Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Temple Square: Trip to Utah Part III

The Family History Library is just across the street from Temple Square. As a Mormon who spent part of her life in Utah, Temple Square holds a special place in my heart and I always spend some time there whenever I am in Utah. As a kid, we would sometimes come up during General Conference and sit on the lawn as we listened to the prophet and Apostles speak. General Conference is a twice-yearly conference for the entire Mormon church where all our leaders speak and it is broadcast to Mormon churches all over the world. When I was in college, we arrived early enough one General Conference Sunday to sit inside the tabernacle with the prophet and apostles and hear them speak in person. That was a powerful spiritual experience. My sister got married in the Salt Lake Temple. I have been there frequently during the Christmas season to see the manger display and the beautiful lights.

I got off the Trax one stop early each day so that I could walk through Temple Square in the morning (and evening) to enjoy the peace and beauty. It set the day off right.

Here are some of my favorite pictures from this trip.

Salt Lake Temple


Assembly Hall


Landscaping


Tabernacle (home of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir)

Reflection of the Tabernacle in the Visitor's Center

1 comment:

Mormon Soprano said...

Great photos! Temple Square is such a special place, near and dear to my heart. Glad you could spend time there. Cheers, MoSop