The first innovative bicycle path in the Netherlands will be paved with light stones that will charge during the day and emit light during the evening. The path will run by the home that Vincent van Gogh lived in from 1883-5.


Looking at the stars always makes me dream, as simply as I dream over the black dots representing towns and villages on a map.

Why, I ask myself, shouldn’t the shining dots of the sky be as accessible as the black dots on the map of France?

Just as we take a train to get to Tarascon or Rouen, we take death to reach a star. We cannot get to a star while we are alive any more than we can take the train when we are dead. So to me it seems possible that cholera, tuberculosis and cancer are the celestial means of locomotion. Just as steamboats, buses and railways are the terrestrial means.

To die quietly of old age would be to go there on foot.

― Vincent van Gogh (via meanwhileelsewhere)
It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.
Vincent van Gogh (via feellng)

Vincent van Gogh, Starry Night [detail] (1889) 


So this is at the psychiatric hospital Van Gogh lived and painted at for a time in St-Remy. It was magnificent.

Still Life: Vase with Pink Roses || Vincent van Gogh, 1890

Art is to console those who are broken by life.
― Vincent van Gogh (via acrylicalchemy)



When Van Gogh arrived in Arles in February 1888 fruit trees in the orchards were about to bloom. The blossoms of the apricot, peach and plum trees motivated him, and within a month he had created fourteen paintings of blossoming fruit trees. Excited by the subject matter, Van Gogh completed nearly one painting a day. Around April 21 Van Gogh wrote to Theo, that he “will have to seek something new, now the orchards have almost finished blossoming.”

Van Gogh intended the three orchard paintings, The pink orchardThe white orchard and The pink peach tree, to go together.

sheer, wonderful beauty.

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