Children’s WallAbandoned Traditional House in Chenglong Village, TaiwanApril 25, 2015
Category: Architecture, Found Objects Tagged: architecture, art, Cheng Long Village, drawing, house, memorial, memory, Photography, room, Timothy S. Allen, traditional
Very interesting. Are those toys, stickers or what embedded into the wall?
They seemed to have been a combination.
Very melancholic. Why do children have to leave their homes? It does’nt seem right.
True. Chenglong Village is very small and there are few jobs for students who have graduated. Usually older people remain and the child are left in the care of the grandparents while the parents are working in bigger cities. When grandparents die or are too ill to live at home they would go and live with their eldest son or an other sons or daughters. Houses in the village are sometimes maintained and only used for the family when they return to clean the graves of their ancestors. This house is owned by the former principal of the Chenglong Elementary School. Part of it has been restored and it being used by the Foundation that sponsors the International Environmental Art Project that my wife Jane Ingram Allen http://janeingramallen.wordpress.com has been curating for the last 6 years.
A bit sad, no? Any idea what the writting says?
I’ll have to ask.
I see a Rick Hunter figure sticker and fragment of a Gerwalk mode Valkyrie fighter from the popular Macross animation…or what we called here in the states during my childhood Robotech. 🙂
Thank you so much for your input. It is great to make the connection. Some of these could have been put there after the family left the house. I’m not sure.
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