

I'm not....where's a link?!?!

snakeob69
7
1 week ago

INTO a coconut?

crumples up paper

Back to the drawing board.

CrypticResponseMan
1
1 week ago

Skeet skeet skeet, like a mad nutter

zilfondel
2
1 week ago

Its hookernuts all the way down!

1chunkabunk
6
1 week ago

Minecraft Youtubers be like

LynxRocket
5
1 week ago

Get this man 17 hookers, NOW!

spicy_af_69
3
1 week ago

Guys it sounds like we need to get this man some hookers

inDface
2
1 week ago

you must be on of the village people

darkotwist
1
1 week ago

Username checks out

esterator
1
1 week ago

username checks out

HurricaneRising
1
1 week ago

Name checks out

GlimmervoidG
65
1 week ago

Possibly even after he is dead - Taiwanese funeral strippers

cmyer
23
1 week ago

TIL

Z3r0mir
84
1 week ago

As someone of Taiwanese descent, this is very uncommon and most consider it tacky as fuck. It's the same concept as proposing during someone else's wedding day here in the US. Does it happen? Yes. Is it extremely frowned upon and cringy? Also yes.

T-MinusGiraffe
31
1 week ago

Funeral strippers

It's the same concept as proposing during someone else's wedding day

My dude has seen some crazy wedding parties

cmyer
13
1 week ago

I can't say I'm shocked.

Eclipsed830
11
1 week ago

Tacky, maybe... but not uncommon and I don't think it's extremely frowned upon. Even the temples (at least in Taipei) hire these strippers if it's their temples specific gods birthday. lol

gymnasticRug
6
1 week ago

sending some sunday morning strippers to church for my man J.C.

goRockets
7
1 week ago

Is it less common nowadays? Back when I was in Taiwan in Taipei in the late 80s and early 90s, funeral dancers aren't really that unusual. They are mostly go-go dancers rather than strippers anyways.

I also remember political campaign rallies with dancers. Maybe American politicians should bring that tradition here!

bhamv
15
1 week ago

Taiwanese dude here. Yes, it's much less common these days. I wouldn't be surprised if this practice dies out in a generation or two.

poktanju
1
1 week ago

American campaign rallies used to have whiskey and barbecue! And don't forget Andrew Jackson's huge wheel of cheese.

Gui_Montag
1
1 week ago

Hell yeah , bee democracy, vote for the candidate whose dancers shake their ass most enthusiastically

Dzanidra
5
1 week ago

So since Felicity already proposed during a wedding, is it safe to assume we'll get strippers at Olivier's funeral?

white_android
2
1 week ago

Depends if Barry fucks up another timeline or not.

ParanoidCrow
1
1 week ago

Currently living in Taiwan. I've seen my fair share of these on the streets of new Taipei city, not that common but definitely still very much there. They even had all the high tech lightwork and heavy Taiwanese 8+9 style dubstep music.

boomboomclapboomboom
6
1 week ago

The real TIL right der in da comments, yo!

tjt5055
1
1 week ago

Learn something obscure and new every day on here

Mute2120
1
1 week ago

Beautiful

trojan_gif_horse
1
1 week ago

However, historical records of women stripping at temple events dated back to the late 1800s.

Celebrate! Not celibate!

larhavoc
1
1 week ago

You’re goddamn right.

BackdoorAlex2
1
1 week ago

The village bicycle

Hanschristopher
1
1 week ago

Seeing as he’s 96, that might not be good for his heart

Lvl100Magikarp
1
1 week ago

it says in the article that he was unmarried and had no children, and then he got sick and met an elderly nurse at the hospital, they fell in love and got married, so no hookers

tnylnk
0
1 week ago

No need, all the single women who want to travel and go on an adventure will fuck him.

chutiyabehenchod
0
1 week ago

He deserves your wife too

WWDubz
31
1 week ago

If he had been upfront about this, I would have given him x4 the fee

white_android
7
1 week ago

What if he was being upfront about it and the small fee goes towards paint and supplies but everything else goes to hookers and possibly drugs.

Plagueground
8
1 week ago

He's 96, all he wants is soup and a nap.

didnotwanttoregister
6
1 week ago

He married!

islandpilot44
2
1 week ago

In brothels I frequent, a 96 year-old would get service for no fee.

Yugan-Dali
2
1 week ago

That's rude.

autismispropoganda
1
1 week ago

Is he not allowed to enjoy himself with the fruits of his labour?

snktido
1
1 week ago

Doesn't need money. Just offer to paint them nude.

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-8
1 week ago

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damn_peggy
3
1 week ago

chillfully thus far

kingknth
245
1 week ago

yep! just came back from taiwan, and had a photo with him. also, they didn't ask for us for a certain price, but for a small donation.

it's a great place, and definitely one of my favorites in taiwan

https://i.imgur.com/mHCUjC0.jpg

Liquiditi
46
1 week ago

Dude that is awesome! How was the village experience for you?

kingknth
45
1 week ago

absolutely loved it, man. i never expected it to be like that. i have some photos on my phone if you'd want to see!

edit: also, if y'all are planning on visiting the taichung area, i can recommend our tour guide who went above and beyond to make sure the experience was amazing for my group and myself.

AhdaAhda
12
1 week ago

Would love to know info of the said tour guide

the_arkane_one
2
1 week ago

Damn I was in Taichung city like a year ago for a week and somehow missed this place.

takethestairsfatass
2
1 week ago

You look so stoked!

LAMSapprovedwheelies
107
1 week ago

semi-related, but I went to see the terracotta warriors near Xi'an last year and one of the farmers who made the discovery was there signing museum books about the recovery effort.

It was about 50 dollars (Australian, so that'd be 35 USD) with his signature and a photo with him, but I felt like i was really worth it considering the size of the book and its content. Of course, that was my most expensive purchase for that trip haha.

ficuseater
67
1 week ago

We did the same thing because our tour guide brought us to him. Googled him afterwards and was a total scam. Weren’t even close to the same age. Sorry man

LAMSapprovedwheelies
50
1 week ago

http://www.taowestventures.com/the-terracotta-warriors-an-emperors-legacy-budget-travel-tips/

Just found this page after reading your comment.... wow okay. Was not expecting this information. So he's alleged to be fake, but I wouldn't be surprised if that was the case.

Honestly? I'm impressed. Had his own shop and everything right in the heart of the museum area.

Karl_Satan
22
1 week ago

You got the real China tourist experience

LAMSapprovedwheelies
2
1 week ago

It'll be a true memory of what kind of country that place was - gotta take the good with the bad. It's all part of the experience.

Karl_Satan
1
1 week ago

100%

oGsBumder
24
1 week ago

Dude just got China'd. He'll be wiser next time he's there.

Ravenjade
31
1 week ago

I did that too but I heard it was a scam.

Nimara
39
1 week ago

Depending when you went, it could be the guy. Technically there is a couple guys but Yang Zhifa was the one known to be hired by the museum to sign autographs and books. He has since retired though. If you got the book signing in the museum back in the day, most likely pretty legit but if it was outside the museum, it's possibly a scam.

SJU_W4r_H4wk
8
1 week ago

Sorry, 50 with the book included or 50 just for the signature/photo op?

LAMSapprovedwheelies
8
1 week ago

50 with the book included, but it has just been pointed out to me by another couple of redditors that it may have been/probably was a scam. Nonetheless, it appears that there are real book signings by the real farmers. So maybe do a bit of research on that if you ever plan on going there.

SJU_W4r_H4wk
4
1 week ago

With the book included it doesn't really seem like a terrible deal. I'm sure seeing the terracotta warriors in person was well worth the trip.

LAMSapprovedwheelies
2
1 week ago

Yeah absolutely, even if the signature wasn't that of a real discoverer, that is what I would pay for a similar book in my home country, so I'm not that bothered.

GrabSomePineMeat
3
1 week ago

I lived in Xi'an one summer. The Warriors are an absolute amazing feat of humanity and I highly suggest that people have a chance to see it at least once in their lives. The Warriors really show how we are the same as those who lived 2000 years ago in respect to our humanity and ingenuity (also in our paranoia, lol).

wngmv
3
1 week ago

I lived in Xi'an one summer.

Why would you do that to yourself?

As a Chinese, I'd love to visit Xian one day but I'll avoid it like flies in the summer. It's inhumanely hot.

GrabSomePineMeat
1
1 week ago

I was volunteering at a school. I did it because I wanted to visit that area of the country for long enough to get to know the people.

And yes, it was fucking humid as hell. Which, considering the pollution and general cleanliness of the area, made it smell like shit constantly. I don't think I actually saw the blue sky the entire time I was there. Still, I really liked the city and the people.

wngmv
2
1 week ago

Winter probably was just as brutal since the coal would have been burning at max capacity for heating. When were you there?

I was in Xi'an once and that was because my flight to Lhasa stopped at their airport. The whole airport was covered in a blue smoke as if you were in a tiny room where 10 people are smoking non-stop. It was surreal. I didn't know that level of smog was possible. I flew into Beijing in the winter a few times and I never saw that level of pollution.

