The truth is that Schiller’s monument did not cause me much impact until I stood directly under it and looked at it from beneath. It almost feels as if he were looking down on you. Not only does the sculpture of the poet cause an impact, the inscription beneath him empowers the monument even more. Biesecker’s reading made me think about the careful selection that comes into place when a location to set a monument. Might there be a reason to place a monument of a German poet in Rochester New York, or at least would there have been one in the early 1900’s?