unconditional surrender

On the bay front in Sarasota, Florida, sits the 26′ statue
“Unconditional Surrender’ by Seward Johnson.
It has such a wow factor as you drive past with the city and bay surrounding it.
It was modeled after the photograph V-J Day in Times Square by Alfred Eisenstaedt,
a sailor kissing a nurse in Times Square after the surrender of the Japanese in WWII.

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It originally came to the ‘Sarasota Season of Sculpture’ show on the bay front in 2005.
Meant to be on display temporarily, a WWII veteran purchased it for the city.

Our recent trip found us getting up close and personal.  Those are some big shoes!

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joelle at foot

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