GrabSomePineMeat
1
1 week ago

Was there in July and August. Pollution was the 2nd worst I had ever seen (New Dehli is on another level).

simplefactothematter
15
1 week ago

I was there pretty recently but they had a cardboard cut out of the guy there instead. Anybody know if he’s still around or if he passed on?

lurksenpai
24
1 week ago

Some other commentor visited last month and said he was just sitting there chilling, so I think he’s still with us :)

simplefactothematter
5
1 week ago

That’s good to hear! Maybe I just happened to go on a day when he had some other business to attend to

FuckRedditInc
7
1 week ago

Says in the article that he's in poor health which is why he's not there every day.

Cub3h
0
1 week ago

He was still there as of a month ago: https://i.imgur.com/wMytXN2.jpg

simplefactothematter
1
1 week ago

Lookin good! I was there a little more recently but it was probably just his day off

livthegypsy
10
1 week ago

Awwww I love this!!

Stargazer1910
6
1 week ago

He must be real sweet guy :)

Glad to read such stories now and then

Stakoman
3
1 week ago

I need a picture of that kind man

HnNaldoR
2
1 week ago

Yeah he was awesome. He would say a few nice things to you as well. Like tell kids to keep up with their studies or wish you good health.

My day tour guide goes there quite often and they are rather friendly. Nice to see their interactions. Like the old man commenting that he had not seen him for awhile and why he did not bring more people there.

I wish him the best of Health and hope he can be there painting for years to come.

Elegant_Oven
2
1 week ago

That's so wholesome :D

MegaAlex
2
1 week ago

Do you Still hace the pictures? :)

lurksenpai
2
1 week ago

It’s buried too deep in my photo album! A few other commentators had photos so you should check them out.

PinkNinja16
2
1 week ago

I went there 3 years ago, met the old man, got a photo with him too and hes soo nice

woolfyjr
2515
1 week ago

I just went last month. Lots of people told me it wasn't worth going to because it was crowded and small.

Fuck that. It was incredible. The colours are so vivid and it genuinely feels like you're walking in some kind of magical land. Also the story behind it's existence is amazing.

<3 Taiwan

Cub3h
447
1 week ago

I was there about a month ago as well, and while it wasn't the highlight of my trip it was definitely worth a visit. I'd heard the story about the guy building the village but had no idea he was still alive and kicking until I saw him sitting there just chilling out.

Grahamatter
76
1 week ago

I'm here now, what should I do? What was your highlight?

woolfyjr
51
1 week ago

If youre visiting Taiwan send me a message! I’ve got lots of recommendations

Sarah-rah-rah
31
1 week ago

Can you post them here so we can all read them?

457undead
22
1 week ago

He is trying to avoid the flock of sweaty redditors to his secret spots

TrekkiMonstr
22
1 week ago

Yup, all those rich sweaty Redditors with cash to drop on going to Taiwan

Blurrel
-2
1 week ago

Taiwan is cheap af.

TrekkiMonstr
1
1 week ago

Flights are not, and many people don't have significant savings.

Blurrel
1
1 week ago

The flights are the only bit that you really need to save for. The time there is relatively inexpensive.

I.e. Taiwan is cheap comparatively to traveling other places. Shoulda been clearer.

woolfyjr
1
1 week ago

n

I've lived in Taiwan for two years and traveled a lot in the country but have not gone everywhere yet so i'll give you my best recommendations from what I've done and what my Taiwanese friends have told me. TLDR at the bottom.

If you can rent a scooter do it, it makes life so much easier and freeing! They're very easy to drive and if you have lots of experience riding a bicycle or dirt bikes then you'll pick it up in minutes.

If you have access to a vehicle of some sort or have the time (trains and buses on the east coast are slower), definitely go to the east coast! Hualien and Taitung are absolutely breathtaking and so enjoyable to drive. They're are also not very touristy, have great night markets and lots to do. Green island is also wonderful.

Taipei is a great capital city and has lots to do, Yangminshan mountain is great as well as Maokong.

Taichung is a really fun and vibrant city with one of the best night markets food wise. Kaohsiung is very busy but also more relaxed than Taipei. If you;re in the city I would 100% recommend going to Cijin island! Easily accessible by ferry.

Kenting is an unbelievable beach on the southern point. reat national park and lovely coastal views and driving. Surfing here is great so is the party life if that's what you're into. It is however a lot more touristy than the east coast, so if you're not looking for a super "found" place, the east coast is better.

TLDR: Go to Hualien/Taitung if you have the time. Go to Taichung and Kaohsiung for sure. Kenting if you want a perfect beach and touristy spot.

If you;re in a particular city I have lots of restaurant recommendations too if people want that.

shortsightedcats
6
1 week ago

Hey man! I’m currently in Hualien and have another 2 weeks in Taiwan. If the offer for recommendations is still there I’d love to hear more about cool things to do/see in this country :)

similar_observation
1
1 week ago

Taiwan has a crapton of neat shit. Did you have plans to travel around? Each city and region has its own famous thing. Taipei being a huge chunk of cool stuff.

Mostly food. But when I think of Taiwan, I think of food. Food, and scary driving.

ZeldaVII
1
1 week ago

Happy Cake Day.

shortsightedcats
1
1 week ago

Definitely traveling around! And I can’t agree more about the food :)

Simonpink
1
1 week ago

If you're in Hualien, and you haven't already, make the trip to Taroko National Park. The gorge is quite impressive. The National Palace Museum is full of artifacts that were taken from China when Chiang Kai Shek fled from Mao. You'll need to take a bus up to them, but Qingjing Farm and Sun Moon Lake in the Nantou mountains have awesome views. I live in Taichung City and there's not much to do here, aside from Feng Chia night market or a visit to one of the many love hotels.

shortsightedcats
1
1 week ago

Going to the gorge tomorrow and I can’t wait! Heard so much about hahah. Sun Moon lake is definitely on my list to visit and so is Taichung. Maybe it’s not interesting from a locals perspective but as a tourist I’m sure it’ll nonetheless be interesting (fingers crossed lol). I’m heading over there in a week or so and if you have any recommendations for food I’m all ears!

woolfyjr
1
1 week ago

I've lived in Taiwan for two years and traveled a lot in the country but have not gone everywhere yet so i'll give you my best recommendations from what I've done and what my Taiwanese friends have told me. TLDR at the bottom.

If you can rent a scooter do it, it makes life so much easier and freeing! They're very easy to drive and if you have lots of experience riding a bicycle or dirt bikes then you'll pick it up in minutes.

If you have access to a vehicle of some sort or have the time (trains and buses on the east coast are slower), definitely go to the east coast! Hualien and Taitung are absolutely breathtaking and so enjoyable to drive. They're are also not very touristy, have great night markets and lots to do. Green island is also wonderful.

Taipei is a great capital city and has lots to do, Yangminshan mountain is great as well as Maokong.

Taichung is a really fun and vibrant city with one of the best night markets food wise. GO TO THE RAINBOW VILLAGE and painted animated lane.

Kaohsiung is very busy but also more relaxed than Taipei. If you;re in the city I would 100% recommend going to Cijin island! Easily accessible by ferry.

Kenting is an unbelievable beach on the southern point. reat national park and lovely coastal views and driving. Surfing here is great so is the party life if that's what you're into. It is however a lot more touristy than the east coast, so if you're not looking for a super "found" place, the east coast is better.

TLDR: Go to Hualien/Taitung if you have the time. Go to Taichung and Kaohsiung for sure. Kenting if you want a perfect beach and touristy spot.

If you;re in a particular city I have lots of restaurant recommendations too if people want that.

shortsightedcats
2
1 week ago

Thank you so much for the recommendations! Definitely planning on visiting all the cities mentioned, and just added Cijin island to the list.

woolfyjr
1
1 week ago

Let me know how it goes and if you want food recommendations or anything don't hesitate to message me further!

Cub3h
16
1 week ago

I liked the area in the centre of the city near Miyahara Ice cream: https://goo.gl/maps/3ocsa6wzw2igaj278

There's a river that flows through the centre with a path along it that was nice and had lots of people chilling out. The ice cream at Miyahara was worth the price as well.

I really enjoyed "Taichung second market" as it seemed really local and didn't have all the touristy crap that you saw in a lot of the big night markets in Taipei. I never did find the "first market" though!

Feng Chia night market is supposed to be the biggest one in Taiwan but due to time constraints I didn't get to see it.

The second day I was there I took a bus tour from Gancheng bus station to the Sun Moon Lake. It's touristy but it's a nice day out.

Mississippimoon
3
1 week ago

Go to Hualien City and spend the day at Taroko Gorge. Phenomenal

ameya2693
1
1 week ago

Yes! That entire national park is dope. My friend and I stayed in Xincheng instead. Its even closer to the national park.

Honestly, it is one of the best places I have been to so far. We did a lot of the trails near the coast but didn't go deep into the national park. Next time, I am planning to do that.

ameya2693
1
1 week ago

Taichung and take the morning bus to Sun Moon Lake. Grab a bike on rent and bike around the lake. It was great fun. I don't bike really but its all well paved and great fun. You can also walk around but it will take you much much longer to do it that way.

