At the end of the seafront Boulevard in Batumi is Miracle Park. Home to palm trees, a Ferris wheel, and interesting statues, it is the perfect location for a stroll on warm summer nights.
In the park, the twisting circular DNA-shaped Alphabet Tower watches over the bay like a futuristic lighthouse. As its name suggests, the tower represents all 33 letters of the Georgian alphabet.
Perhaps the most entertaining statue in the park is the ‘Chacha Tower’. In the past at 7 pm for 10 minutes, the tower would flow with 40%+ Chacha, Georgia’s national spirit, but this was stopped due to over-enthusiastic drinkers, so now it is nothing more than a legend and a quick photo-opportunity.
Also located in the park is the Statue of Love. The fluid and curvaceous statue of two lovers embracing was inspired by the love story of “Ali and Nino”, an Azerbaijani youth and Georgian princess who fall in love. A similar story to Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, he then dies defending his country. It was this famous love that inspired Georgian artist Tamara Kvesitadze to create her monumental moving sculpture in 2010. The lovers move toward each other and become one every 10 minutes and at night, they are illuminated.