While there, we went into Salt Lake City and toured Temple Square in the pouring rain. We hadn't been there since 1985 so it had changed quite a bit since then. In spite of the rain, we managed to get some pretty good pictures.
|Temple Square was teeming with beautiful flowers that appeared to love the rain.|
|Cherry blossoms maybe?|
|Jenny and Lloyd and the Handcart Pioneers monument|
|The Seagull Monument commemorating the|
seagulls who saved the pioneers from starvation
by coming and eating all the crickets that were
destroying their crops in the early years of settlement.
|The Assembly Hall on Temple Square|
|The Salt Lake Temple of the Church of|
Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
|Jenny by the monument commemorating the|
restoration of the Aaronic Priesthood
|Cherry (?) tree in bloom on Temple Square|
|Another view of the Temple|
|Beautiful lacy tulips|
|So many varieties and colors|
|We were fortunate enough to be on Temple Square when an organ|
recital was scheduled. The Tabernacle is an amazing structure with
truly astounding acoustics.
|The world famous Tabernacle pipe organ. The recital was beautiful.|
The organist really rocked the building with the lovely sound
he could generate from the pipes.
|As on any Saturday, Temple Square was the scene of many|
weddings. We saw at least five bridal parties in the hour or so we were
there, having their pictures taken, smiling in spite of the rain.
More to come....