To celebrate the life and work of painter Vincent van Gogh, Dutch artist and designer Daan Roosegaarde has created an illuminated bike path inspired by one of van Gogh’s most famous works; “Starry Night”. The path honors the 125th anniversay of Vincent van Gogh’s death in a spectacularly beautiful way. The kilometre-long bike path features 50,000 glow-in-the-dark stones, which have been embedded in the ground.
The solar-powered stones soak up the sun’s rays by day, resulting in a breath-taking swirling pattern of glowing fragments reminicent of Van gogh‘s “Starry Night”.
Per MailOnline Travel News, The installation is part of the larger Van Gogh Cycle Route, which is free of charge and open to the public year round. The entire route measures 335 kilometres and is split into five individual day trips, which connect several Van Gogh heritage sites.
Photo Credit: Daan Roosegaarde.
Interested in learning more about van Gogh? Here is a great book; van Gogh: The Complete Paintings. Ready to plan your trip to the Netherlands? You’ll want to check out these Books on the Netherlands.
Alexa Meisler is the editorial director of 52 Perfect Days. Born in Paris, France she has since lived in Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Portland, Oregon. She currently resides in San Diego with her husband and son where they enjoy exploring California and Mexico.
Travel has always been a part of her life; traveling to such places as Morocco, Tangiers and Spain as a young child as well as taking many road trips to Mexico with her grandparents as a young girl. Since then, she has traveled abroad to locations such as Russia, Taiwan and throughout Europe.
Prior to working at 52 Perfect Days she was a freelance travel writer; focusing on family and women’s adventure experiences.