Sunday, June 29, 2008
Friday, June 27, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Friday, June 20, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
In line with the Steeple on the Conference Center is a fountain that cascades down the building. It is visible from both the inside and out, as the water runs directly over windows. The water can begin right at the base of the steeple, which is the small trough exiting at the open base on yesterday's photo. The day I took the photo, the water began farther down - which I'm sure is simply a measure to conserve water. On each level, bridges span the fountain area, making it possible from the outside to feel like you are in the middle of it. The sound of rushing water is very soothing to me, so I love that. Architecturally, I think it is one of the most interesting and creative things ever done.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
I think this kind-of speaks for itself. I was trying to catch those clouds in the background. I really liked how they were playing behind the steeple. At that moment, however, I learned that my computer had not erased my last roll - and I ran out of space on my memory card. It took me a few minutes to clean some room off - and thankfully, the clouds hadn't moved too much.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
This is one of Salt Lake Cities most well known old homes. The name is pronounced "Mc Yewn" - and most people have heard of it. I wasn't exactly sure where it was, until I parked my car right in front of it last Thursday. I'd love to go inside someday. Until then I'll have to comfort myself with the internet version.
Monday, June 16, 2008
The Eagle Gate spans "State Street" just North of "South Temple Street". Long before there were other buildings in the area, it served as the entrance to Brigham Young's property - I suppose like you would see at a large ranch or farm today. It has been replaced through the years. The current Eagle is made of bronze, weighs 4000 lbs and has a wingspan of 20 feet. The original Eagle was made of wood and is now located in a museum for preservation. Although no longer truly a "gate", this huge bronze structure serves as a beautiful reminder of the city's history.
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
This is the fountain in the East foyer of the 10th floor. As I remember, there is an identical fountain in the West foyer which also serves as the waiting areas for the two restaurants, and the spot from which you can grab those fantastic view of the buildings on Temple Square.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
One of my favorite things about the lobby in the JSMB is the lovely stained glass ceiling. There are a few other things that I'd like to get photos of, but that will take a little time. The chapel has one of the most beautifully carved ceilings I've ever seen. I'd love to show that to you one day.
Monday, June 9, 2008
Now called "The Joseph Smith Memorial Building," the old Hotel Utah has many uses these days. It is home to two restaurants and a café. There are large meeting rooms, a theater, a Family Search area for geneology. Wedding receptions are often held in it's many ball and banquet rooms. It is a lovely place. I love the photos in the Wikipedia article, which also has a lot of good information as well.
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Saturday, June 7, 2008
The skies were so interesting today. There were a lot of clouds, but the blue sky beyond was just brilliant. There were these banks of clouds and then huge holes, nothing wispy about them.
Paz had a heavenly shot the other day, too. That photo was how I decided what to post today.
Friday, June 6, 2008
I had totally forgotten about this one, but I love this view of the Tabernacle. You can really see what the building is like. The green line of fence at the end there is construction fencing. They are doing some work on the walkways in that area - it is not permanent.
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
It was a very busy day, and this is the first time I had a chance to post today. These are the Temple Spires from from the windows of the building I showed you yesterday. Someday I will get a lens that will allow me to really get up close and personal with all that incredibly carved granite. Until then, I am still very happy with this photo.
Monday, June 2, 2008
This is the building Claude was asking about yesterday. It's a fantastic Building, and I have quite a few photos of it to share, but today, I mostly wanted you to take note of the windows up at the top. The photo I will share tomorrow was from the that floor. They put you just about eye level with the spires of the Temple, and it is awesome. Also, just for reference, the photos of the hospital complex were taken from the windows on the other side of the building. The beehive shaped dome, is on top of this building as well.
Sunday, June 1, 2008
In April, I showed you the doorknobs in detail. This is what surrounds them. I think it bears repeating that this building was created almost entirely by artisans who were volunteering their time and expertise in the service of their God. It was a labor of love.
Claude mentioned a spot where you could get more up close and personal with the spires of the temple. I am planning to show you that building and the view from there tomorrow. It is one of my favorite places to look out on the city.
In case anyone is curious, here is a site which has photos of many if not all of the operating LDS Temples in the world. The larger site has much more more information, enjoy.