Ali and Nino, A Tragic Love Story and an Amazing Statue

“Man and Woman” is a 8 metre 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 and  has since been re-titled “Ali and Nino.”




To this day, nobody knows the true identity of the author. Nevertheless, this powerful love story has been translated into more than 30 languages

Original story from Bored Panda