Then, go to Hualien and check out the hiking trails in the national park there. If you have time, go further inland in to the park. You can stay with a native tribe deep into the mountains there. Its amazing.

I didn't go to the South, but some of my friends did in Kenting National Park and they said it was amazing and you could surf.

And finally, of course, Taipei is awesome. Lots of night markets to check out, just general all round fun. Taipei 101 is pretty bonkers and recommended.

Pandaman246
1
1 week ago

You should try going to the cat village. Look up Houtong Cat Village, and try to go on a sunny day

woolfyjr
1
1 week ago

I've lived in Taiwan for two years and traveled a lot in the country but have not gone everywhere yet so i'll give you my best recommendations from what I've done and what my Taiwanese friends have told me. TLDR at the bottom.

If you can rent a scooter do it, it makes life so much easier and freeing! They're very easy to drive and if you have lots of experience riding a bicycle or dirt bikes then you'll pick it up in minutes.

If you have access to a vehicle of some sort or have the time (trains and buses on the east coast are slower), definitely go to the east coast! Hualien and Taitung are absolutely breathtaking and so enjoyable to drive. They're are also not very touristy, have great night markets and lots to do. Green island is also wonderful.

Taipei is a great capital city and has lots to do, Yangminshan mountain is great as well as Maokong.

Taichung is a really fun and vibrant city with one of the best night markets food wise. GO SEE RAINBOW GRANDPA AND HIS WONDERFUL VILLAGE! If you really enjoy it also go to Painted Animation Lane in downtown.

Kaohsiung is very busy but also more relaxed than Taipei. If you;re in the city I would 100% recommend going to Cijin island! Easily accessible by ferry.

Kenting is an unbelievable beach on the southern point. reat national park and lovely coastal views and driving. Surfing here is great so is the party life if that's what you're into. It is however a lot more touristy than the east coast, so if you're not looking for a super "found" place, the east coast is better.

TLDR: Go to Hualien/Taitung if you have the time. Go to Taichung and Kaohsiung for sure. Kenting if you want a perfect beach and touristy spot.

If you;re in a particular city I have lots of restaurant recommendations too if people want that.

iRengar
0
1 week ago

Give him coconuts

iRengar
-3
1 week ago

Give him coconuts

Strictlyforbargain85
6
1 week ago

I was never there, but I did click on the article and looked at the pictures, so I might as well have been. I agree. It was worth the trip.

HnNaldoR
1
1 week ago

The scale of it is amazing. There are paintings everywhere. From the ground to walls all around. Really cool.

catiebug
155
1 week ago

There are so damn many cynical travelers out there. Sure, there are some places that have been ruined by tourism. There are places that sound better on paper than they look in real life. But you could literally create the perfect destination, and within days, some asshole would, with complete sincerety, tell wide-eyed, lesser travelers that it was "a bust" or "not worth going".

Glad this turned out to be a good experience for you!

didnotwanttoregister
77
1 week ago

I was at Yellowstone last year, amongst amazing scenery looking at this and overheard some guy at the lookout saying it was a waste of time, lol.

ThrowAwayAcct0000
24
1 week ago

I was at the Grand Canyon in August, and heard someone on the bus say to me, "Its just a big fucking hole in the ground."

didnotwanttoregister
4
1 week ago

Jesus, lol. I dont understand people.

I distinctly remember the guy saying it at Yellowstone and where because I was so flabbergasted at his comment. It wasnt even crowded that day (was last week of August where kids had already gone back to school) which I can understand would bother some people.

If you can't enjoy the Grand Canyon or Yellowstone, there really is no hope for you. Some of the best scenery in the world.

ihileath
7
1 week ago

I don't think I'd be able to enjoy the canyon honestly. Seeing so many heights and drops in one place would make me dizzy and it's a bit too barren for my tastes. Yellowstone sounds fuckin rad though.

wngmv
3
1 week ago

The Grand Canyon is just one thing. It's very deep. In most places you can't get to the edge of the Canyon so you don't get to see how deep it. And even if you do, because of the lack of perspective you don't really feel how deep it is. It's quite anti-climatic because of this. That being said, Southern Utah/Northern Arizona is my second favorite zone to visit after the Rocky Mountains. It's so much more than just Grand Canyon, and the GC is arguably the most boring place out of them all.

Yellowstone is a great place for tourists and people who want to see some wild life. Its view actually is quite dull. The geological features are very neat, but the sheer distance you have to drive and how similar they are to each other get boring real fast. It's also extremely flat (consider Teton is just 40 miles away). Don't expect to see any peaks while you are there.

Those parks are great as tourist destination. In terms of view/scenery they are not even top 10 in the national parks (except the grand prismatic spring). People go there anyway because they are popular.

vector979
1
1 week ago

I can kind of understand the Grand Canyon opinion. I just went to Joshua Tree. People told me it was one of the most beautiful places they had experienced. It was kinda meh to me. I enjoyed certain portions of it, but overall it was just a lot of desert and repetitive landscape. I can understand how some people appreciate the desert beauty, but I'm not one of them. I've gone to a number of parks in Colorado and frequently visit Minnesota's state parks. I'm more of a lakes and mountains person. It just seems like the environment is more interesting.

GreyICE34
1
1 week ago

Can't travel far enough to escape yourself, because everywhere you go, there you are.

iritegood
1
1 week ago

Personally, I'm not into travelling for scenic views. Aesthetically nature doesn't really do try for me. I mean I love being in natural environments, but I can appreciate cityscapes/architecture/culture a lot more easily. I guess I'm more anthropologically- than geologically-minded. The history and culture in a new town is much more stimulating to me than landscapes I've seen pictures and video of before. The grand canyon really just looks like a big hole in the ground to me. To each their own, goes without saying

benballa
17
1 week ago

people are fucking morons

CoolingtonBeans
6
1 week ago

I mean I actively try to avoid Rocky Mountain National Park in Estes, COduring the summer and fall months even if I only live 45 minutes away. Sure, trail ridge is a pretty drive but you cant experience it when tourists with Texas or Cali plates are driving their RV bus in the middle of the 2 lane twist or slamming their brakes every time they see a bird. Hour and a half wait for any restuarant, every gift shop sells literally the same thing, takes 3 hours waiting in line to take the tram and J walkers are almost making an effort to get ran over running around the streets.

Sometimes it's just not worth it. As good as one place is, external forces can easily take away the beauty. Shit, look what happened to Hanging Lake recently.

Lucky I've got some of my own favorite places that you need to use 4low to get to, it helps filter some of the clutter before it gets ruined too

didnotwanttoregister
4
1 week ago

I understand, but it wasnt busy that day at all. And he wasn't a professional photographer or anything trying to get a perfect shot.

Just a suburban dude who was absolutely not impressed at all with Yellowstone's grand canyon.

CoolingtonBeans
7
1 week ago

I'd say that guys just a weenie that cant appreciate nature for what it is

Sarah-rah-rah
2
1 week ago

People seek different things when they travel. Maybe that guy's more interested in culture or talking to people with different experiences than looking at rock formations. Or maybe that guy's from Utah or NorCal since if you already live in a beautiful place, natural beauty is not that impressive (thanks, hedonic treadmill).

PM_ME_IM_SO_ALONE_
2
1 week ago

And also, there definitely is something that's lost at all of these places when they are flooded with other people. It takes away the beauty and serenity of the nature when there are dozens of other people clamouring around for their pictures. Coming from someone who had a bit of a spoiled upbringing in a beautiful and pretty isolated part of the Rockies tho

LottaLurky-LilLippy
11
1 week ago

Making me miss home, haven't missed that in a long time... Thank you. Amazing pic !

didnotwanttoregister
4
1 week ago

I absolutely loved it there and because there is so much see, the next time I go will be entirely different!

the_arkane_one
2
1 week ago

If only the people that find it such a waste of time fucked off and let the rest of us appreciate it. Would make these places less crowded also.

lickedTators
-1
1 week ago

In his defense he grew up in Yellowstone and that lookout was his old house. It was a waste of time because his old bedroom was just all trampled by tourists and it made him sad. He was better of staying in Austin.

Elle9119
27
1 week ago

This is why I haven't left my city and surrounding outskirts in almost 10 years. Can't become a cynical traveller if I don't go anywhere.

missgigilove
25
1 week ago

The world is beautiful, there is so much to do and see and eat! I hope you get to experience more of it ❤️ watch travel/food documentaries from your home, start building your plan of action to explore within your means!

Elle9119
3
1 week ago

Yeah I get that I should probably travel more. Luckily I live and grew up in a coastal city with a huge mix of people moving here from all around the US and different places in the world, so I do get to experience a lot more than most people who live within 10 miles of where they are born.

Sarah-rah-rah
1
1 week ago

That's a really terrible excuse. You don't learn much about other cultures from ex-pats because they're often trying to assimilate. When you actually go to another country and try to understand how they live, it's a whole different experience.

You don't grow as a person when you're only listening to others' travel stories.

ru322
3
1 week ago

Traveling doesn't appeal to everyone.

fghjconner
1
1 week ago

and eat!

