Georgia’s Ali and Nino monument among World’s 10 Most Romantic Statues
18 February, 2016
Georgia’s Ali and Nino monument among World’s 10 Most Romantic Statues
Georgia’s famous monument of Ali and Nino was named among the most romantic monuments in the world. The website geomigrant.com has published the list of 10 monuments. Along with statue of Romeo and Juliet, the Wall of Love and others, Tamar Kvesitadze’s Ali and Nino that was erected in Batumi several years ago, has also been included.

Ali and Nino – Batumi, Georgia
geotv.ge
Tamar Kvesitadze’s statue was erected in Georgian coastal city of Batumi in 2011. Its height is 8
meters. The monument represents figures of a man and a woman moving in circles for about 8-10 minutes and eventually passing through each other, forming one whole body for several second. The monument was inspired by a novel called Ali and Nino, written by Azerbaijani author, Kurban Said. It tells the story of an Azeri youth who falls in love with a Georgian woman but dies defending his country from invading Russian army. The statue traveled to Venice and London before finding its permanent place in Batumi.

The Meeting Place – St. Pancras Railway Station, London, UK
geotv.ge
St. Pancras Railway Station was built between 1864 and 1868. In 1960s the British government decided to demolish it, however, this decision was changed soon and serious reconstruction was carried out.

Today, St. Pancras’ Victorian architecture attracts thousands of tourists and there is another reason why anyone should visit the place: a nine-meter-high statue of a man and a woman reuniting and embracing each other. The statue is called the Meeting Place and it was erected in 2007. In spite of not being very old, it has already managed to become hugely popular among visitors and locals.

Wall of Love (aka I Love You Wall) – Paris, France
geotv.ge
Paris is widely considered the romantic capital of the world and there are many sculptures there that are connected to the cult of love. One of those famous places is The Wall of Love, where the phrase I Love You is written in 300 different languages. Anyone who visits this place can’t help but feel the special atmosphere. Every February 14, hundreds of white doves are set free from this spot.

Romeo and Juliet – New York City, USA
geotv.ge
A love story made up by William Shakespeare is very famous around the world and it has many times become an inspiration for various sculptors. That is exactly what happened in New York City, where the bronze statue of two of the world’s most famous lovers, created by Milton Hibald was erected in 1977. The statue stands in the famous Central Park, at the entrance of Delacorte Theater.

Juliet’s House – Verona, Italy
geotv.ge
In the city of Verona, in Italy, the most popular touristic spot is inarguably the house of Juliette (Casa di Giulietta) at 23 Via Capello. The 13th century building that was the property of Del Capello family, was bought out by Verona Municipality in 1905. The fact that the two family names, Del Capello and Capuletti (Giulietta’s family name in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet) somehow look like each other, the urban legend emerged, according to which, the house’s former owners were the Capulettis and that Juliet was a real life person who was often sitting on the balcony, listening to Romeo’s romantic poems, although, the balcony, in fact, was added to the building much later, in 20th century. There is a bronze statue of Juliet in front of the house and according to another urban legend, touching her right breast will bring love and happiness. It looks like this belief is shared by many people as Juliet’s House is among Italy’s most popular touristic spots.

Kissing Students – Tartu, Estonia
geotv.ge
Love is like an ocean and romance painted by rain is maybe the most beautiful art of all. This is what the statue in Estonian city of Tartu depicts. Two lovers standing under an umbrella is one of Estonia’s most popular getaway places.

Bench of Reconciliation – Moscow, Russia
geotv.ge
In Russia, there are many places linked to romantic theme and one of them in the Bench of Reconciliation. It is situated in front of the city court building and is very popular among Russian youths.

The architectural work of Alexander Kolesnikov carries a rather interesting idea. The bench is of semi-circular form, with the lowest place at the center, so that two people that sit there end up sitting close to each other. The same kind of benches can be found in other cities of Russia.

The monument of Carl and Emily – Saint Petersburg, Russia
geotv.ge
The residents of Saint Petersburg take special care of Carl and Emily statue. Because they think it carries the idea of true love. The monument is based on a tragic real-life story. Carl and Emily fell in love with each other but their families did not approve of their marriage. The couple could not go against their families’ will so they decided to commit suicide, holding each other’s hands until the last breath. They are often called Romeo and Juliet of Saint Petersburg.

The Sphere of Love – Chelyabinsk, Russia
geotv.ge
A beautiful monument created by Viktor Mitroshin was inaugurated in the city of Chelyabinsk, on September 13, 2000. Its height is 12 meters. And the figures of a man and a woman strive towards each other. This monument symbolizes the beginning of a new life and it has three staircases. A man climbs the first one and a woman from the second one. Finally, they descend by the third staircase, beginning their new life together.

Lover Skeletons – Thailand
geotv.ge
Thais think that love is eternal. They say, when you die, your soul lives on and you continue to love the one you loved during your lifetime. This statue is located near one of the cemeteries.

