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Glowing Van Gogh cycle trail unveiled in Holland

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Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde has created what is being billed as the world’s most artistic cycle path, featuring a 600m light installation based on a Vincent Van Gogh painting

The Van Gogh-Roosegaarde cycle path, near Eindhoven, contains thousands of luminous stones that display a design inspired by the swirls of the painter’s ‘Starry Night’.

The €700,000 project was delivered with construction firm Heijmans, which is working on a wider series ‘Smart Highway’ road illumination projects with Roosegaarde.

Roosegaarde described the project, which opened this week, as ‘techno-poetry’.

The work forms part of the longer Van Gogh cycle route in the artist’s native North Brabant province.

It was commissioned as part of a range of cultural events to mark the 125th anniversary of Van Gogh’s death, which is due to be marked next year.

Van Gogh-Roosegaarde cycle path

Designer Daan Roosegaarde at the cyclepath

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