Awesome Humans: Daan Roosegaarde Modernizes Van Gogh

awesome-humans-bikepath-111914Ever been to Eindhoven? It’s a city in the Netherlands, and its main claim to fame is that this artist named Vincent Van Gogh used to live there. Perhaps you’ve heard of him…?

The city is about to embark on a Van Gogh theme year for 2015 (the 125th anniversary of the artist’s death will be in March), and to kick it off in the most appropriate way possible, artist Daan Roosegaarde designed the Van Gogh Bicycle Path, which opened to the public last week. Together with Heijmans Infrastructure, this Smart Highway path (which utilizes solar energy and other technology to operate) illuminates the night in a beautiful and modern homage to Van Gogh’s “Starry Night.”

I never cycle at night, but I would if I had a path like this to ride along. What a lovely treasure for the city, and a perfect nod to an artistic master. Roosegarde’s design is amazing!

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