Day 182 – Unconditional Surrender
Remember that photo of the iconic kiss from the end of WWII? Well, it was recreated in a 25 ft., 3 ton statue and titled “Unconditional Surrender”. It has visited a few cities since 2005, and it current sits on the waterfront in San Diego next to the Midway Carrier Museum. Initially I was wishing for better light on the statue, but I ended up really liking the partial silhouette.
The statue is currently on loan to the city through the end of August 2010. There is a non-profit group raising funds to try to keep it here. Who knows what will happen. The woman in the picture is Edith Shain, who recently passed away at her home in Los Angeles at the age of 92. Read more about it here.
On another note –
Today is the HALF WAY point in the 365 Project! It seems to have all gone by so fast. Thanks to everyone who’s been following along, enjoying the pictures and of course all the great comments! Keep ’em coming; I love that part of it!
A special thanks to my good friend Dave, who I talked into doing this project along with me. It’s been great to share ideas, inspiration and frustrations through the process. Hopefully we’ll make it through the year without you wanting to kill me for dragging you into this. 🙂