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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Salt Lake City Temple

Chances are you haven't seen the Salt Lake City Temple from this angle.  I went to see some of the condos for sell at Promontory on South Temple.  These photos are the view from the 15th story.

There are only 5 condos left, so if you are well heeled (OK, really really really well-heeled), you can buy one.  Of course, if you have the resources of a small republic, you can buy one of the penthouse floors and have a 360 degree panoramic view of the city.

 City Creek Center
Salt Lake Temple, Church Office Building, and the Joseph Smith Memorial Building
 The Conference Center and the Salt Lake Tabernacle

 The water fountain by the South Visitors' Center on Temple Square

 The Assembly Hall and the roof of the Tabernacle, with the Conference Center in the background
 The Joseph Smith Memorial Building
 Assembly Hall

1 comment:

  1. I always enjoy your posts and great photography. On a technical note, this temple's official name is just the "Salt Lake Temple." It's one of only a few temples whose name does not follow the standard format of a city name followed by the name of the country or U.S. state.

    The exceptions are mostly temples named after geographic features instead of cities:
    -Mt. Timpanogos Utah Temple
    -Jordan River Utah Temple
    -Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple
    -Columbia River Washington Temple
    -The Gila Valley Arizona Temple (unusual in two aspects: it's named after a geographic feature, and the definite article "The" is part of the name, so that when listed alphabetically, it appears under the Ts, not the Gs)
    -Colonia Juarez Chihuahua Mexico Temple
    -Hermosillo Sonora Mexico Temple (those last two include both the state and country name)

    The Provo City Center Temple will also be a departure from the standard naming convention. The Winter Quarters Nebraska Temple could be considered a departure, since it's named after a city that no longer exists by that name.

    The Cardston Alberta Temple was originally called the Canadian Temple, but that became problematic when a second temple was planned for that country. The Church standardized the names of all temples to follow the current convention, but decided not to change the name of the Salt Lake Temple to the "Salt Lake City Utah Temple" for historic reasons.