This metal tree is quite dazzling I think. It’s sited on the edge of an open space known as Hanley Central Forest Park. The park is actually the greened-over, reclaimed site of an old colliery pit.
The sculpture is called Tree Stories. At the ends of its branches are little symbols of the industries of Stoke-on-Trent, including pickaxes (for mining) and so on.
Of course, not everybody likes it as much as I do.
Even when it won an award, people were still unsure about it, and there’s even a Facebook group called Stoke Against Sculpture in Hanley Forest Park! Can’t please everybody...