A Christmas tree with a modern twist in Geelong, Australia has been dubbed the world's worst by the city's new mayor.
Geelong Mayor, well-known arbiter of good taste, Darryn Lyons, (for it is he), did not mince his words when asked about the $30,000 (£16,500, US$27,000) effort.
"It's a disgrace," Mayor Lyons said. "It's the worst Christmas tree in the world.
"And having starfish in the streets - I won't be having any more starfish next year."