Created by the Georgian sculptor Tamara Kvesitadze in Batumi these two steel figures symbolize immortal love. The sculptures represent the Muslim boy Ali and Nino, the Gregorian princess from a famous novel written in 1937 by the Azerbaijani author Kurban Said. The book is about a tragic love story with the lovers separated by soviet invasion of the region. Installed in 2010, the statues start moving at 7 PM every day and after embracing for a short while they again separate. The story of Ali and Nino is very popular and is available on Amazon.
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Located in Batumi, Georgia, the tragic lovers begin to move every night at 7 p.m.
Image credits: anasty44 The statues are inspired by a love story between a Muslim boy and a Georgian princess who come from different religious backgrounds
Image credits: olyagrebelnaya Briefly, “Ali and Nino” embrace, before passing through each other
Image credits: estodipesto Their movement symbolizes the tragic separation of Ali and Nino after the Soviet Invasion
Image credits: kadirozgunduz The mysterious Kurban Said wrote the novel in 1937
Image credits: Rich McClear To this day, nobody knows the true identity of the author
Image credits: el_questeto Nevertheless, this powerful love story has been translated into more than 30 languages
Image credits: Rich McClear You can watch a video the statues moving below: