The Dutch town of Eindhoven has just opened a brilliant bike path to commemorate the life of one of its most famous residents, painter Vincent van Gogh.
Created by Daan Roosegarde, a Dutch artist who specializes in interactive installations, the solar powered path contains over 50,000 glow-in-the-dark stones covering half a mile. The swirling path design is also accented by LED lights to enhance the brightness.
The unique installation celebrates the 125th anniversary of van Gogh’s death and was inspired by one of the artist’s most well-known paintings, “Starry Night.”
Using alternative energy to light the Van Gogh Bicycle Path is part of a larger project by Roosegaarde called “Smart Highway.”
Though van Gogh lived and worked in various towns in the Netherlands, he spent several years in Eindhoven, utilizing the town as a backdrop for many of his works.