Above: the “big ugly penis shaped lump of concrete” gets into the spirit of Christmas with some festive lights.
Australia has a proud tradition of “big” things, Wodonga already has the world’s largest rolling pin, Myrtleford has the “big cigarette”, there’s the “big Ned Kelly” in Glenrowan, Swan Hill has the “big Murray cod”, there’s another “big Murray cod” in Tocumwal, Nerandera has the world’s largest playable guitar, you’ll want to stay away from Kiama, they’ve got the “big turd” (it’s true, perhaps just as disturbingly it’s main tourist attraction is the “Kiama blow-hole”) and I think we can all envy Cobar with their “big beer can”.
But it seems Wodonga is looking to double up on it’s “big things” value with the “big ugly penis shaped lump of concrete” commonly known as the water tower.
Recent attempts to clean it with a high pressure hose don’t seem to have done much to improve it’s appearance, nor has putting a fake gnome door around the back of it.
I guess giving it a coat of flesh-coloured paint and growing a bit of a rambling hedge around the base of it will be the next attempt to take the sting out of Australia’s ugliest icon.