Boy T Harjanto
Long before colorful villages started appearing in the country, one in particular on the banks of the Code River in Yogyakarta was already making headlines in 2015.
House roofs were painted in various colors to create a wonderful view of the village, located right under the Gondolayu Bridge in downtown Yogyakarta.
Initiated by the late renowned Catholic priest YB Mangunwijaya, the village soon attracted visitors. Some came to marvel, others took pictures with the colorful village as the background.
Unfortunately, the colors have begun to fade as the paint has weathered. With some paint peeling off and washing out, the village’s charm has started to wear off. (yun/wng)