You had my curiosity, now you have my attention. :)

missgigilove
2
1 week ago

If you haven't already, watch street foods on Netflix, talk about food bucket lists!!

Freddie_AppsHero
-1
1 week ago

I would like to believe that. I became the first person out of everyone I know to go to Japan and hate it. So I don't think there's anything out there for me.

Juicedupmonkeyman
5
1 week ago

I mean there are lots of other cultures and places than Japan.

Freddie_AppsHero
-4
1 week ago

If everyone I know liked Japan, that means it's the bare minimum on the scale. Everything else is downhill from there.

Juicedupmonkeyman
3
1 week ago

That makes no sense at all. For example... Mexico is completely different from Japan. Everything I like about Mexico is different than what I like about Japan. I liked Japan but I could never live there. Meanwhile I liked Mexico enough to move here. There are so many other cultures out there and places... You may just not like Japan.

Freddie_AppsHero
2
1 week ago

I suppose that's possible.

tibz_unchained
2
1 week ago

... what? There's no "bare minimum" for places lol

Sarah-rah-rah
2
1 week ago

You have to be trolling because this is the dumbest thing I've heard this week.

It's not a linear good-to-bad scale, genius. People find different things to like in other countries. Your gamer friend may love Japan because he's spent his whole time in Akihabara, your foodie friend could be ecstatic from his culinary tour of the northern prefectures, while other people may not like the country at all because of the formal attitude towards outsiders and widespread sexism. Every country is different and you tailor your travel plans towards your personality and the things you want to experience. Holy shit, guy.

missgigilove
2
1 week ago

This a quick way to tell someone you are in need of more travel experience. The world is gorgeous, my damn front porch is absolutely stunning, and I live in rural Texas.

Ever jumped off a bridge into the light blue waters of the Florida Keys? Ever hiked the Pyrenees with their massive dogs guiding you through the fog and cattle? Ever sail the New York Harbor at sunset to the Statue of Liberty with a bunch of teary-eyed immigrants? Ever walked the streets of Terragona, Spain at night catching glimpses of their human tower practices?

These are just a few of my favorite travel memories from the past 5 years, every single place I've visited was unbelievably beautiful, but the culture, people, smells, physical experiences is what makes it worth it!! We have one life to live, don't be afraid to put yourself out there, I hope you find yourself and what makes you happy!

mohammedgoldstein
2
1 week ago

Looks like you're a cynical squatter then!

Elle9119
2
1 week ago

Naaahhhh. So far everything that visitors have brought to me(in tribute) has been pretty dope!

Xiaopai2
6
1 week ago

I have become very cynical. I used to love traveling. I'm not sure if I enjoy it less because I've gotten older or because I have less time or because there are too many people in some places nowadays.

mrZooo
3
1 week ago

I'm getting the same feeling sometimes. I'm absolutely positive this has to do with the sheer number of tourists everywhere. Started mountaineering instead and that made my trips fun again -can't have noisy bored families on ma north face!

ameya2693
1
1 week ago

I definitely have the tourist trap fear in me. But thus far, I have never had a single problem. Whenever I have travelled alone, I avoid most big tourist traps. So, for example, in Amsterdam, I haven't been to Rembrandt Museum even though I have been to the city twice now and its not because I don't want to go but its mostly because I feel that its better to experience some things with other people.

I usually do things which I can do alone now and will revisit the same places at some other date to do the rest.

wngmv
2
1 week ago

huh. I don't know.

I remember going to the Wind River, and taking our first break around 3 miles in at Photographic Point. I was taking photos because it was insanely pretty and before that we were in pine forrest not seeing anything. There were several group coming out so we started talking. I asked them how was the view. They said it was really good. I pointed at the view, and asked, better than this? They said, oh yes. And it was better. 10 times better.

To this day I don't see a single person saying The Wind River Range is overrated or "bust" or "not worth going". Yellowstone, however, is quite overrated. It was quite unique and a worthy experience. But it definitely wasn't what it hyped out to be.

Some people are just cynic. Others have just seen enough. I've seen enough to get bored by The Smoky Mountain NP and a few others.

bloated_canadian
1
1 week ago

I mean I do that with my private camping spot so people don’t destroy what I have savoured for so long.

Luminous-Anonymous
1
1 week ago

On the other hand you have people like OP blowing it completely out of proportion. I have been there too. The colors were very nice and it was indeed very interesting. Although I would still suggest a visit there, it is not in any way mind blowing or like a set in some “magical land”. This is unnecessary hyperbole and creates false expectation for people planning to go.

It is a very small area literally in Taichung, its not some remote village as some people may believe from reading a title.

There are people that are negative towards everything and there are also people who would be happy with literally anything. It is much better a lot of the times to just avoid other people’s opinions and decide yourself because the ones being vocal dont tend to be the most objective.

Protonoid
4
1 week ago

You should post a few photos here!

woolfyjr
2
1 week ago
charlie523
2
1 week ago

Born in Taiwan and first time hearing about this. I wanna go!!

HnNaldoR
1
1 week ago

Also lots of cool paintings there. Especially if you follow Chinese(in general. Not just China. I include Hong Kong and Taiwan) pop culture and history . Many famous people are painted their ein his style. Really cool.

easilyimpressed-male
1
1 week ago
loppyjilopy
1
1 week ago

all of the best bikes are made in taiwan. i’ve never been there but i can confirm. <3 taiwan.

woolfyjr
1
1 week ago

People had asked for some photos, here are a few i will also comment about some places to visit which people requested

http://imgur.com/gallery/jFrPcI5

Expomike
610
1 week ago

Taichung kid born and raised, the city’s got all the conveniences you’d ever need but still has a laid-back mood to it.

Great place to live if you ever wanna just retire and paint on old buildings :)

Aptom_4
98
1 week ago

I kinda do.

Eclipsed830
39
1 week ago

There are a few other "villages" near Taichung too, just not as elaborate. You can find them if you take that long bikepath to the end.

newaccount721
7
1 week ago

I would like to. Can't afford that yet haha

Thumpd2
7
1 week ago

So why were they trying to destroy it?

PM_Me_Yer_Sinpillows
4
1 week ago

That was my home away from home. I loved Taichung

BobertDunkins
3
1 week ago

Painting buildings how I spent most of my days

vannucker
1
1 week ago

Chillin out maxin relaxin all cool and all.

Grahamatter
1
1 week ago

I'm here now on business. What should I see and do? :)

Jacrispy44
2
1 week ago

Top City mall and the amazing bar on the second to top floor! Also Din Tai Fung at the mall has the best Xiao Long Bao you will ever eat. Period.

Go to a street market and get some food and shop. Milk Bubble Tea is amazing.

KTV is fun karaoke if you are in a group.

If you can make it to Taipei do it and just walk around the hot spots. Go visit Taipei 101 and go to the observers deck. And while you are in Taipei go to the Palace Museum.

CherryCherry5
1
1 week ago

Sounds lovely.

Acidsparx
1
1 week ago

My mother’s family from Taichung and visited them a few months ago. Wish I knew this existed to visit.

ameya2693
1
1 week ago

Man....I wanna live there. I loved the vibe of the city. It was not Taipei which is more of my pace of living but the chill vibe and good food is usually enough for me. Shame I didn't get to go to any bars there tbh.

similar_observation
1
1 week ago

Taichung to me is more like Los Angeles. There's some hustle and bustle, but it's at your own pace.

Taipei to me is like New York. Everything is in a rush, and it's on someone's dime.

fuckingcoups
1
1 week ago

how can it be both a city and a village

kiltreiser
576
1 week ago

Isn't far from where I live, it's lovely. All my students know of it and love it.

white_android
38
1 week ago

From the article it absolutely looks like it is lovely. I would love to visit there one day as it's probably the most beautiful place humans lives that isn't the nature.

Nam3less79
6
1 week ago

Its called rainbow village. Nice spot. Also the day we visited we actually saw a rainbow above lol.

huxtiblejones
1
1 week ago

Now ain’t that cute

Aiken_Drumn
269
1 week ago

I hate these "Internet2.0" style articles I can't just read normally, interspersed with videos and sliding galleries.

fib16
87
1 week ago

I agree. I usually just close a website if it’s like that. I totally understand it’s a way to make the most money but it totally isn’t worth even fighting to read whatever is on the page.

pixeldust6
42
1 week ago

I can’t stand that they’re starting to overheat my phone with the sheer amount of garbage they’re loading. That or bitcoin mining; ionno but it’s outrageous.

RepulsiveGuard
14
1 week ago

Try brave browser

squiggleymac
3
1 week ago

This ^

G00DLuck
9
1 week ago

But I'm afraid!

trowawee12tree
4
1 week ago

Just switched to Brave from Firefox after like 15 years of using FF. It's SO much better.

For a while I thought Twitch was a piece of garbage that was laggy and terrible. Turns out it was Firefox. Twitch functions just fine in Brave.

MrCheapskate_toyou
1
1 week ago

Is Brave closed source?

RepulsiveGuard
4
1 week ago

open source

Distinguished-
6
1 week ago

In this case it's definitely just a stylistic choice, the BBC doesn't make any money off of this.

whatifimthedovahkiin
14
1 week ago

Reading mode, my dude.

