Just outside of Kondinin you will find these sculptures placed perfectly by a Green Salt Lake. Unfortunately, after some research on the official Kondinin page, I could could not find a name for the place or the sculptures.
The four sculptures are marked with the following labels:
- Is that Rain
- Crop Inspection
- Clearing Land
From what I can I can gather, these sculptures tell a story of this area which include Clearing Land, Rain, Crop Inspection and Shearing. However, as it the sculptures are also by the Salt Lake it could also mean how the clearing of the land created the Salt Lakes!
One can easily drive past the lake as there is no signage. However, because I was curious to find out more, I did a quick U-Turn and parked in a safe area away from the road.
Although there was a fence around this entire area, there was a wooden framed doorway which basically said: “Welcome – Please explore!” [invitation accepted]
Because it was in the middle of the day, I paid particular attention to moving objects on the ground. (i.e. snakes). At first, my interest was more drawn to the sculptures. I was hoping to find some history about them. Unfortunately – NOT!
Then I was drawn to the white frosted edging around the lake. The closer I walked, the more salty and acidic the air became. I questioned whether salt could be an acid and with some research, found that there is an Acid Salt. [Glad I did not put my foot into that water!!!!!]
There were not many living things around this lake. It reminded me of movies such as ‘2012’….and I remember making comments to the kids that jumped into the acid lake that they should have known better by observing the environment. I observed….nothing but dead wood and a floating feather. Maybe the remnants of an unfortunate bird?
Under closer exception I could feel the salt crystals crush under my feet. For those familiar with this area may laugh at my description of this area … they may even suggest to scoop up some salt for use at home! I prefer to follow one of my rules “Better be SAFE than SORRY!” Besides – if everyone scooped up salt – what would be left???
Overall – I was really glad to have stopped. I am sure the water was not that bad (although I was not willing to take that test). The sculptures were amazing…and I can now say — “Been There – Done That ——> BOUGHT the T-Shirt!”
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