Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Temple Square

Last week we stayed in a hotel next to Temple Square in Salt Lake City. This is the Mormon temple Allen and I were married in and my favorite one. Built in 1893 it took 40 years to construct with its huge granite blocks carved from a nearby mountainside then hauled to the site by oxen and rail. Quite a history. We were married on the temple's 100th anniversary in 1993.

The grounds around the temple are magnificent especially in Springtime with flowers of every kind and color. I love to walk around the area-it's so peaceful and quiet.





LDS Church office building in the background.

View from the top of the nearby Joseph Smith building where we dined.


My favorite statue, couldn't be because I'm a mother of four sons-could it? I know the sculptor Dennis Smith who attended BYU when I did.

4 comments:

Kay said...

I really love that statue too. Mr. Smith is very talented. I can see why you like that temple so much. The flowers are just magnificent.

Rambling Woods said...

That is an amazing building and the grounds are so pretty..I bet it would be a peaceful place to be...

Brenda Leyland said...

Beautiful pictures. Amazing building and gardens!

Linda Reeder said...

Tom and I stopped in Salt Lake City on one of our trips to Colorado. It was a Sunday morning in the spring. The choir was singing in the round building, the tabernacle I think, as we strolled the grounds around the temple. As you have shown, the flower beds and grounds around the temple were incredibly beautiful. I drank in so much with my eyes that I have a vivid memory of that beauty.