Salt Lake City, Utah

Temple Square and the Beehive House

- 26 May 2005 -


It was my 27th birthday, and I was in Salt Lake City. 

Kickadee and I both enjoy the beauty of the Mormon Temple and the surrounding area at Temple Square, so we headed over to check it out again. :)


Be prepared, gentle reader: I operate on the principle that there is no such thing as too many pictures of the Mormon Temple on one website ;) 


The Mormon Tabernacle (home of the famed Mormon Tabernacle Choir) was under construction when we were there, so we didn't get to go inside this time.  


TEMPLE! 


More Templey goodness. 


The roof of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building, seen from behind the trees. 


The Angel Moroni, depicted in gold atop the Mormon Temple.


TEMPLE!


Het Elders*!

(* = a reference to The Best Two Years... *cough*)


TEMPLE! (And fountain. And tree.)


RECIRCULATED WATER!


Hyrum Smith, Joseph Smith, and... me.


TEMPLE!


TEMPLE!


TEMPLE! 

(And door. And people.)


"Holiness of the Lord, the House of the Lord, built by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, commenced April 6, 1853, completed April 6, 1893."


A very pretty door to the Temple.


"Please do not sit on the tree."


TEMPLE! And me.


A wedding on a lawn at Temple Square. 


TEMPLE!


Not the Temple.


TEMPLE!


Joseph and Emma Smith.


The Beehive House, home of Brigham Young, former capitol of the Territory of Utah, and former HQ of the LDS church. 

Miss Kick and I took a tour through the Beehive House, where we were told that peaceful feelings experienced in this house come from God.


Educational plaque!


Welcome to the Utah territorial capital! My name is Jesus.


Old map! Yay! :D


Brigham had a fancy room for entertaining dignitaries. 


He also had a fancy sitting room.


The other side of the aforementioned fancy sitting room.


This was the supply center of Brigham's homes -- the place where his primary wife divided up the supplies that went to his other wives.

One might think that would be an arrangement fraught with what modern online communities would call "drama", but no hint of this was given in the tour guide's presentation.


Looking at the Beehive House from across the street. The Lion Gate, once the gate to Brigham Young's farm, is visible to the right. 

Note the overwhelming preponderance of gray motor vehicles.


Text written 30 December 2005.
Last updated 20 January 2006.

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