Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Midway - the view

Here is the view from the port side of the Midway Museum. This looks toward Seaport Village and the Coronado Bridge. The sculpture is based on the famous photograph of a sailor kissing a nurse on V-J Day in Times Square by Alfred Eisenstaedt and is called "Unconditional Surrender". Although critics think the sculpture is tacky (read more here), visitors seem to like it. What do you think?

5 Comments:

Blogger expat said...

I think it's great. It looked particularly good from a distance, as we croozed past on a Jazz Boat a couple of weeks ago.

Wed Sep 26, 11:51:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Brent McD. said...

love the photo, not sure about the statue. haven't seen it in person yet....

Wed Sep 26, 12:37:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Eric said...

taken in historical context, the statue is awesome. and i think it's great that we get the opportunity to recreate Eisenstaedt's photographic moment if only in a tongue-in-cheek way. and i love your shot.

Wed Sep 26, 02:48:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous salian said...

I love this shot. At first glance, I actually thought you got a photo of two people kissing... and then I noticed the tiny people.

Thu Sep 27, 08:27:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Lynette said...

Super-dooper! I think the statue and your photo are both super-dooper.

Mon Oct 01, 12:54:00 PM PDT  

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