Stones that absorb solar energy light up the night sky in the Eindhoven region of the Netherlands.
A new 600-metre bicycle path in the Netherlands is lit unlike any other, owed in large part to the thousands of stones that absorb sunlight during the day, which is then emitted as beautiful fluorescent light during the night. Much like this glowing pavement in the UK, the path designed by Daan Roosegaarde is a tribute to Van Gogh’s famous painting, “Starry Night.”
The 600-metre bicycle path in located in the Eindhoven region and makes use of the same light-emitting techniques Roosegaarde developed for his Smart Highway concept. Not only is the path a tribute to Van Gogh, but it’s also in the same area where he lived from 1883 to 1885. Local residents will have to wait until 2014 for the project to be finished, at which point it will another unique bicycle path that has become a city landmark. Known as the Hovenring, its a suspended roundabout 72 meters in diameter built specifically to cater for the city’s bicycle traffic.
Images: Daan Roosegaarde