With the Tokyo Bureau Chief in town we went for a look at the enlarged cotter dam and the new piece of public art; Flow.
To be honest 15 tonnes of concrete sculpture is a little underwhelming in the context of the entire dam wall.
It does have a blurb replete with explanation if you’re into that sort of thing.
Blurb or no blurb the dam wall is not going to have its show stolen by any sculpture.
Reading the documentation we discovered there was a path to a lookout over the dam. Having come all this way we thought why not?
It’s a moderately challenging walk and I recommend wearing good shoes.
There’s also a moderately vicious magpie along the way which was a nice “welcome back to Australia” for the Tokyo Bureau Chief.
Once you get up to height it turns out you can see Telstrayama from there. (Which means you should be able to see the dam from Black Mountain now that I think about it)
The warning signs up top were particularly colourful.
Particularly when you look at the wire used on the fence.
Genuine razor wire was, however, found further down.
Once out on the platform is was nice to observe the world’s loneliest staircase.
You could shoot a great science fiction movie on that there dam wall!
On the way down we enjoyed the diligent tagging work done a long way from town.
So it’s worth a look. Cotter Avenue is a picnickers delight, the dam wall is impressive, and it’s a good walk to the lookout.
More details on the Actew Water website.