July 9, 2010

Kickin' Up Her Heels

Imagine driving along a busy road and seeing this image:  a pair of lady's legs, bound, and hoisted in the air.  Yep, "Unconditional Surrender" is back along the bayfront!  It's a statue created by J. Seward Johnson and modeled after Alfred Jorgensen's famous V-J Day photo of a sailor kissing a nurse in Times Square. These are the nurse's legs pointed skyward as the 9,000 pound, 25 foot tall statue was about to be lifted onto a permanent base next to Sarasota Bay near downtown.  When it was temporarily taken down a few weeks ago for refurbishment, I posted a photo of the moving process here.  And, this is what the statue looks like when it's standing properly.  

11 comments:

Lyndsey said...

What a great shot! Now don't we all have a photo of them standing proper, so this one is unique for sure! Good timing!

T. Becque said...

See there you are in the right place again! How do you do that?! Great shot at a perfect angle.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Simply a riveting photo.

LD said...

Those are some stylin' shoes! The upside down bound ankles are more than a little..awkward, but maybe that's what makes it good.

James Mark said...

You could write a PhD on the original photo and statue. In fact, I think I'll start one right here …

B SQUARED said...

That must have caused a few accidents.

Lois said...

Love the shoes! I read that the nurse from the picture, Edith Shain, passed away last month at the age of 92.

SRQ said...

Haha! Thanks for all the comments. The statue returned three days early without any notice. I just happened to be in the right place at the right time.

Birdman said...

Nice shoes!

this too will pass said...

very strange indeed

Pam said...

Great shot! I'm so glad you had your camera...