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On Location: Woodlawn Cemetery

Updated: May 15, 2023

Today's visit to Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx was particularly memorable. The cemetery is not only a resting place for those who have passed on, but it's also a museum of art and history. Standing at the grave site of Attilio Piccirilli was an experience that will stay with me for a long time. Piccirilli was an Italian-born sculptor who immigrated to the United States and gained fame for his work on several notable monuments and buildings, including the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

The memorial at Piccirilli's grave is a stunning example of his work. The intricate details and lifelike renderings of the figures are awe-inspiring. It's easy to see why he was so respected and why his work has stood the test of time.

As I walked through the cemetery, I couldn't help but marvel at the wealth of sculptures around me. Every turn revealed a new masterpiece, each one different from the last. From the grand mausoleums of the wealthy to the humble headstones of the working class, the cemetery truly has something for everyone.

On Location: Woodlawn Cemetery

Visiting Woodlawn Cemetery was an eye-opening experience that reminded me of the power of art, architecture, and history. It's incredible to think that these works of art will continue to be enjoyed and appreciated for generations to come. It was a productive day, indeed, and one that I will always cherish.

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