Aiken_Drumn
4
1 week ago

Where on this BBC article, can I engage Reading mode?

whatifimthedovahkiin
16
1 week ago

You can use in on any article type page, it's part of your browser. The button should be on the far right end of the address bar next to the bookmark star and looks like a square piece of paper of sorts.

V13Axel
3
1 week ago

It's a browser feature

RhymingTiger
2
1 week ago

Chrome doesn't support it because, well, ads. But Safari and Firefox have Reading mode. Safari > View > Show Reader, not sure about Firefox.

CardboardHeatshield
6
1 week ago

Theres no videos or ads in the gallery and the articles on each slide are long enough that youre not just clicking through as fast as you can to read the next one.

I give it a 2.5/5, which is the highest score possible for a "sliding gallery" type of article.

What Im trying to say is that its worth the read if you just clicked away because of the gallery format.

trs-eric
6
1 week ago

This is an article? Literally for me it's just a landing page with one greyed out picture and no scroll bars and no navigation. If it's messed up because of my ad blocker, I'm not turning it off.

Aiken_Drumn
1
1 week ago

It's the BBC

PanningForSalt
1
1 week ago

BBC should have ads outside of the UK, so it could still be causing it to go strange for trs-eric. And he's not welcome to our BBC if he wont let them make some cash frankly

toyoda_kanmuri
3
1 week ago

try prepending the url with “outline.com/“

samtrano
3
1 week ago

"We're doing an article about beautiful murals and paintings? Let's cover half the pictures with text"

PacoTaco321
3
1 week ago

Even just having it so you could scroll down to the next picture would be 100% better

Tuna_Sushi
1
1 week ago

Collect your tears of rage in small flasks and sell them on an "Internet 1.0"-style site.

saikorican
1
1 week ago

I only had to scroll passed one video and a few pictures on mobile. I'm using an adblocker though.

snowangel223
1
1 week ago

From these comments I assume on a computer it's a gallery of images where you read each slide? Because it looks beautiful on mobile. Only 1 ad at the top, the article is sectioned with subheaders and there's a beautiful vivid image between each section of the article. You just scroll down on mobile and are reading a normal laid out article.

Reacher-Said-Nothing
0
1 week ago

Personally I demand all my websites be rendered in HTML 4.0 with frames. Not iframes, old frames.

Opandemonium
0
1 week ago

I am currently scanning comments for photos because I don’t want to fuck with a gallery.

SpyderSeven
199
1 week ago

I'm happy to hear he found someone. It was depressing me that someone like that should be alone

godvssatan
146
1 week ago

“Ever since I met her, only my lungs hurt,” Huang smiled. “My heart is better.”

didnotwanttoregister
21
1 week ago

😍😍😍

huxtiblejones
6
1 week ago

This man is like a character pulled from a fairytale, what a rare guy

Helicopterrepairman
2
1 week ago

I'm a grown ass man and I'm in the break room going "aww". I made the guy across from me very uneasy.

sitcivismundi
105
1 week ago

Beautiful story. Thanks for sharing!

LimpingTurtle
11
1 week ago

My first Reddit read of the day. I love starting the day with a smile!

ycnz
2
1 week ago

I started with the Alabama story...

LimpingTurtle
2
1 week ago

Never start your day with an Alabama story!

KINGCOCO
71
1 week ago

How is this not a movie????

edit: the 96 year old dude would be much younger and of course there would be a romance sub plot.

AngryArmour
110
1 week ago

There was a romance subplot in real-life. He's old and spends time in hospitals, where he met an old nurse he fell in love with, and got married for the first time in his life.

Yawning_Figaro
52
1 week ago

If they ever make this movie, I really hope they keep him old. I don't think there are many movies about elderly romance, it would be sweet.

Athletic_Bilbae
21
1 week ago

Nah fuck that. Played by Nic Cage.

MBArceus
25
1 week ago

Don't be ridiculous. Nicolas Cage is a white guy. The only person fit for this role is clearly Scarlett Johansson.

SetBrainInCmplxPlane
49
1 week ago

96 year old dude would be much younger

nah he just wouldnt be the main character. the main character would be a 20 something attractive american backpacking around the world but with no meaning or purpose in life who will befriend and be inspired by the old man, who would be a secondary character and would have a hot granddaughter the main character will fuck.

bluecheetos
18
1 week ago

It would get changed to Ryan Gosling coming back from Iraq, being really depressed and feeling deserted. He keeps disappearing for days at a time, his family and friends think he has a drug problem. His life is a disaster, things are falling apart around him. Emma Stone, the girl he left behind when he left for the war, follows him one day to an abandoned warehouse. She sneaks inside and discovers the whole thing is covered in an incredible painting. The city declares it graffiti and inappropriate and shows up to demolish the building. Emma rallies the whole town around Ryan and after a standoff with the asshole mayor ( Michael "Meatloaf" Aday). Ryan feels the love, hooks back up with Emma, they dance under the edison lights in the warehouse as their kids play around their feet and we fade to black.

alphaman03
-1
1 week ago

I'd watch it

Chinoiserie91
4
1 week ago

Up worked with an old main character. This can be a similar story. And there was the real romance subplot: But there would be some animal sidekicks and the photographer who first took the pictures also a main character.

zryii
3
1 week ago

of course there would be a romance sub plot.

Maybe read the whole article...?

tbells93
2
1 week ago

Not exactly the same thing but in a similar vein there is a biopic called Maudie about Maud Lewis. She was a Canadian folk artist who started making art by painting pictures on the walls of her house, and eventually covering the entire house in paintings.

Catharas
1
1 week ago

Its basically Up.

ThreeTea
-1
1 week ago

He'd also be made white American, or his love interest would be white American, or some other major character, like in the Great Wall, or 27 Ronin, or Hachi: a Dog's Tale.

EitherCommand
1
1 week ago

on the other hand, there's a relative.

wexster
73
1 week ago

The coolest part about this was that this guy didn't know how to draw but decided to buy some paint and the rest is history.

DrDisastor
11
1 week ago

His creativity is astounding too. Not a lot of repeat images from what I can tell and he really has a style. Pretty cool story.

VaKuch
1
1 week ago

He taught himself how to paint starting from the age of 86. Hella impressive

charlie523
2
1 week ago

Wow that's incredible

GotItFromMyDaddy
56
1 week ago

Oh damn I was just here a couple months ago! Cool stop:)

https://imgur.com/a/iCJCUkZ/

icatsouki
8
1 week ago

That's incredibly pretty!

GotItFromMyDaddy
6
1 week ago

Thanks! It was cool to see in person. Kind of a gem in the middle of nowhere.

adviceKiwi
2
1 week ago

That's real cool. Stunning work,

Adv1572
2
1 week ago

Best proof you can start do something at any age. His work looks amazing

IsidearmI
27
1 week ago

"But in 2013, Huang found love in the last place he ever expected: the hospital. During a dangerous bout of pneumonia, Huang fell in love with an elderly nurse tending to him and married her soon after. Now Rainbow Village’s population has doubled and ‘Grandma Rainbow’ shares Huang’s paint-crammed bungalow and the whimsical world he created outside most days of the week.

“Ever since I met her, only my lungs hurt,” Huang smiled. “My heart is better.” "

This is my favorite part of the entire story. Damn near made me cry!

charlie523
1
1 week ago

Literally sounds like a movie plot! Amazing

molestingelephants
1
1 week ago

I did cry

r0s
1
1 week ago

Someone stop chopping onions

flyfart3
25
1 week ago

This is the best TIL I've ever seen, thank you so much for sharing OP.

andfor
21
1 week ago

Imagine being a mayor and just being like “this town isn’t going anywhere let’s demolish it”

gymnasticRug
10
1 week ago

ladies and gentlemen, i regret to inform you this town sucks ass.

Catharas
4
1 week ago

It was temporary housing set up by the government and he was literally the only person left.

deerlake_stinks
1
1 week ago

There's political motives in demolishing the towns.

These villages and their inhabitants are descendants of the mainland Chinese soldiers and who retreated to Taiwan. They have long been demonized as social welfare leeches (the current pro independence government has been slashing funding to veterans anywhere they can). These villages are political symbols of a bygone era so of course the current government is keen to remove them.

During their retreat from the mainland the nationalist army "conscripted" (kidnapped) a lot of young uneducated farmers to fill their dwindling ranks. Many of them would never see their parents again until they visit their graves.

popoteblanco
2
1 week ago

nah the original demolition plan of the village was brought up when Hu(from the nationalist party) was the mayor. The pro China nationalist government wanted to get rid of these villages too cuz those fuckers could have made some huge $$ on those land re-development projects. Anyway my dad grew up in this kind of village back in Taiwan before he moved to the States. My family stories tell me the nationalists were just as bad as the pro independence government are on treating the real veterans. Those upper-class mainland Chinese descendants only say something about the lower-class veterans when they need the votes.

CDHY-KF
0
1 week ago

Taiwan is an island. Space need to be used efficent.

SecondButton
10
1 week ago

We can still destroy the village if we all band together and paint all of our towns in beautiful images. Then his won't be special anymore. Let's do it!

