KMToyota

Covered in beads, people's names, warning signs and a rather horrific paintjob.
Covered in beads, people's names, warning signs and a rather horrific paintjob.

I’m not so sure I can explain this one.

I found this DIY abomination lurking in central Taichung 臺中 under the overhang1 near the infamously decayed and decrepit Qiānyuè Building 千越大樓. I’d like to think it’s an official diplomatic vehicle – the KMT are one of the two main political parties in Taiwan, but in reality it’s either some kind of art piece, being ridiculous on purpose, or the handiwork of a sufficiently fervent supporter. I’m betting it’s the latter, for better or worse.

  1. Much of Taiwan’s inner-city buildings hang over the pavements and form long, covered walkways. This architectural feature is known as Qílóu 騎樓 and protects pedestrians from both the intense sun and rain, but not from the many scooters, furniture and shop wares you’ll have to thread your way around should you happen to walk through one.
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