Cedar totem pole in Plymouth
... and thought you'd like to cee it, too!
The wonders of t'internet has enabled me to find out why it's there, sitting near North Cross roundabout in the city centre. Apparently, it formed the centre piece of a floral display on Plymouth Hoe, as part of the city's Britain in Bloom campaign of 2009.
The 18-ft pole is made from a cedar trunk, carved to depict creatures that Darwin found on the Galapagos Islands. Rather than discard it, or put it in deep storage, the council decided to find a long-term home for its display, and erected it here in 2010. It's certainly eye-catching, even on a dull day like today.