Kittens4Brunch
4
1 week ago

But do we gotta wake up at 4am?

rieuk
10
1 week ago

Works in Taiwan, because Taiwan #1. In China it would have gotten bulldozed, townsmen and all.

montairemax
3
1 week ago

That’s what they did to so many historical buildings especially in Beijing, truly saddening

charlie523
1
1 week ago

Oh shit they did? Damn

CollectableRat
9
1 week ago

BBC website blows chunks. Over five seconds to load a gallery and it doesn't even show you the gallery, it's like a link to the gallery or something, ended up just closing the tab.

Tiggitythespoon
8
1 week ago

This belongs in a children’s book

EitherCommand
2
1 week ago

that’s because some people skew it.

IAmA_Risky_Click_AMA
7
1 week ago

Taiwan #1!

bigboi_mike
-7
1 week ago

China #1 Japan #3 Taiwan #2000000

Fak yu

IAmA_Risky_Click_AMA
4
1 week ago

Taiwan #1!

Helicopterrepairman
1
1 week ago

China's national army took a beating in WW2 but they stayed in the fight. Not like the commies who hid with the elderly women and small children waiting to sucker punch the army who just saved your ass. Mainland China is a cesspool and I'll never go back. Partly because my organs will be harvested if the find my Reddit account.

asianyeti
5
1 week ago

This is amazing. This is the kind of story that would've been passed on for generations to come. I mean, it already sounds like it's straight out of a fairy tale.

evanlpark
6
1 week ago

Taiwan #1

Xairo
5
1 week ago

Looks like it was inspired by huichol indians.

didnotwanttoregister
3
1 week ago

Almost looks like Danish folk art to me

trowawee12tree
6
1 week ago

What a piece of shit website. When you view the gallery, they have writing over top of the pictures that you can't get rid of. Fucking boggles my mind how people get paid so handsomely to make such pieces of shit.

Edit: You actually can get rid of it by clicking the little green "i" button, but you have to do it again every time you click the arrow for the next picture...

Edit 2: Pepe on page 4!

SoundDesperado
4
1 week ago

I'm going to Taiwan in for 3 weeks to visit my partner. We'll be in Taichung for a couple of days so I'll ask her if we can go see this.

Cub3h
4
1 week ago

It's only about a 20 minute bus ride away from Taichung's HSR station in XinWuri.

ameya2693
2
1 week ago

If you can spare a day, go to Sun Moon Lake as well. Its relatively close by bus (about 1-2 hrs?) and really beautiful.

SoundDesperado
2
1 week ago

We are staying at Sun Moon lake for 2 days. We're spending ten days in Taipei where she lives, 5 at the start, 5 at the end, and going around the island for the other days (Tainan, SML, Taichung, Kaohsiung, Hualien).

I've never been to Taiwan before, or anywhere in Asia, so I'm very excited.

ameya2693
3
1 week ago

Thats perfect! OMG You're gonna have so much fun! :D Its great. Just enjoy it all. Make sure you go to every night market even if you don't try everything there. Honestly, I really wanna go back to check out nightlife now. I did everything else but spent far too little time in Taipei.

the_arkane_one
1
1 week ago

Sun Moon lake is awesome. Theres a cable car that takes you to an aboriginal cultural village that is worth checking out imo even if just for the cable car ride itself. Breathtaking.

SoundDesperado
1
1 week ago

Yep we plan on going there.

Willsomebodyplease
1
1 week ago

Your girlfriend?

SoundDesperado
1
1 week ago

No.

Willsomebodyplease
1
1 week ago

But you said her?

SoundDesperado
1
1 week ago

I said partner.

Willsomebodyplease
1
1 week ago

Ya so if you’re a male and she’s a femal that’s your girlfriend?!? Ohhhh you mean wife???

SoundDesperado
1
1 week ago

Yes.

Willsomebodyplease
1
1 week ago

Ahhhhh

Traies
3
1 week ago

This is amazing, immediately had to share it with my parents. What a great way to immortalise yourself in a positive way.

MelonJelly
4
1 week ago

Am I the only one wondering why they were going to demolish a (presumably) inhabited village?

1ggoodd1
8
1 week ago

Everyone left the village to live in better homes and/or got paid off by real estate developers. 96 year old man was the last man, he got told to vacate by the government. So no it was barely inhabited.

Linkstrikesback
5
1 week ago

It's basically like the opening to UP with a single person living in a area wanted for other things, but with paint as the middle finger to people wanting to use the land for other things, instead of flying the house away.

Cub3h
2
1 week ago

They're very small, old houses that are now surrounded by much more modern buildings. They probably just wanted to get rid of them to build more high density apartments.

Fallline048
1
1 week ago

Which frankly was the right thing to do.

Granted, this is now a legitimate cultural attraction from which the area benefits, but in general the NIMBY bullshit opposing high density housing just artificially raises housing costs and fucking over the poor.

Catharas
1
1 week ago

The village was basically a temporary refugee camp built a long time ago during the war. It was never meant to be permanent, the buildings were falling apart, and everyone else but this one guy had left. He just didn’t want to move.

RIPmyFartbox
5
1 week ago

Taiwan numbah 1!!

XXX-XXX-XXX
4
1 week ago

This is more sad if anything. Peoples lives were going to be destroyed or changed for the worse. The only thing that stopped it was money. Not the fact that its human lives, and families, but because the government could squeeze a few bucks out of the village.

Helicopterrepairman
0
1 week ago

The high rise would bring LOADS more money. Manhattan would look a little different if they didn't. And he was the only resident left in the temporary housing so....

StonedSloth777
4
1 week ago

Wow really
Money from tourism is more important to the mayor than the very lives of his citizens, wow.

Catharas
6
1 week ago

Read the article dude. It was free government housing set up to be temporary and this guy was the only person there.

Kittens4Brunch
4
1 week ago

Politicians gonna politic.

Awayfone
3
1 week ago

The handful of houses in the village were abandoned. They were only design for temporary living

ameya2693
1
1 week ago

Dude, its free. I was there and I didn't pay a single dollar.

Tee_H
3
1 week ago

Wow that looks dope afff!!!

Magnanimous-
4
1 week ago

This is some /r/ABoringDystopia kind of shit right here.

Dalakaar
1
1 week ago

Came to upvote this comment or make it myself. If it was that easy to save the village in the first place I gotta wonder why it was under fire in the first place.

Juan_jt
3
1 week ago

So if your village is not giving enough tax to the government they destroy it?

Helicopterrepairman
1
1 week ago

If you live on an island with nowhere to expand and you could use that space to house possibly thousands by displacing one(1) person... Taiwan needs to grow as much as possible. The threat of China invading is very real and only getting worse.

heavydoody31
3
1 week ago

I really hope they make a statue of this dude to remember him in this town

dovemans
2
1 week ago

could be a thing to try in 'doel' belgium. A village that's been ordered to be destroyed for over a decade now.

no_life_weeb
2
1 week ago

Dammit, I wish this was closer to kaohsiung since we really can't travel far when at my grandma's place...

ameya2693
3
1 week ago

Its like an hour and a half by HSR, man. And HSR tickets are pretty cheap.

no_life_weeb
2
1 week ago

The HSR includes taichung? I've only ever taken it to Taipei...

ameya2693
2
1 week ago

Yeah. We used it from Kaohsiung to Taichung. It stops at most of the major locations.

procrastinauts
2
1 week ago

This is like the movie happy feet but with houses.

iLikeComfyClothes
2
1 week ago

This is wholesome and beautiful. thank you.

VirtualLife76
2
1 week ago

Neat place, sadly it's so small. Maybe 20 buildings.

mkoijn3
2
1 week ago

So we just gonna ignore the whole village being demolished thing or...?

Catharas
3
1 week ago

Read the article, it was a refugee camp and he was the only resident.

cd83
2
1 week ago

Sssshhhhh. Pretty pictures.

ameya2693
2
1 week ago

It was built during the Chinese Civil War. And most of the inhabitants were war vets. Eventually, most of them moved out and they wanted to demolish the whole thing. He was the only guy left and he wanted to keep the memory alive and so he did this.

No one is guilty here, mate.

mkoijn3
2
1 week ago

Huh, I guess that makes a bit more sense

astrograph
2
1 week ago

Taiwan # 1

dominicpll
2
1 week ago

Was there few months back.

[deleted]
2
1 week ago

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Catharas
1
1 week ago

His entire community was just him lol

arisasam
2
1 week ago

Maybe the article mentions it so I apologize if so but I couldn’t find it, but why was the village to be demolished? I thought that was something only done by villains in kids movies

howardsgirlfriend
0
1 week ago

The buildings were intended to be temporary, and had fallen into disrepair.

Theliongkoon
2
1 week ago

Visited this place a few years back and managed to speak to the old man. He's originally from Hong Kong or some Cantonese speaking region in Guangzhou. If you can speak the dialect, it would be a delight for him to converse in Cantonese. My mum in law is fluent and they spoke for quite abit.

kazin29
1
1 week ago

I'm Taiwanese-Cantonese and hope to see him when I visit in November! Will definitely try to speak to him in Cantonese.

