Moving steel statues of a ‘Man and Woman’ portray a tragic love story

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Two tall steel sculptures of a Muslim man named Ali, and a Georgian princess, Nino, from a famous 1937 novel by mysterious Azerbaijani author Kurban Said move around beautifully in the seaside city of Batumi, Georgia. The 8 meter (26 foot) tall sculptures are called “Man and Woman”. Created by the popular by Georgian sculptor Tamara Kvesitadze, the awe-inspiring moving steel sculptures portray the tragic story of the two loverswho were separated by the invasion of Soviet Russia according to the famous novel.

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The statues start moving around at 7 p.m. Standing facing each other in a short embrace, the two leaving each other behind.

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The movement completes in ten minutes.

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Designed in 2007, the statues were installed in 2010.

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The statues have been re-titled as Ali and Nino. 

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“Ali and Nino” embrace, before passing through each other.

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They symbolizes the tragic separation of Ali and Nino after the Soviet Invasion.

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You can watch the the statues moving in this video.

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