This Nativity, in the middle of the reflecting pond, is directly east of the Salt Lake Temple. It is quite stunning at night.
This incredible model of the Salt Lake Temple is also in the South Visitors' Center. It must be fairly new, since I have not seen it before. (I would love to see one like this of the Brigham City Temple!)
You can look up from the model and see the real thing through the giant windows! It is well worth the trip and is truly amazing.
I am so grateful for diamond saws, drills and power tools, not to mention trucks and heavy equipment, electricity, gasoline, and diesel. Otherwise, the Brigham City Temple would have to be build like the Salt Lake Temple and it would take 40 years instead of 2 years. Now, the contractor can build the structure from concrete and steel and just use thin slabs of stone for the exterior.
The only drawback I see is that we, as individual members, do not get to participate directly in the construction of the temple. I think that would be a deeply rewarding experience to be able to say, "I helped build this or that on the temple."
This blog is my way of participating in the construction of the Brigham City Temple.
The model of Jerusalem as it was believed to have been at the time of Christ's mortal life. This is found in the North Visitors' Center on Temple Square in Salt Lake.