Man, 82, Records His Hometown by Giant Painting

September 1, 2017  By Li Yan  Editor: Jane Wang

Shen Houfu, 82, poses with his painting for a photo on a bridge in Shaoxing City of east China's Zhejiang Province August 31, 2017. Shen began his creation of a giant painting depicting what his hometown was like according to his childhood memory 8 years ago when he was hospitalized with cancer diagnoses. Upon his recovery, he continued to create more paintings on the ancient towns in such a comprehensive way that the 47 paintings he created serve as a blue print for a local town renovation project by a land developer. "I regard it as our responsibility to keep the historical and relic heritage of the town to our future generations." Shen said. [Xinhua/Weng Xinyang]

Shen Houfu, 82, paints in his home in Shaoxing City of east China's Zhejiang Province August 31, 2017. Shen began his creation of a giant painting depicting what his hometown was like according to his childhood memory 8 years ago when he was hospitalized with cancer diagnoses. Upon his recovery, he continued to create more paintings on the ancient towns in such a comprehensive way that the 47 paintings he created serve as a blue print for a local town renovation project by a land developer. "I regard it as our responsibility to keep the historical and relic heritage of the town to our future generations." Shen said. [Xinhua/Weng Xinyang]

Shen Houfu, 82, poses for a photo as he compares a bridge with his painting in Shaoxing City of east China's Zhejiang Province August 31, 2017. Shen began his creation of a giant painting depicting what his hometown was like according to his childhood memory 8 years ago when he was hospitalized with cancer diagnoses. Upon his recovery, he continued to create more paintings on the ancient towns in such a comprehensive way that the 47 paintings he created serve as a blue print for a local town renovation project by a land developer. "I regard it as our responsibility to keep the historical and relic heritage of the town to our future generations." Shen said. [Xinhua/Weng Xinyang]

Photo taken on August 31, 2017 shows a part of painting that Shen Houfu created in Shaoxing City of east China's Zhejiang Province. Shen, 82, began his creation of a giant painting depicting what his hometown was like according to his childhood memory 8 years ago when he was hospitalized with cancer diagnoses. Upon his recovery, he continued to create more paintings on the ancient towns in such a comprehensive way that the 47 paintings he created serve as a blue print for a local town renovation project by a land developer. "I regard it as our responsibility to keep the historical and relic heritage of the town to our future generations." Shen said. [Xinhua/Weng Xinyang]

 

(Source: Xinhua)

 

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