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Moving Statues Of A Man And Woman Pass Through Each Other Daily, Symbolizing Tragic Love Story

TBriefly, “Ali and Nino” embrace, before passing through each other - Moving Statues Of A Man And Woman Pass Through Each Other Daily, Symbolizing Tragic Love Story

“Man and Woman” is a 8 meter (26 foot) tall moving steel sculpture by Georgian sculptor Tamara Kvesitadze. Located in the seaside city of Batumi, Georgia, the two figures represent a Muslim boy, Ali, and a Georgian princess, Nino, from a famous 1937 novel by Azerbaijani author Kurban Said. The tragic story ends with the lovers separated by the invasion of Soviet Russia.

The statues begin to move every day at 7 p.m., merging for a short embrace, before leaving each other behind. After 10 minutes the movement is complete. The statue was designed in 2007 but only installed in 2010; it has since been retitled “Ali and Nino.” You can find and English translation of “Ali and Nino” on Amazon.

Located in Batumi, Georgia, the tragic lovers begin to move every night at 7 p.m.
Located in Batumi, Georgia, the tragic lovers begin to move every night at 7 p.m. - Moving Statues Of A Man And Woman Pass Through Each Other Daily, Symbolizing Tragic Love Story
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The statues are inspired by a love story between a Muslim boy and a Georgian princess who come from different religious backgrounds
The statues are inspired by a love story between a Muslim boy and a Georgian princess who come from different religious backgrounds - Moving Statues Of A Man And Woman Pass Through Each Other Daily, Symbolizing Tragic Love Story
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Briefly, “Ali and Nino” embrace, before passing through each other
TBriefly, “Ali and Nino” embrace, before passing through each other - Moving Statues Of A Man And Woman Pass Through Each Other Daily, Symbolizing Tragic Love Story
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Their movement symbolizes the tragic separation of Ali and Nino after the Soviet Invasion
Their movement symbolizes the tragic separation of Ali and Nino after the Soviet Invasion - Moving Statues Of A Man And Woman Pass Through Each Other Daily, Symbolizing Tragic Love Story
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The mysterious Kurban Said wrote the novel in 1937
The mysterious Kurban Said wrote the novel in 1937 - Moving Statues Of A Man And Woman Pass Through Each Other Daily, Symbolizing Tragic Love Story
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To this day, nobody knows the true identity of the author
To this day, nobody knows the true identity of the author - Moving Statues Of A Man And Woman Pass Through Each Other Daily, Symbolizing Tragic Love Story
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Nevertheless, this powerful love story has been translated into more than 30 languages
Nevertheless, this powerful love story has been translated into more than 30 languages - Moving Statues Of A Man And Woman Pass Through Each Other Daily, Symbolizing Tragic Love Story
Photo: Rich McClear

You can watch a video the statues moving below:

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