Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Pucker up for peace

This Saturday, dozens of couples gathered in New York's Times Square to recreate the V-J Day kiss made famous by photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt -- and the spouse and I just happened to be there, albeit slightly before the big "Times Square Kiss-In" began (and were quite disappointed to learn we couldn't officially participate).

The big draw at this year's "Kiss-In," which commemorated the 45th anniversary of V-J Day and bore the memorable tagline "Pucker Up for Peace": the unveiling of a 26-foot sculpture of Eisenstaedt's "kiss," which literally stopped traffic.

To paraphrase Neil Armstrong, what started out as one kiss for a man has now turned into one giant kiss for Times Square.

1 comment:

Ange said...

Oooh, I recently read about this statue. It took a while to find out who the woman was modelled on I think. Had she died recently? It was interesting anyway.

Happy snogging :)