"Unconditional Surrender" sculpture in San Diego

Val and Rick Piencka of San Diego strike the pose for their scrapbook next to J. Seward Johnson's sculpture "Unconditional Surrender."  The larger-than-life sculpture sits next to the aircraft carrier Midway at the San Diego Embarcadero, is 25 feet high and weighs 6,000 pounds. It's a three-dimensional interpretation of a photo taken by <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEHST000615" title="Alfred Eisenstaedt" href="/topic/arts-culture/alfred-eisenstaedt-PEHST000615.topic">Alfred Eisenstaedt</a> of a sailor kissing a nurse in New York's <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLTRA0000160" title="Times Square" href="/topic/travel/commuting/times-square-PLTRA0000160.topic">Times Square</a> on Aug. 14, 1945, following the announcement of V-J day.
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( Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times )

Val and Rick Piencka of San Diego strike the pose for their scrapbook next to J. Seward Johnson's sculpture "Unconditional Surrender." The larger-than-life sculpture sits next to the aircraft carrier Midway at the San Diego Embarcadero, is 25 feet high and weighs 6,000 pounds. It's a three-dimensional interpretation of a photo taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt of a sailor kissing a nurse in New York's Times Square on Aug. 14, 1945, following the announcement of V-J day.

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