I was browsing through some photo archives and encountered this startling photo...

The photo metadata reveals that it was taken in 2005 with an Olympus camera, but nothing else of value. Google images guesses that it is a 'sculpture' and nothing more.

The sculpture presents a wistful mother with child presumably awaiting the arrival of the father who is at sea.

The locale appears to be a visitor pier alongside a shipping port. The dress and hair style of the figures suggest a temperate European location. Possibly the Crimea?

It's an interesting sculpture and I would love to see the front of it and would happily arrange a detour to it if at all feasible.

Where is this port? Alternatively, who is the sculptor and I can research it from there.

  • See also meta.travel.stackexchange.com/questions/3582/…
    – Gayot Fow
    May 30, 2016 at 7:32
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    Seeing the answer, I’m amazed that you were able to place it as the Crimea just from this photo! Did you really not have any other circumstantial evidence that helped you guess the region?
    – PLL
    May 30, 2016 at 10:24
  • @PLL, clothing, hairstyle, woman's physique, led to an educated guess...
    – Gayot Fow
    May 30, 2016 at 22:01

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The statue is located in the port at Odessa and can be seen here and here.

Created by the sculptor Alexander Tokarev. It is the modest memorial, dedicated to the faithful wives of seafarers and their children who accompanied their husbands and fathers to Sevastopol in the autumn of 1941.


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