In A Dutch Town, A Glowing Bike Path Inspired By Van Gogh
DAVID GREENE, HOST:
Imagine if a painting could really come to life.
STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:
This sort of happened in the city of Eindhoven in the Netherlands. They've installed a bicycle path near the former home of the artist Vincent van Gogh. It's paved with thousands of small, glowing stones.
GREENE: Which are arranged like a swirling night sky in van Gogh's famous painting, "The Starry Night." It's the work of a Dutch artist named Daan Roosegaarde who says the painting wasn't the only thing on his mind.
DAAN ROOSEGAARDE: The project was inspired by these glow-in-the-dark stars that you and I know, looking at the ceiling when we were boys.
INSKEEP: Visitors can now essentially bike on a van Gogh painting through the very landscape that inspired the artist's work.
ROOSEGAARDE: And I'm hearing it's like the spot, right now, to take your first date, so (laughter).
GREENE: OK, there's that. That's Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde the creator of a van Gogh-inspired bike path.
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