Cleveland Cultural Gardens
The structure is a cement shaft curved at the top in the shape of a petal or a leaf. Inside the petal/leaf shape are pieces of wood in the shape of flames. Sandstone walkways surround the structure, representing the Baltic Sea, which played a significant role in the Estonian people's immigration to America. Estonian flags extend from either side of the structure. Inscribed on the monument are the words, "But the time will come when all torches will burst into flame at both ends." This is an excerpt from the poem Kalevipoeg written by Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald in the 1850s. Caption