Street Art of the Day: Glow-in-the-Dark Van Gogh Bike Path Opens in Netherlands

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The Netherlands has just unveiled its second coolest bike path, a glow-in-the-dark stretch of road that displays illuminated patterns based on Vincent van Gogh's famous painting "Starry Night."

The kilometer-long path, designed by Daan Roosegaarde in association with his "Smart Highways" project, runs through the province of Noord Brabant, where Van Gogh grew up.

It consists of thousands of stones covered in special paint which charge during the day and light up at night.

As a backup - in case the path doesn't get enough of a charge during the day - there are additional LED lights along the side that are charged by an accompanying solar panel.
"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," said Roosegaarde.

Earlier this week another path was opened up for use by SolaRoad, which contains built-in solar panels to generate electricity.

Starry Night of Starry Nights of the Day

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Starry Night of Starry Nights of the Day
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One evening when cloudy weather put a halt to his astronomy research, Harvard Ph.D. student Alex Parker was inspired to get creative -- so he uploaded the top 100 images from the Hubble telescope into a mosaic-making program and recreated Van Gogh's iconic 1889 painting.

No big deal.

Want more? This guy recreated Starry Night from door knobs.

Fine Art of the Day

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Fine Art of the Day: Nommy, Nommy Night: Van Gogh's "The Starry Night" recreated with bacon by Instructables member / bacon-enthusiast CopperTwist for the site's Bacon Contest.

Bacon.

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