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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Wordless Wednesday - Unconditional Surrender

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Unconditional Surrender in San Diego. A 25-foot, 6,000 pound sculpture by artist J. Seward Johnson commemorating a famous World War II photo as seen below.


The original photo was taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt titled "The Kiss", of a Sailor kissing a nurse in Time Square, New York City on Aug 14 1945.


47 comments:

  1. awesome capture. I'v always loved that photo.

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  2. thanks for that adorable pic of the sculpture!
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  3. I love that picture!!!What a great kiss!!!

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  4. Wow now those are some long legs. if anything they are both bent over even further in the picture why he's got her flat on her back while standing up.

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  5. Ha, nice. But it would have been more interesting with a twist.

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  6. How cool! I'm glad to know the title of this photo finally - my DH has no idea about this photo - I thought everyone knew! Now I can bring him to this post. :) Happy WW!

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  7. aw, this is such a beautiful statue! totally romantic.

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  9. I know this the kiss. It appeared in the Night at the museum 2. :D

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  10. This has got to be one of my favorite statues whenever I visit San Diego. I'm glad you got to see it firsthand too.

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  11. I love both the photo and the sculpture! What a sweet image.

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  12. i always wondered if their romance lived long as this famous kissing posture.

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  13. This is really interesting. At first I thought the 1st pix was a real thing!

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  14. I had heard someone had did a sculpture on the photo, but I did not know it was done in color! 25 feet tall! wow!
    ~hugs, Faythe @GMT

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  15. G' Day From Australia, Fantastic kiss to start the world on a new journey after the war.

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  16. What a beautiful statue.

    I played too. Mine are here and here.

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  17. Brilliant! i have never seen this before i am glad you included the original picture to explain about the sculpture :-)

    Happy WW!

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  18. That original photo meant so much to people of my parents' generation. Nice to know someone has captured the photo in a sculpture. And now you've captured the sculpture of the photo in a photo!

    Here's my WW:
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    I tried a Linky this week. First time.

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  19. A classic photo; never seen the statue before, didn't even know there was one. Very cool!

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  20. Wow I love this picture, what a stunning piece of sculpture it's timeless.

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  21. Very nice this kiss!Happy WW!

    Irina
    http://hainutecolorate.blogspot.com

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  22. That was an amazing photo and an amazing sculpture! Great shot!

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  23. Interesting. I didn't know that this sculpture existed. I wonder what Eisenstadt would think of it!

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  24. Wow - 25 foot tall. Cool! I love the depiction of this side of the war.

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  26. Thanks for the history lesson. Takes me back to the navy sub days when hubs would port after a long time away. Happy WW!

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  27. This reminds me of that British show, 'As Time Goes By'.

    It's so sweet.

    My WW

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  28. Awesome capture with an equally awesome caption, LOVE it! :)

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  29. So romantic and oh so cool, thanks for sharing LR! :D

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  31. Life where we live it. Thanks for these.

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