I've always loved this scene - it speaks volumes about pure joy, relief, and love of life! Wonderful statue! x Karen
I couldn't have put it better Karen, thank you :)
I think there is one of these in Florida?
Hi Ginny, you are probably right. There is a 25 foot statue that I last knew of in San Diego. When the original was due to move on, a fund was raised to have another put in its place.
Intriguing! Yes, everyone knows the photo.
Thank you William :)
This is so cool, Denise! And I do remember this, because I recall seeing a video of the actual couple who were in this! :)
Happy you enjoyed it Linda. I would like to have seen that video. Maybe it is on YouTube :)
Ohhhhh yessssss!!!!What a famous, famous photo!!!!!
Thanks LC, I agree :)
That is a cool juxtaposition.
Thank you Carver :)
Interesting indeed, and truly iconic.
Thank you Blogoratti :)
That was cool to place it in front of the photo...
Thank you Rose, we thought so too.
Look at that hand, so realistic, it could be one of those life sculptures!Wren x
Thanks WW, amazing isn't it?
I agree Gosia :)
Unconditional Surrender, I have never seen it but yes I have heard of it. Great photo. Diane
Certainly an iconic scene. Fabulous statue - looks like real people have been lightly sprayed with paint/thin plaster!
Thank you Mike, I agree.
I saw one like this in Hawaii, think it was at Pearl Harbour.
Hi Christine, how interesting.
Nice for flag day! :)
we have a giant statue here down by the water front... waiting to see where this one was
I wonder if your statue is permanent or if it is on loan making the tour?
I love the statue in front of the photo too. Can't wait to hear where you were.
Thank you Marie, I shared the explanation today.
Thanks Jan, I totally agree.
I've seen this and was surprised that it turned out those two didn't even know each other when he kissed her. The sailor just happened to be running around kissing different women. Amazing! But it was definitely a jubilant time.
Thank you Kay, I was suprised too but have since put the real story on my blog. What I didn't know was that several people had come forward to claim they were the couple in the famous photo. Maybe they thought they were those people as I am sure a lot of kissing was going on that day.
Love this photo ...All the best Jan
Thank you Jan and the same to you :)
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