Related Stories:

These statues pass through each other daily, telling a tragic love story - The Independent


“This truly is moving” - Ashton Kutcher comments about Batumi’s Ali and Nino statue

Print
Other Stories
Georgian designers who participate in TBFW 2018
Mercedes Benz Fashion Week 2018 kicks off tomorrow, on the 1st of November and will last for 5 days, until the 5th of November.
Tusk of elephant Grand successfully removed in Tbilisi Zoo
Surgery of the elephant Grand in Tbilisi zoo was successful and is over now. Elephant can walk now but specialists still observe its condition.
International fashion exponents meet Georgian designers MBFW Tbilisi
If you’re interested in fashion then you should definitely add a new event to your agenda. Namely Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tbilisi that takes place from 1 to 5th of November.
James Bond Girl with Georgian roots
Giorgi Kvinitadze was a commander-in-chief of the Democratic Republic of Georgia.
Elephant to undergo surgery in Tbilisi Zoo
The elephant Grand is about to undergo the hardest surgery today on the 31st of October.
Best places to celebrate Halloween in Tbilisi
Halloween is celebrated on the 31st of October. It evolved from the Celtic holiday of Samhain which took place at the beginning of winter.
Bera Ivanishvili and Nanuka Gudavadze to get marry on the 11th of November
Son of the richest person in Georgia Bera Ivanishvili and the Georgian model Nanuka Gudavadze plan to get married on the 11th of November.
8-year-old girl killed in Gori - suspected murderer detained
The man suspected of killing the 8-year-old girl (with the initials I.N.) was detained today, on the 26 of October.
Audrey Hepburn with Georgian Emmy Award winner
Some photos keep whole stories. Especially one that are taken with famous people.
New clip by Bera Ivanishvili - Time machine
The richest man in Georgia Bidzina Ivanishvili is very much involved in politics, but we cannot say the same about his children, especially about Bera.
Olivia Wilde and Lea Michele in David Koma dresses
Recently, InStyle has organized the fourth annual InStyle Awards.
Gregory Pekk and Marcello Mastroianni and their friendship with Georgians
Leila Abashidze was a famous Georgian actress. She was sometimes referred to as "Mary Pickford of the USSR".
Georgian singer Sofia Nizharadze’s sexy outlooks
Sofia Nizharadze is a Georgian singer. She represented Georgia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 with the song "Shine reaching the 9th place.
Beautiful Georgian Model Tamta Shedania tells her story
The model of Elite Model Look Georgia (an international modeling contest) Tamta Shedania worked with various Asian and European modeling agencies.
Ghanaian Eudosia Andoh – Everyday life in Tbilisi in photos
Eudosia Andoh has been living in Tbilisi for three and half years and has been travelling in different parts of Georgia.
Tbilisi Fashion Week SS 2019 ended
Tbilisi Fashion Week SS 2019 came to an end. The event has been widely reported in the international press such as Vogue, Marie Claire, ELLE, Harper's Bazaar, etc.
Tbilisi Fashion Week continues – What’s new?
Tbilisi Fashion Week continues. Foreign tourists, designers, models and special guests attend the event.
The first day of the Tbilisi Fashion Week SS 2019
Tbilisi Fashion Week SS 2019 has officially commenced.
Sophia Loren, Ornella Muti and their friendship with the Georgians
Georgia has numerous artists popular to the international public.
Tbilisi Fashion Week kicks off
Tbilisi Fashion Week is going to commence on the 18th of October. The slogan of the fashion week is “We Must Take Care of Nature”.
Georgian model Ana Akhvlediani becomes a mother
Georgian model Ana Akhvlediani became a mother. Ana Akhvlediani married to Giorgi Beraia in July, 2018. The couple has a daughter.
What do wives of the rich Georgians wear?
Famous Georgian faces pay great attention to look gorgeous when they appear in public or upload photos on social network.
Saddam Hussein’s Georgian Personal Advisor
A-83-year-old pilot Darwin Rukhadze from Georgia used to serve as a personal advisor of Saddam Hussein, the president of Iraq.
What makes Japan so similar to Georgia?
Japanese people know Georgia and the Georgians well enough thanks to the Georgian Sumo wrestler Levan Gorgadze, also known as Tochinoshin.
Top 5 most beautiful Georgian models
Georgian models take part in popular international catwalks, photo shoots, fashion weeks and shows. They are very successful in Georgia as well as worldwide.
PHOTO OF THE DAY
Exchange Rates
GEL Exchange Rate
Convertor
12.11.2018
13.11.2018
USD
1
USD
2.7146
2.7166
EUR
1
EUR
3.0800
3.0602
GBP
1
GBP
3.5325
3.4900
RUB
100
RUB
4.0430
4.0131
Other Stories
World famous British singer Jessie J has decided to wear clothes made by Anouki Areshidze, Georgian designer and wife of the mayor of Tbilisi.
Bassiani, one of the most popular underground clubs not only in Georgia but throughout Europe as well, has opened today
An amazing video made in Georgia by tourists from the Philippines have gone viral on the internet.
Over the recent two days May 12-13 Tbilisi city saw a peaceful protest rally in the center of the city.
Hundreds of people took to the main street Rustaveli Avenue in Tbilisi to protest the raid in Tbilisi’s popular night clubs.
Two bear cubs listed as endangered on the red list were handed over to Tbilisi Zoo,
Tbilisi Mayor Kakha Kaladze and Deputy Tbilisi Mayor Ms. Sophio Khuntsaria have gifted a food stand
Pamela Anderson, famous Canadian American actress and model has appeared in the chic sunglasses by internationally acclaimed Georgian designer George Keburia.
A ski lift accident in Georgia’s eastern Gudauri resort,in particular at Sadzele 5 lift, has left 8 people with injuries.
The ski lift in Gudauri winter resort in Georgia has broke down in the aftermath of which several people have been injured.
GEL Exchange
USD
1
USD
2.7166
EUR
1
EUR
3.0602
GBP
1
GBP
3.4900
RUB
100
RUB
4.0131
November 2018
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30