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We Love Peru!

We Love Peru!

access_time January 5, 2017

   Yes, we do! With the perfect blend of fascinating ruins, beautiful beaches and delectable food, Peru is a country with much to envy. If you plan to travel here, these are the 6...

A Soul Evoking Trip To The Valley Of Flowers & Shri Hemkund Sahib

A Soul Evoking Trip To The Valley Of Flowers & Shri Hemkund Sahib

access_time July 8, 2016

  “Let’s begin with a small test. Close your eyes and imagine a Valley of Flowers. Even though you may...

12 Kid-Friendly Places In Bangalore

12 Kid-Friendly Places In Bangalore

access_time March 24, 2016

Love Banglore? Well, Manisha Desai has some great advice and suggestions to make your kids love Banglore too!   Bangalore...

Cycle With The Stars On A Bike Tour In The Netherlands

Cycle With The Stars On A Bike Tour In The Netherlands

access_time November 27, 2014 chat_bubble_outline 0 comments 3836 views

Fan of glow parties, meteor showers and starry nights? Well then the Van Gogh Bicycle Path is definitely your scene

The Van Gogh Bicycle Path; thisiscolossal.comThe Van Gogh Bicycle Path; thisiscolossal.com

The Van Gogh Bicycle Path; thisiscolossal.com

Now imagine thousands of stars lying in your path, how pretty would that sight be? The Van Gogh Bicycle path in Eindhoven, Netherlands looks like something straight out of a dream with soft glow lights illuminating the way.
The path is inspired by Vincent Van Gogh’s famous painting The Starry Night. It pays homage to the artist and opened just in time for the 125th death anniversary of Van Gogh.
Vincent Van Gogh's painting The Starry Night

Vincent Van Gogh’s painting The Starry Night

Now if you take a look, you will notice that it has swirls of lights along the path. This feat was achieved by artist and double-letter enthusiast Daan Roosegaarde. He installed a number of stones covered in a special smart coating that soaks up solar rays during the day and glow for hours after the sun goes down. The treated stones were cemented into place in swirls and whorls that match the celestial whirlpools depicted in Van Gogh’s painting. At full charge, the glowing path emits a strong blue-green glow, painting bikers and hikers in a soft, but eerie light.
This project will promote the use of sustainable energy and in turn, sustainable tourism. It is a part of the Smart Highway project which experiments and promotes new energy solutions for public works.
So what are you waiting for? If Netherlands didn’t appeal to you before, it sure will now!
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