Embarcadero - Downtown San Diego (San Diego, CA)
By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Kissing Statue in San Diego  "Unconditional Surrender" or more affectionately and informally known as the Kissing Statue, is located at the marina in San Diego inthe  park adjacent to the Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum along the Embarcadero. This 25 foot statue is actually one of several versions in other cities including NYC, originally conceived by Seward Johnson and based on an iconic photo of a sailor kissing a woman in a white dress on V-J Day, August 1945 (the day Japan surrendered, ending WW II). It was pretty cool to see when you read about the history, especially the location in front of the Midway Aircraft Carrier. The statue was originally installed in 2005 after being exhibited in Sarasota, FL, but was later dismantled and returned to NJ for some restoration in 2012; a bronz...
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By Marti Steele Kilby, CRS, Broker/Owner, San Diego, CA
(Steele Group Realty)
  San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival       Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival is one of the largest wine and food festivals in the nation.  The event will take place at the Embarcadero November 18 – 24 and feature over 200 wineries and breweries and 70 of San Diego’s finest restaurants.   Over 10,000 people are expected to attend to enjoy presentations by celebrity chefs, master winemakers and brew masters, who will host special tastings, private meals, culinary classes, wine tasting seminars, and food sampling.  There will be exhibits, an auction, and just in case you need to burn some excess calories, there will even be a 5K run.       There are a variety of ticket options ranging from individual events to package deals that include a 2 night ...
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By William Johnson, Retired Real Estate Professional
(Retired)
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 di...
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By William Johnson, Retired Real Estate Professional
(Retired)
The New Bronze "Kiss" is Returning to San Diego Last March, I posted that this version of the " The Kiss" above , a sculpture designed by Seward Johnson Jr. was being removed from the Embarcadero area next to the Midway Museum. It was on loan and had been in place for several years and was showing a lot of signs of needing refurbishing. When it was to be removed , it was voted that it should be replaced with a permanent rendition that would cost about a million dollars and the funds would be raised by local donors.  A new painted Bronze version would replace it once the $1,000,000 of funds was raised.  The money was raised by enthusiastic donors and the replacement was ordered. The Bronze is now finished and is on its way from Trenton New jersey to San Diego as a permanent icon of the f...
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