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.


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.


The two statues briefly touch each other before separating again.


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


Rich McClear


Rich McClear

You can watch the statue in motion here:

h/t Boredpanda

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