Moving Lovers sculpture attracts large crowds.
Nothing hurts like a thousand daggers to the heart as a tale of love that fails to meet its happy end. This one here is a real-life representation of two fictional lovers, who get separated at the hands of fate, at the end of a popular 1937 novel Ali and Nino: A Love Story.
Kurban Said, who penned the novel, writes how Ali, a Muslim boy, and Nino, a Georgian princess, fall in love but never unite due to the invasion of the Soviet Union. Beautifully translated into two 26-foot-tall steel statues by Georgian sculptor Tamara Kvesitadze, a tragic saga of love finds immortality in the rarest of rare forms.
Every day, at 7 PM, the statues of Ali and Nino move towards each other...
...to unite in a short embrace before getting separated.
Even though there are no beating hearts, one can't help but feel the immense pain of separation and longing that follows after the statues move away...
It takes all of 10 minutes for this cycle to reach its inevitable end. An end that acts as a reminder for us mortal beings of the depth of true love, and the burning desire to hold on...
Till the very end.