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GALLERY: Glow in the dark bicycle path in Netherlands inspired by Van Gogh's 'Starry Night'

Artist Daan Roosegaarde has taken inspiration from Vincent Van Vogh's masterpiece, Starry Night, and recreated it into a bicycle path in the Netherlands.

It is the world's first glow-in-the-dark bicycle path, named the Van Gogh-Roosegaarde Bicycle Path. It is scattered with glow in the night.  Bright stones are arranged in the same pattern as the stars from the 19th Century painting.

"I wanted to create a place that people will experience in a special way, the technical combined with experience,that’s what techno-poetry means to me," Roosegarde said in a statement.

The trail's opening, on Nov 12, celebrates the 125th anniversary of the artist's death. The trail extends between Eindhoven and Neunen, areas where Van Gogh spent part of his life.


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The stones are polished with smart coatings that absorb light during the daytime and can light the trail at night for up to eight hours. A solar panel is also used to charge the trail on days when there is little sunlight.

Vincent Van Gogh was born in 1853 in the Netherlands. He painted The Starry Night in 1889 while living in an asylum in Saint-Rémy, France. He committed suicide in July 1890 two months after his release, according to the Van Gogh Gallery.

Source: ABC News

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