"wonton...hong kong...pineapple bun..." ;)

ZygotesLegacy
2
1 week ago

The real TIL, is that the government is able to destroy people’s homes. Like wtf?

MoroseTraveller
1
1 week ago

It happens to lots of places. But richer communities can pay off the government to go around their area instead of through it

Azy10293
2
1 week ago

Still shouldn't be able to demolish someone's home but what do I know.

Moshi_Lukas
2
1 week ago

Here’s a great introduction video about this place made by the YouTuber Wes Davies in Taiwan: https://youtu.be/tSZTYjfU0FA

madscot63
1
1 week ago

What a great story. If they made a movie about this, I'd watch it.

phillyphan19
1
1 week ago

It's always money that makes anything happen.

BeepShow
1
1 week ago

Make this a Netflix movie already damnit

WeHighAssPlanes
1
1 week ago

Rainbow village in Taichung?

Titanosaurus
1
1 week ago

Damn, that's what Hitchhiker was trying to teach us.

glguru
1
1 week ago

If this were a Pixar movie, I'd be calling bullshit. Truth is indeed, stranger than fiction.

missnightingale77
1
1 week ago

Does he sell paintings internationally or do you have to go there? I couldn't find anything online.

Catharas
3
1 week ago

He only paints the village

kre5en
1
1 week ago

hes art style is even fantastic.

SugarPuffFoggybottom
1
1 week ago

I love this so much

urzayci
1
1 week ago

How the fuck can someone just destroy a village without the owners' consent?

morriscox
1
1 week ago

Eminent domain.

Grokent
1
1 week ago

Sweet jesus the BBC travel gallery sucks. Yeah, put a giant text block right over the image in the 'gallery'. Cool pictures, what I could see of them.

TheSolarian
1
1 week ago

Man, that's some really uplifting news for a change.

Chinoiserie91
1
1 week ago

I would have thought some other people would have liked to move to such a beautiful place too but maybe there are some issues with the area or buildings.

Awayfone
0
1 week ago

They were being taken down because temporary refugee housing they were failing apart and abandon

dadbod27
1
1 week ago

Lead based paint... Everyone gets cancer

gassmano
1
1 week ago

Lmao

Catharas
1
1 week ago

Thats not how lead works lol

Grimner666
1
1 week ago

This looks like a place where you buy acid...

Jamiehasnochill
1
1 week ago

What’s the name of this village?

nyotie
1
1 week ago

rainbow village. at taichung city

Aerospherology
1
1 week ago

Outstanding move

Demolitions75
1
1 week ago

I did not threaten this village...

Bots_are_RealHumans
1
1 week ago

Amazing human being :)

meta_uprising
1
1 week ago

Now if we can just teach orangutans to paint their trees.

0nlyhalfjewish
1
1 week ago

Why I love reddit.

lazzzyk
1
1 week ago

It's just a shame knowing that if you tired to do that it I'm any western country they would probably slap you with a fine and them demolish what they planned to demolish anyway.

laezhi
1
1 week ago

RESTORATION 100

MegaMindMan
1
1 week ago

That is fucking brilliant!

Imagine saving your village and updating your portfolio. It is a win-win.

skellwood
1
1 week ago

don't they mean it was man in a desert in California.

RandomGamesMan
1
1 week ago

Pray for that person, he selflessly painstakingly painted every house, just to get people they don’t even know into their town to save it. That’s a good human.

robschneidercarrot
1
1 week ago

The power of a single individual never ceases to amaze.

atomfullerene
1
1 week ago

Graffiti vandal interferes with urban renewal. /s

columnarbeam
1
1 week ago

Another example that Taiwanese is better than China, specifically the Mainland Chinese.

Wanabeadoor
1
1 week ago

see? asset flipping is not all bad if done properly.

missriverstyx
1
1 week ago

Sadly, tourism saves a lot of things. Tourists are super annoying, but they bring money.

Dottiifer
1
1 week ago

I've been there and talked to the man! Super cool place!

_that_random_dude_
1
1 week ago

How did he even think of that? Like, was he sure this would attract tourists? It seems kind of odd

kidlit
1
1 week ago

Wisdom of the old man

CherryCherry5
1
1 week ago

Wow! I love his painting style. So colourful and whimsical. ❤️❤️

overkill373
1
1 week ago

Hes the HOkage now

SS117_
1
1 week ago

Wow I don’t think I would have ever thought of that.

Simple and worked 🤯

MindSecurity
1
1 week ago

Even if you did think of it.. That's a lot of effort to actually accomplish.

knifeinurhead
1
1 week ago

This made my day. Thanks

areanynamesleft
1
1 week ago

Graffiti Legend! This guy went all village!

shadowclaw191
1
1 week ago

I went there. Holy beautiful man. Everywhere was colourful and it was so bright and pretty

thankyou9527
1
1 week ago

Am proud to be a Taiwanese!! I live near this place!!

Chrysantheus
1
1 week ago

Lawful Good.

AxelotlRose
1
1 week ago

Just like Gamcheon Village in Busan! (Korea)

The population was dwindling as younger generations moved out of the village for work. This village is now super colourful and includes a full treasure hunt! (And the numbers of residents has shot up since).

Executioneer
1
1 week ago

Modern problems require modern solutions

dukey_moose_1999
1
1 week ago

Defense 100

Upwherewebelong
1
1 week ago

This guy literally saved his village with art. Take that hippies.

Memmud
1
1 week ago

Human ingenuity knows no bounds!

Razberry_boi
1
1 week ago

Modern problems require modern solutions

orangebananaaaa
1
1 week ago

This is the city my father was born in!

ameya2693
1
1 week ago

Went there about 6 months ago. It is awesome and a must-see. In general, Taichung is a great city to hang out in. Plus, you can take a morning bus from there to Sun Moon Lake and ride around the lake on a bike!

HiTek_142857
1
1 week ago

Outstanding move.

Dysfunctional_1
1
1 week ago
Teylur
1
1 week ago

I got frisson

grimey2021
1
1 week ago

This is a popular place for photo shoots. My wife and I took some photos there a couple of years ago. The colors are much brighter and vivid in person!

grimey2021
1
1 week ago
RODAMI
1
1 week ago

Now the hipsters are moving in and the rents have skyrocketed! /a

_cross_
1
1 week ago

Is this a fucking Pixar movie? Incredible

CircuitCardAssembly
1
1 week ago

What you don’t know is a little spider named Charlotte told him to do it.

Randonium8
1
1 week ago

The farmers that made the initial discovery received 30 RMB for their first findings.

So, $4 :/

Donateblood0001
1
1 week ago

“No-one is sure how much longer Huang will be able to paint or what might happen to the colourful community he created after he's gone. There are talks of one day expanding Rainbow Village into an arts school for children or turning Huang’s bungalow into a museum. But at 96, Huang is taking things one day at a time. “If I can get up and paint tomorrow, I will,” he said, sitting back in his chair and watching the crowds pass. “If I can’t, I will feel good knowing that this place will stay and make others happy.”

He seems like an amazing man with a big heart

summercab123
1
1 week ago

this is awesomeeee

Person_On_The_Web
1
1 week ago

Truly an artist at their best is a beautiful intervention.

cpltim
1
1 week ago

Why would they demolish an entire village?

sylvialouise
1
1 week ago
barcap
1
1 week ago

Isn't that a passive aggressive thing to do?

montaukwhaler
1
1 week ago

Similar: Artist Fernando Llort and the town of La Palma, El Salvador

bnrshrnkr
1
1 week ago

A mayor who orders that his own town be demolished does not sound like a very good mayor.

