Over the years, Batumi, also known as the ‘Pearl of the Black Sea’ has created a reputation as the City of love. The theme of love in Batumi is captured through both natural and artificial aspects of this great city. In nature, love is captured by the beautiful landscape which borders the beautiful sea. Artificially, the love theme is depicted through hotels, love-themed parks as well as a series of sculptures and statues that you will find very fascinating since each one has a story to tell. Among the best romantic hotels that lovers can pick from in Batumi depending on preference are the Radisson Blu Hotel, the Hilton Batumi, Divan Suites and Sheraton Batumi.
Love symbols in Batumi
One of the great love symbols that you got to visit while in Georgia’s seaside city of Batumi are the moving statues of a Man and a Woman who pass each other every day. I know, it sounds weird but that is exactly what happens in the tragic love story depicted by these 8-metre statues. Created by Georgian artist Tamara Kvesitadze, the love story behind the two steel statues captures a timeless love tale that is in the same leagues with that of Romeo and Juliet or Adam and Eve.
The statues tell the story of Ali and Nino, a 1937 novel written by Kuban Said, an author from Azerbaijani. The novel tells the moving story of two lovebirds; Ali, who was a Muslim boy from Azerbaijani and Nino, a Christian Georgian princess. The two fall in love despite their diverse backgrounds, however, they are ultimately forced to go their separate ways due to the turmoil caused by the Russian invasion.
These statues have inspired hundreds of thousands of couples to travel from across the world. Throughout the day, they are locked in an endless gaze, until 7 p.m. when they start moving towards each other to become one. They then share an embrace, in a show that depicts lovers from totally diverse backgrounds before passing through each other, depicting how their love was torn apart because of war. It is a timeless symbol of love which reminds all lovers that love can be timeless but humans are only mortal, and no matter how hard we love, it somehow must come to an end. The biggest lesson by these two steel statues is to love with as much passion and depth as we can, because before we know it, it could all be gone. There are other statues such as the First Love and ‘Me, You and Batumi’ statues. Me you and Butami is a great masterpiece that sits in Miracle Park. It was created by Irakli Tsuladze, a great artist who depicts the importance of drinking coffee in the local culture.
For all lovers who want the most exotic experience, Batumi is an awe-inspiring city. Whether you are just relaxing on the beautiful beaches, taking an evening walk in the breezy parks or taking coffee in one of the many cafes in these parks, Batumi is a city where love is always in the air.