Bus Stop Art

Tableau [Day 243/365]

“You’re travelling through another dimension. A dimension, not only of sign and sound, but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. Next stop, The Twilight Zone.” – Rod Serling

That intro used for one of the seasons of The Twilight Zone seems appropriate for this unusual scene facing anyone going through the center of Utrecht today. Thanks to Kerryanne, I was made aware of this bus stop on the journey to wonder or madness and knew I had to head over and see for myself.
Mind Trip

There are some amusing details throughout, including the uneven dresser, the bottles of beer, and the pictures of the Dutch national football team. You may find yourself thinking of classic student dorm rooms, and if you look more closely to the advert on the side of the bus stop, you’ll start to get the idea that this is just some elaborate advertising on the part of Rabobank, trying to get new students arriving in town to open accounts with them. Still, as far as advertising goes, it’s certainly entertaining and eye-catching.

7 thoughts on “Bus Stop Art

  1. Original, isn’t it? It certainly attracts attention and then we’re posting it all over the internet so at the Rabobank they must be saying: Mission accomplished! 😀

    • I didn’t notice the Rabobank part until I got home and looked more closely at the photos, but so many advertisers have used that bus stop for a variety of unusual promotions that I figured it probably was another advert rather than a proper art installation. It would have been nicer if it had been art for art’s sake.

  2. I had to do a double take at first and I think the use of the Twilight Zone intro was very appropriate.

    but if it’s really a student’s room where are the piles of unwashed clothes?

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