The Tragic Love Story of a Man and Woman Told Through Moving Statues

Located in the seaside city of Batumi, Georgia, stands an 8-meter-tall sculpture by Georgian sculptor Tamara Kvesitadze called “Man and Woman”. The sculpture depicts two characters taken from famous 1937 novel by Azerbaijani, a Muslim boy, Ali and a Georgian princess, Nino. The two eventually end up separated by the invasion of Soviet Russia.

Every day at 7 p.m the statues start to move, briefly merging together before separating again. In just 10 minutes the cycle is complete.

Every night at 7 p.m. the “Man and Woman” statue in Batumi, Georgia, begins to move.

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The statues tell the tragic love story between a Muslim boy and a Georgian princess, adapted from a 1937 novel called Ali and Nino: A Love Story by Kurban Said.

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The two statues briefly touch each other before separating again.

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This separation reflects the separation in the novel, caused by the Soviet Invasion.

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Rich McClear

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Rich McClear

You can watch the statue in motion here:

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