Smart Highway – a Tribute to Van Gogh

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Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde paid homage to Vincent Van Gogh’s famous “Starry Night” painting by creating a glowing bike path relying on solar-powered LED lights. The 650-yard route which opened November 12, 2014 extends between Eindhoven and Neunen, Netherlands, where Van Gogh spent part of his life. Its the first event marking the 125th anniversary of Van Gogh’s death July 29, 2015. (Photo by Pim Hendriksen/Studio Roosegaarde)

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The first glow-in-the-dark bicycle path. (Photo by Pim Hendriksen/Studio Roosegaarde)

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Van Gogh painted “Starry Night” in 1889 during the time he lived in an asylum in Saint-Remy, France. (Photo by Pim Hendriksen/Studio Roosegaarde)

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An overview of the high-tech LED .37 mile path. (Photo by Studio Roosegaarde)

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The stones were placed in wet cement. (Photo by Pim Hendriksen/Studio Roosegaarde)

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The path is coated in photoluminescent paint and also embedded with small LEDs that get their power from solar panels. (Photo by Pim Hendriksen/Studio Roosegaarde)

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The stones are polished with smart coatings that charge during the day and glow at night. (Photo by Pim Hendriksen/Studio Roosegaarde)

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The path is part of Smart Highway, a collaborative project between Roosegaarade and the Dutch construction company Heijmans, for “interactive and sustainable roads for tomorrow”. (Photo by Pim Hendriksen/Studio Roosegaarde)

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