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The artistic merit of the statue is very good as what it represents, but the best part is how close you can get to the enormous cargo ships once down here at the docks, a pleasant walk with great working dock scenery with big cargo...More
It is a popular theme in harbour cities: the goodbye of the wife, usually with a child, to the husband, who is off maybe for several months out to sea. Sculptures depicting this scene can be seen in various places, for example in Greece.
The monument is right next to the now defunct "Hotel Odessa" and is at the end of the passenger port pier across the street from The Potemkin Steps. It's a nice monument of a woman with her child waiting for the return of her sailor...More