Jalousie has been turned into a colorful tribute to Haitian artist, Prefete Duffaut, whose imaginary cities rose up from canvas in a profusion that exemplifies the world's view of what a shanty town should, ideally, be. Reasons for choosing Jalousie as the site for this tribute range from the town's mayor wishing to make it a new tourist attraction, to wanting to give the residents a sense of national identity.
This is the view in Port-au-Prince, one of Haiti's biggest shantytowns,called jalousie. It is a large number pf homes located on a mountainside in the nation's capital. Currently, there is a project to paint them
Many people were employed to start painting the concrete facades of buildings in Jalousie slum in a rainbow of purple, peach, lime and cream. This idea was taken from the famous Haitian artist and Haitian painter Prefete Duffaut in his famous work "cities-in-the-skies".
This project is to cost the government $1.4 million