While the West side is already Ventura's funky side, the rusting
metal structures at the abandoned Shell Chemical Plant along the
Ventura River Bike Trail is at the far end of funky . The amazing
graffiti art, some with social and cryptic messages, decorate the
decaying metal like hieroglyphics from a past civilization. The clank
of dangling metal against the huge empty tanks plays an eerie, haunting
sound. Not a place you'd want to be after dark and honestly a little
scary in the day too.
Take an artistic and eerie tour of this abondoned plant...
This post-apocalyptic looking oddity was also inspiration for Aingel Emme's music video appropriately titled "Straight to Hell".