Not all countries in the world do have a dedicated lane for bikers. Due to narrowing roads and increasing number of cars, bike lanes are becoming more of an optional desire rather than a mandatory need. But in Netherlands, there is a specific bike lane that is attracting hundreds of tourists from all over the world. And the reason behind it will shock you!
Located in the city of Eindhoven, just outside the village of Nuenen, designer Dan Roosegaarde developed a 600 meters cycle path that looks very ordinary during the day but hides a stunning secret that can only be seen at night. Called the “Van Gogh-Roosegaarde Path”, this twinkling bike path contain thousands of specially made colored stones that fantastically illuminates at night!
Inspired by Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night painting, artist Dan Roosegaarde team up with Heijmans constructions to create this almost 1 kilometer long glowing bike path.
The stones used to illuminate this Van Gogh path are charged by daylight and when the night comes, it display a stunning array of colors that is truly breathtaking.
According to Roosegaarde, this form of “techno poetics” is his ode to the wonderful creations made by the late great artist Van Gogh.
Check out this video and watch the very magical Van Gogh path glowing in action…
Video from: YouTube
This Starry Night-inspired bike lane is part of Van Gogh 2015, the 125th year anniversary to honor the death of Van Gogh in 1890. This is just a part or a much larger Van Gogh Cycle Route in the province of North Brabant, where Van Gogh grew up. The entire route measures 335 kilometers long and it is subdivided into five individual trips.
H/T to: cnn
Looking at this Van Gogh path in pictures is simply fantastic, what more seeing it first hand in the actual location! Oh… biking in this route must be very romantic and enchanting too! Have you visited this one-of-a-kind glowing bike lane? Hit the comments section below for your thoughts and don’t forget to share this post to your friends!
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