Weird California
Weird California
Weird California - By Joe Parzanese

Ventura Bus Station

Map 3330 Telegraph Road, Ventura, California 93003

A bus stop in Ventura depicts a bus transforming into a house!
A bus stop in Ventura depicts a bus transforming into a house!

In Ventura, a bus transfer station at Telegraph Road near the Pacific View Mall is also an award winning art piece. At a cost of $2.2 million dollars, the bus transfer station called "Bus Home" stands 36 feet tall at its highest point and is a twisty spiral of steel, concrete and acrylic. Its grand opening was June 12, 2002, and it was built by the artist, Dennis Oppenheim. According to Oppenheim the "work depicts the metamorphosis of a bus becoming a house." and it is meant to signify that "the passengers will arrive at their destination. They will arrive home."

The art piece shows a bus slowly transforming into a house, looping through the changes. Sadly there are several criticisms of the art piece, despite the awards it has one. Besides the not surprising eye sore complaint, many travelers have complained that the art piece doesn't provide adequate shelter in inclimate weather.

Ventura Bus Station
Ventura Bus Station
Ventura Bus Station
Ventura Bus Station
Ventura Bus Station
Ventura Bus Station

Last Edited: 2016-01-23


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