Friday, April 25, 2008

Handcrafted



The artisans involved in the construction of the Salt Lake Temple lent painstaking effort, creativity and tremendous skill to every detail. These are the door knobs on a set of the doors on the East side of the Temple. The detail is incredible to me.

7 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

Yes this is the work of master craftsmen. Nowadays we have few people willing to spend the time doing quality work like this and even fewer willing to pay for it.

Chris said...

Greetings from Nashville!
I wanted to let you know I stopped by and have been enjoying your photos!

Please excuse that I'm cutting and pasting this comment, but since my right arm (my writing arm!) is still in a sling, typing is pretty difficult, so I really haven't been able to make comments.

Have a great weekend!
Chris

Abby said...

Abe,
You may find it interesting that the work done on the early LDS temples was most often service, and not compensated in a monetary sense. I think the church wouldn't have been able to "pay" someone to do this, they didn't have the means. I believe people were willing to work on the temples because the had a love of God and a desire to make His house beautiful.
Abby

claude said...

Very beautiful. For his work my husband uses some of them but not so beautiful. Work of the past was rich of details.

Paz said...

I love this beautiful detail.

Paz

Hilda said...

These doorknobs are absolutely stunning!

Lessie said...

Wow! Extremely detailed. Very cool.