June 17, 2011

IMMORTALS:

‘I can’t believe that’s us,’ says woman in kissing photo (Petti Fong and Lesley Ciarula Taylor, 6/17/11, Toronto Star)

At first Alexandra Thomas couldn't believe that was she and her boyfriend on the ground sandwiched in between riot police on a calamitous Vancouver street.

“When I first saw it, I thought, ‘No way, that's not ... I can't believe that's us,’ ” said Thomas in an interview with the Toronto Star this morning. “Then I looked some more and realized, that is us. That's a very revealing picture of us.”

Thomas and her boyfriend, Scott Jones, were watching Game 7 of the Stanley Cup final Wednesday night at one of the downtown venues when a riot began. [...]

The couple is leaving in three days on a trip to California, before Scott heads back to Australia. Thomas said the response from her friends and family has been overwhelming.

“When I saw that picture I couldn't believe it and then I looked at it more and realize it's quite artistic and really something beautiful.”

On Friday morning, Scott spoke with his dad, Brett, by Skype in Australia after his family first identified the couple when the photo was seen worldwide.

“How’s that for making love, not war,” Brett declared on his Facebook page, telling the world that the famous Romeo in a Vancouver riot picture is his son.


Posted by at June 17, 2011 2:08 PM
  

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