Salt Lake City – Temple Square

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Walking down the streets of Salt Lake City, you will not miss this prominent structure, the Salt Lake Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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Entering  the grand plaza, a fountain greeted me as I approached the headquarters of Mormonism.

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Next to the fountain was a delicate bronze relief.

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The temple in Brigham Young’s dream.

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The path next to the temple takes you to the dome-shaped tabernacle.

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Tourists circling around the temple – outsiders not allowed in the temple.

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Tourist Information center.

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One corner was the Annex.

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Administrative Office Building, the tallest building in the area. A volunteer tour guide told me about a small tour on top of it. I immediately proceeded to this building since it was closing soon.

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A large mural on the founding fathers in the building lobby.

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Salt Lake City from the top.

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A local cathedral that is not related to Mormons.

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Hospital.

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Utah State Capitol.

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Historical red house nearby.

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Salt Lake City was pretty hot on that day.

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My personal tour guide, a Mormon volunteer who came from the Philippines years ago.

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Largest conference center in the world, so large that they have planted trees on its rooftop.

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The building next to the temple is Joseph Smith Memorial Building.

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I was assigned a guide at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building. Mike was a 90-year-old retiree and volunteered as a tour guide for the building. He was probably one of the most knowledgeable person about this place that I have met so far.

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It used to be one of the most elegant hotels in the city. Bought out by Mormons back in the 80’s.

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Meet a crowd of world missionary returnees.

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The man himself, Joseph Smith.

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Blind man playing the most beautiful piano music.

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Empire Room

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A rare piece of antique.

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Looking down from the second floor.

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One of the many church meeting halls.

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Past presidents of the church, the most recent one had just passed away. He was a brilliant neuron surgeon before retirement.

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Temple view from the top.

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An old vault?

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The tour of the building included a movie about Joseph Smith and his book of Mormons.

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We met two sisters after the movie, they took me around the tourist center.

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The temple model detailed on every room, all 7 floors on the front side are used for weddings.

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Visitors will transition from earth to heaven as they move upstairs..

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The sister from Australia, who was sent to Salt Lake City for her 2 years of mission, walked me through the museum.

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