There is really no reason to carve a lamp post. It would probably not make any difference to anyone’s life if the lamp post were not carved, or if it were carved any differently. However, the fact that the lamp post is carved subtly adds to the atmosphere and character of the place. Small things like the lamp post won’t be given much attention, but if they are missing or unattractive, they ruin the whole experience.
This photograph was taken at Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna, Austria. Everything at the Palace has a grand feel to it, and even the lamp posts aren’t exempt from this. Though the candles have been replaced by light bulbs, the outer structure of the lamp post is probably similar to what it was when the Palace was built.