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Big Kiss

“Unconditional Surrender,” a 25-foot, 6,000 pound statue by world-renowned artist J. Seward Johnson commemorating a famous World War II photo was unveiled Feb. 10 at Mole Park in San Diego.

Unconditional Surrender is a three-dimensional interpretation of a photo taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt of a Sailor kissing a nurse in Times Square, New York City on Aug. 14, 1945, following the announcement of V-J Day.

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Gary Buzel31-Jan-2010 19:13
Excellent shot, the little people need to be careful they don't get stepped on!
monica memoli16-Oct-2009 22:10
Love it! v
Anthea's Photography02-Oct-2009 10:04
Amazing, I thought they were real people, amazing statue!
Chris Spracklen22-Mar-2009 21:41
Love it!
Cracking shot of a brilliant statue, Walter.
Best regards, Chris
tamir20-Feb-2009 14:55
Guest 03-Feb-2009 01:06
I think this is so cool. At first I thought it was a couple of models reacting it out. Great shot.
parallaxes19-Jun-2008 05:59
From link to link... I discover your galleries... and this one... excellent, great (!) :^) +V+

Zara Altair05-Jun-2008 02:24
Hey Walter,
Very San Diego even though the photo was in New York. I had, until three years ago, a sailor hat somebody tossed out the window of a bus as the boys were coming home. We stood outside my grandmother's gas station on the Highway and cheered them as they went by toward San Diego.
Dan Chusid01-Apr-2008 15:12
I need to get down there.
Barbara Read and Fred Schaad25-Mar-2008 00:44
Great shot and what a fantastic sculpture. V
Chad Ramsey23-Mar-2008 20:45
Wow... that's big! :-) nice shot~V
Barbara Heide21-Mar-2008 05:04
lol! great find ! v
Dave Perez20-Mar-2008 15:41
Awesome!! Great job! V
Ronny Van Eeckhoutte19-Mar-2008 22:51
Great capture. Compositon and light are all here.

Sofia Solomennikova19-Mar-2008 15:35
Impressive and inspiring too ;) V
Ann Cleeves19-Mar-2008 15:32
Some statue!...and so lifelike...amazing sight & a great image
Sandi Whitteker19-Mar-2008 14:36
I love this statue, and the story behind it. Someone's peekin' up her skirt again.
patou18-Mar-2008 23:20
C est immense et tres beau !! ( v )
Ken Chambers ARPS18-Mar-2008 22:34
Walter this is fantastic. Can you tell us more about it please?
vatorman18-Mar-2008 22:24
Big is right Walter. I didn’t think this statue was so large. Great shot.
LeeG18-Mar-2008 21:34
v !
LeeG18-Mar-2008 21:32
Awesome shot Walter!
Alf Terje Vollan18-Mar-2008 21:10
Great shot. Excellent captured.
Simon Chandler18-Mar-2008 20:37
Fantastic work. Excellent composition, love the people for scale and the background. v
zyziza18-Mar-2008 20:34
Yes, really big one!!! V
marie-jose wolff18-Mar-2008 19:09
LOvely find and capture! V
Fong Lam18-Mar-2008 18:35
Wow, I would love to visit this statue.
Great find and capture, Walter.
Peter Sussex18-Mar-2008 17:56
Cool, at first look I really thought it was the photo.
Marcia Colelli18-Mar-2008 17:55
very nice job V
Brinn MacDougall18-Mar-2008 17:54
Here's something you don't see every day, this is huge!
Steve Morris18-Mar-2008 17:49
Fantastic Walter really compelling image! V
Raymond18-Mar-2008 16:21
Very well done Walter... !
BleuEvanescence18-Mar-2008 15:38
The american version of the kiss by Doisneau... ;)
Superbe monsieur!!!
Pat Shawyer18-Mar-2008 15:00
Such an iconic photograph from WW11..Where is the statue Walter?
globalgadabout18-Mar-2008 14:47
nice capture...must be a popular spot for lovers...V
Sam Stevenson18-Mar-2008 14:19
Interesting effect as the eyes scan down from the top. I thought at first you were re-staging the famous photo, until I got to the feet. :-)
carabias18-Mar-2008 14:18
Bellísima capture, Walter!! Es magnífica! VVV
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