San Diegans Celebrate "Spirit of 45" Celebration
With temps in the low 80's, people from all over San Diego showed up to see the reveal of the new Bronze Unconditional Surrender "Kiss" statue this morning. There were no parking spaces anywhere within walking distance so I missed the actual unveiling.
In March of 2012 the fiberglass version of this Unconditional Surrender "Kiss" stature was taken down and now with the permanent bronze structure to replace it, the Midway Museum prepared a permanent space, this time right next to the water where the Midway Museum sits.
There is a marker now with a brief story of what this statue represents and lists the major contributors of the $100,000,000 plus fund that was raised to pay for this permanent sculpture by Seward Johnson.
For those that did not see my earlier version, the new bronze version is so much better in detail and the color are richer. The Styrofoam and fiberglass of the original statue did fade quite a bit in the Sun. The paint resin on the new version will hold up better and for a longer period of time.
Below is the new version as unveiled today, Feb 16th, 2013 on a new pedestal.