Do you ever hear about the Romeo and Juliet? Yes, of course, you have read or heard about Romeo and Juliet. We also know that this is not the only love story in the world. Love is eternal and only the thing that never becomes obsolete or orthodox. The same essence of love is represented by the Statue of Georgia. The Statue of Georgia also known as “Man and Woman”. This statue depicts the famous love story of Ali and Nino. It is really famous in the Georgia region and neighborhood. In Georgia ‘the Statue of Love’ is called ‘Sekhvarulis Kandakaeba’. It is 8 meter in height and made up of steel. The location of the statue is on the shore of the Black Sea in Batumi Boulevard. Who wrote this amazing novel is still a mystery and topic of debate but popularly it is believed that the mysterious Kurban Said wrote the novel in 1937.
What is Statue of Georgia is all about?
The Ali and Nino were true lovers of the 20th century. Ali is a Muslim boy and the Nino is Christian in religion and also a Georgian Princes. Ali is from Azerbaijan who tries to marry Nino a Georgian princess. As Ali was growing up, he is understanding and getting knowledge about the Christian value and another kind of stuff in his school. This curiosity to know the Christian values is also work as a factor for Ali to fall in love with Nino who is Christian. Both of them used to spend a lot of time together during the high school. Ali wanted to marry her but Nino was scared. Ali makes her a promise that she does not have to follow the customs or Muslim tradition such as wearing a veil after their marriage. Ali father happily accepted their marriage. It is also because as a father he wanted her son to be happy. Therefore, he accepted their marriage.
Now, you must be wondering that when they both get married and there was no resistance from the family sides then what happened. Actually, it was the Soviet Union invasion that separated Ali and Nino. The love story of Ali and Nino was from the book that was first published in German, under a pseudonym of ‘Kurban Said’. It was the time of First World War, Russians invaded Azerbaijan. Ali decided to fight for his motherland against the mighty Russian army. Ali dies in the war. This way a love story ends its own way i.e. tragic. Almost every love story in the world we know has never bowed down in front of world or people. They fight for their independence and the freedom to live together. The fight for their self-esteem makes them immortal. They are still living in the heart of people. Yes, they died and separated but in the eternity they are together. According to the Indian Tradition, there is life after the life. Therefore, we strongly believe the people that were separated in this mortal world get the united afterlife. Or they embrace death so that they can die together and not get separated again because now their soul is united and both of them have become a unity.
This is the story that the Statue of Georgia is depicting. This mind-blowing amazing piece of work is created by the Georgian artist Tamara Kvesitadze. He and his team worked for more than 10 months continuously to build this amazing statue. It is the place that is must visit in the lifetime. For the Spectators, the statue moves or come to life every day at 7 pm. From the spectator’s side, it looks like that statue of ‘Man and Women’ is coming close and then they are kissing and then embrace each other. After few second of embracing each other, the couple gets separated facing away from each other. The maker of this statue has worked very precisely to show such an amazing artwork. They have also used lights to make the view more magnificent. This is the site that you will never forget in life if you visit and see it with your own eyes and from the angle of the camera.
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