Decided to take a tour of the Salt Lake Temple and wow, amazing! (A photo tour)

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While in Utah visiting my brother-in-law and the new nieces, we decided to ask what we should see and of course they took us to the most amazing pieces of work in all of Utah, the Salt Lake Temple in Salt Lake City.

Salt Lake Temple

This temple took 40 years to build because they used what they had to build it and they did it without new cranes and heavy machinery. Then you look at the new conference center which is an amazing feat in itself was only built in two years and two months with 21,000 seats and there isn’t a bad one in the place. They did this by designing the building in a whole new way using a 16,500 ton backbone connecting each round ceiling piece to make it stronger than any other building in Utah.

Our first snow of the season
Our first snow of the season

Old Tabernacle

New conference center

Top of the conference center

View from a top the conference center

Now, the view from atop of the conference center was so beautiful as the snow had stopped for awhile to give us an amazing view of the mountains. Then touring the grounds and the rest of the tourist centers was really cool finding out the history of certain paintings of Indians who protected Mormons who lived in the area and even how they donated land to all the other churches in the area to show any religion was welcome here and would not be excluded from the area.

Dear Jesus

If you are ever in Salt Lake, I suggest you take a tour of the grounds and I think you to will be as amazed as I was, but make sure your camera battery is full and your memory chip is empty, because if not, you will be disappointed when you leave.


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Michelle Gibson
Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. - Wellington, FL

Todd - Wow, amazing is absolutely right!!!  These pictures are awesome, what a great experience.

Nov 10, 2010 02:20 PM #1
Tammie White, Broker
Franklin Homes Realty LLC - Franklin, TN
Franklin TN Homes for Sale

Salt Lake City is a beautiful place.  You captured so many wonderful sites.  Amazing photographs.

Nov 10, 2010 03:42 PM #2
William Johnson
Retired - La Jolla, CA
Retired Real Estate Professional

Hi Todd, A couple past clients  arranged a tour for me when I was there and it is so beautiful. Did you see the old Building for the Choir. This new auditorium building is totally awesome.

Nov 10, 2010 03:54 PM #3
Respect Realty LLC
Respect Realty LLC - Milwaukie, OR
Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate

William, yes, the 3rd picture is the old one and the 4th picture is the new one. What amazed me is the organ is exactly the same in both except more air pressure in the one in the new convention center.

Nov 10, 2010 04:00 PM #4
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

My Goodness! I had no idea there was so much to see and do in Utah! I drove through Utah once during a blizzard in February many, many years ago and never got to see the sights. I appreciated the photos you posted. They are very inspiring!

Nov 10, 2010 04:07 PM #5
Tony & Darcy Cannon
Aubrey and Associates Realty - Layton, UT
The C Team

Todd, if you liked in now, you should see it between Thanksgiving and New Years Day when it is decked out with all the Christmas lights.  It is something incredible to see!  Great job photographing it!

Nov 10, 2010 05:35 PM #6
Paula Swayne
Dunnigan, Realtors, Sacramento (916) 425-9715 - Sacramento, CA
Realtor-Land Park, East Sac & Curtis Park -Dunniga

Hi Todd!
Those are beautiful photos!  I didn't know that they would allow you to take photos of the interior...but I sure am glad they did!

Nov 10, 2010 06:35 PM #7
Jill Watts
Realty Pro, Inc. - Vancouver, WA
A Luxury Experience at Every Price Point!

Hey Todd...I read through all your Utah blogs so far. You crack me up. Sounds like you are having a blast. Thanks for the url for Momsminivan. Will pass that on!! Hurry home. Drive safe.

Blessings to you and your family,


Nov 10, 2010 07:18 PM #8
Jim Hale
Eugene Oregon's Best Home Search Website

Mom's Minivan?

I didn't know your mom was in the rental business.

Nov 10, 2010 08:41 PM #9
Jim Hale
Eugene Oregon's Best Home Search Website

The headquarters of the LDS Church in Salt Lake City is like one big urban national park.

Nov 10, 2010 08:43 PM #10
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond

hi Todd, such great pics of Salt Lake City...i did a one week stint there visiting Zions Bank for my corporation & it's dry, at least it was boss & i found one place we could imbibe but i was not allowed to buy the drink!  When we went out to dinner with the CEO & his wife we were told not to order any liquor or coffee...anyway the Church is just breathtaking I thought...thanks for sharing

Nov 10, 2010 11:44 PM #11
Kim Boekholder Utah Real Estate
Results Real Estate 801.580.5624 - Draper, UT
Broker, Results Real Estate

Glad you enjoyed the temple.  Next time you're here you'll have to see all the lights when its decorated between Thanksgving and Christmas time.  Utah really is a beautiful place and good timing on your visit, the inversions haven't set in so you can still enjoy our beautiful mountains.  You'll have to try a visit in the spring or early fall too and drive south to see all the parks and sights, pictures don't do them justice.  I hope you've been treated well while you've been here and enjoy the rest of your visit.

Nov 11, 2010 01:36 AM #12
Holly Weatherwax
Associate Broker, Momentum Realty - Reston, VA
A Great Real Estate Experience

Great post! This just reminded me that when we drove by the Washington DC Mormon Tabernacle last weekend, I promised to find out when the Festival of Light show is this Christmas. Off to do my research (and it will be a great idea for a post!).

Nov 11, 2010 05:30 AM #13
Chris Alston
Chris Alston (Keller Williams Realty, Silicon Valley, California) - Campbell, CA
Silicon Valley, California

I drove from California to Utah when I was in High School.  I think I took 10 rolls of film back then.  You captured some breat pictures.  I had to take two or three of the Temple, since I had an old camera!

Nov 11, 2010 07:09 AM #14
Shirley Parks
Sands Realty 210-414-0966 - San Antonio, TX
Broker, 210-414-0966, San Antonio TX Real Estate

Great pictures, Todd!  I have driven through Utah and enjoyed all the rock formations but have never been to Salt Lake City.  If I ever get a chance to go, I will take the tour of the Temple.  Looks amazing.

Nov 11, 2010 02:21 PM #15
Diane Williams
Pell City, AL

The Salt Lake Temple in Utah is beautiful and if I am ever in the area I will tour.  The last picture of Jesus and your child is priceless...

Nov 13, 2010 11:07 PM #16
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