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A Glowing Bicycle Path Takes Inspiration from Van Gogh's 'The Starry Night'

Experience 'The Starry Night' on a bike in Holland.

by Becky Chung
25 November 2016, 12:35pm

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This article was originally published on November 12, 2014 but we think it still rocks!

Vincent van Gogh's The Starry Night is instantly recognizableeven as an ocean current timelapse or an animation of aerosols in the air. In the Dutch province of Noord Brabant where Van Gogh was born and raised, you'll be able to experience the night sky as a bike path.

Daan Roosegaarde and his team of innovators at Studio Roosegaarde have previously created jewelry from smoga glowing lotus dome, and "LEGO from Mars." The Van Gogh-Roosegarde bicycle path is coated with a specially-developed paint that takes in solar energy during the day, and glows with it at night. "It's a new total system that is self-sufficient and practical, and just incredibly poetic," Roosegaarde told Dezeen. The work is the second part of Roosegaarde's research into creating smart glow-in-the-dark highways

Below, more stills of the Van Gogh-Roosegaarde bicycle path:

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h/t Dezeen

First glowing Van Gogh-Roosegaarde bicycle path in the world from Studio Roosegaarde on Vimeo.

To learn more about the bike path click here

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