bdfzagdagd
1
1 week ago

назарбаев и путин и все олигархи мира и сеть престпный организаций все падлы гниды твари всех надо рубить есть центр который проникает в мозг людей через выскоие технологий где бы они не находились и как спутниковый сигнал с наночастицами чтоб починить человека в своей воле и управлять его узанть о нем все и калечить умалишить достчиь свои подлых целей и сделать рабом его гаагский трибунал им и сделать его рабом ищите их везде человек как сотка другой человек то же если друг друга соединить с чем то то другой может исползовать его мозг как собственный и умалишить калечить починиить достичь подлых целей итд итп рокфеллер и все богачи создали релегию обождестявлющий его и контролирует все дела в мире и стоить за всеми власятми в мире и мафией оппозицией и создлаи сеть престпной оргназиций который управляет властями и хотят достчиь своих подлых целей и седлать всех рабами обвиняю власти казахстана и его союзников из бизкого зарубежья Россию и дальн7его зарубежия заканчивая США и международного финансового олигархата в нарушений прав человека и личности исползуя выскоких технологий в прямом смысле чипизаций населения с помощью КНБ и секретных лабораторий и тюрем ЦРУ где пытает и преврещает из людей человекоподобных роботов и нарушая всех мыслимых и немыслимых физилогических психологических архитектуру человекак и личности проводя нечелечские эксперименты айдарsays: дополнения к вышестоящему комментарию вот что вам скажу чипизация в смысле использую воможности высокго технологий поставить в мозг так называемую нейиросеть который выполняет функцию ограничения мысленный деятельности и не дает нормально функционировать память человека а так же дает возможность говорить оператору все что угодно неопсредственно в мозг человека как будьто человек слушает радио и много чего а так же одновременно частично соединяеться с человеком и как он сам чувсвует и сканирует мозг и мыслительную деятельность а так же читает мысли человека считаю это величаейщим преступлением против человечества итд итп а так же исползует возможности (и или будут исползвать) высоких технологий проникает в мозг человека как будьто капля дождя на каждого человека индивидуально и одновременно на всех леюдей как дождь или либо какая то сгусток энергий точно так же или волны океана который покрывает землю на всю территорию с неба или либо из какого то аппарата внезменого или на земле а так же возможно исползует какие то электромагнитные волны который действует на человека различном образом а так же проникает мозг и видят память человека и читает мысли одноврменно кроме того может точно так же действует как вышеназваные способы кроме того власти всего мира а так же тайное мировое правительство хотят полностью контролировать людей а так же быть в качестве свахи между мужчинами и женщинами кроме того сами хояфт решать кто с кем будут встречаться жениться выйти замуж а так же исползовать людей в качестве сексуалного обекта сами решать кого они будут обслуживать кроме того хотят и кроме ого уже может действовать точно так же отправляя десант от власти который будут либо насиловать женщин мужчин или их исползвать в качестве сексуалного обекта кроме того может различном путем а так же сиползуя высоких технологий проникая в мозг хоять двух людей который либо встрчаеться любио женаты либо имеет какое то отношения хотят развести итд итп хочу обратить внимания общественности на беззакония творимый назарбаевым он наслиьно удерживает людей в заложниках не дает встречаться родным и близким ктог связан с оппозициоей либо оппозиционно настроенных гражддан чинитть различные рода препятствия и не джает общаться и встречаться прошу обратить внимания обществоенности на беззакония творимый Назарбаевым он для того чтоб удержать власть с помощью высоких технологий и психотропных веществ усыпляет людей то есть не может человек просыпаться утром чтоб встать на работу нарушает нормальную работу мозга и не даеть спать

J_edrington
1
1 week ago

Here's your Google translation you lazy cucks.

Nazarbayev and Putin and all the oligarchs of the world and the network of prenatal organizations all padl nits creatures all need to chop there is a center that penetrates people's brains through high technology wherever they are and as a satellite signal with nanoparticles to fix a person in his will and control him about him and cripple to detract from his despicable goals and make his Hague tribunal a slave to them and make him a slave look for them everywhere a person like weave another person the same if you connect each other with something, then the other can use his brain like own and deceive cripple fix for attainable goals and so on and so forth Rockefeller and all the rich have created a religion that honored him and controls all the affairs in the world and cost all the opposition and the mafia in opposition to the whole world and the mafia that controls the authorities and wants to do their despicable goals and sadons of all slaves I accuse the authorities of Kazakhstan and its allies from the foreign countries of Russia and far abroad ending the USA and the international financial oligarchy of violating human rights and personalities using those Nology in the literal sense of chipization of the population with the help of KNB and secret laboratories and prisons of the CIA where it tortures and transforms humankind robots from people and violates every conceivable and inconceivable physiological psychological architecture of a man and person by conducting non-Hechtish experiments of aydarssays: additions to a higher comment will tell you meaning, I use the ability of high technology to put into the brain a so-called neural network that performs the function of limiting mental activity and does not normally provide Perform the memory of a person and also allows the operator to speak anything directly into the human brain, as if the person listens to the radio and many things as well as partially connect with the person and how he senses and scans the brain and mental activity as well as reads the thoughts of the person I think this is the greatest crime against humanity, etc., etc. as well as using the possibilities (and or will be used) of high technologies penetrates the human brain like a drop of rain on each person of an individual But both at the same time on all leyudey like rain or either some kind of clot of energies in the same way or the waves of the ocean that covers the earth over the whole territory from the sky or from some extrageneric apparatus or on the earth as well as possibly uses some electromagnetic waves that acts on of a person in a different way as well as penetrates the brain and see the memory of a person and reads thoughts at the same time, besides, it can act in the same way as the above-mentioned methods besides the authorities of the whole world as well as the secret world government want to fully control people as well as being a matchmaker between men and women, besides, they themselves decide who will meet with whom to marry themselves and also use people as a sexual object to decide whom they will serve besides, and besides, they can act in the same way, sending troops from the government that will either rape women men or use them as a sexual object, besides, it can in a different way as well as in high-tech, penetrating the brain of two people who enter the brain They either meet each other or have some kind of relationship they want to dissolve and so on. I want to draw public attention to the lawlessness perpetrated by Nazarbayev; and I ask you to draw the attention of the public to the iniquity created by Nazarbayev in order to retain power with the help of high technologies and psychotropic substances It doesn’t allow people to wake up in the morning to get up to work interferes with the normal work of the brain and does not allow to sleep

greenjay2002
1
1 week ago

Damnit, my eyes are leaking!

SpellingIsAhful
1
1 week ago

Wait, does that mean the mayor of the town originally wanted to tear it down? Worst mayor ever.

mikkeay
1
1 week ago

Sounds like a childrens' book, in a good way.

luckymethod
1
1 week ago

I don't get why more cities don't do that. Most cities especially in the USA are fucking depressing and boring, same goes for the cars. What has color done to you people?

Archeol11216
1
1 week ago

Clever

Daevi
1
1 week ago

Would not work in America...

Mikeinva77
1
1 week ago

Well done 96 yr old awesome person!

Davidlucas99
1
1 week ago

This story touched my heart in unexpected ways. Thank you for sharing this OP.

Solid_Ghost731
1
1 week ago

This needs to be a movie.

TheGreatOrganHarvest
1
1 week ago

Someone's gotten into the mimosa hostilis.

TonTonRamen
1
1 week ago

Impressive art work too! Reminds me of the Buddhist monks that ordained trees to save the forests.

staychel
1
1 week ago

He is called rainbow grandpa, I got to meet him. He was very nice, with the help of my friend and I believe rainbow grandpa's son, they were able to translate and help me have a very nice conversation with him.

He gave me a card with one of his drawing and I have kept it in my wallet every day since we met.

dragonbornsqrl
1
1 week ago

Formosa will touch your heart! ❤️

pr4wnstar
1
1 week ago

Just think how much quicker he could have done it with 90 six year olds

Taman_Should
1
1 week ago

Modern problems require outstanding moves.

mysecretonlinealias
1
1 week ago

The kerning of the travel logo made me become fixated and I had to close the article.

DefconDelta88
1
1 week ago

Well I'm adding this to my Places to Drop Acid list.

Dope.

pallas_reg
1
1 week ago

So much for a 96 year old. Kudos to the man. 😊

Mr_Ted_Stickle
0
1 week ago

He would have been arrested immediately for vandalism round these parts.

ChipAyten
0
1 week ago

So when money is at odds with principle the only thing that can save something is more money.

Catharas
2
1 week ago

No it was just sentiment winning over logic. The place was government provided housing never meant to be temporary and falling apart and he was literally the only resident. He was just old and didn’t want to move. So the whole village remains empty for one person.

shanulu
-1
1 week ago

Oh look, the free market strikes again.

KitteNlx
-2
1 week ago

It's like all the worst parts of a acid trip, without any of the fun.

chaoticactor
-3
1 week ago

K

Not-a-troll69
-5
1 week ago

No women involved here. Just proves more and more that we don’t need women.

THATguyFromMinnesota
-5
1 week ago

He can paint somewhere else, demolish it.

VegetableMovie
-7
1 week ago

LOL! Some of those are racist images, the chinese are so fucking racist.

ProlapsedAnus69
-5
1 week ago

Sounds kind gay lmoa

bigboi_mike
-10
1 week ago

China number 1 😤

Hq3473
-9
1 week ago

Honestly, the place would be better off with modern high rise condos.

This is like putting lipstick on a pig.

BoobyBrown
2
1 week ago

Found the simplebitch

Hq3473
-3
1 week ago

I assume you live in a comfortable modern home and not in an old military barracks painted with bright paint?

Why?

BoobyBrown
1
1 week ago

Taiwan is full of modern, empty apartment buildings. They would sit vacant while driving up the inflated housing market even further so The Man can profit off them in 30 years or more

Lanadelroi
2
1 week ago

Nah modern architecture is boring

Hq3473
2
1 week ago

Boring is better than shitty delapidated military barracks

Lanadelroi
1
1 week ago

No, it literally isn’t

Hq3473
0
1 week ago

Yes, it literally is.

I wander where do you live? A modern house, or colorfully colored dilapidated barracks?

morriscox
1
1 week ago

How would one paint on a high rise condo?

Hq3473
2
1 week ago
PASWORD0
1
1 week ago

By that logic; alot of things wouldn't be

Hq3473
2
1 week ago

It true.

Modern housing would likely be better than a lot of things people currently live in.

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0
1 week ago

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Hq3473
1
1 week ago

WTF are you on about?

bluepillcarl
-1
1 week ago

I just spit my coffee lol