Georgian artist Tamara Kvesitadze's eight meter tall moving structure "Man and Woman" may be made from steel, but the love story behind it is crafted from a timeless tale of romance and tragedy.


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The two figures could definitely be avatars of anyone involved in the journey of romance, but in this case they represent the titular character of Ali and Nino, a 1937 novel by Azerbaijani author Kurban Said. The novel tells the the fateful love story of a Muslim Azerbaijani boy (Ali) and a Christian Georgian princess, who find love for one another despite their different backgrounds, but are ultimately torn apart by the turmoil of the invasion of Soviet Russia.

The monument can be seen in Georgia's seaside city of Batumi, where they are locked in a lover's gaze...

...until they begin to move toward each other every day at 7PM.


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They then share an embrace, as lovers with two different backgrounds.


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They then pass through each other, symbolizing how their love was pulled apart by war.


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And that perhaps no matter how strong love is...


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That what we love so strongly can only be temporary is disheartening...


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...but maybe the lesson here is to love as deeply and fully as we can, while we can.


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This video below will allow you watch the fascinating spectacle in motion.

By - grape Japan editorial staff.