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Thursday, August 25, 2011

SALT LAKE CITY-USA Adventure Part 27

We left Yellowstone N.P. and Wyoming and headed south to Salt Lake City in Utah. It is a clean, neat and beautiful city.
The Capitol Building

The Memorial Gardens

That evening we went on a tour of the Temple Square and the Gardens on the Plaza. It was a very hot day and I wasn't feeling the best because I had started with a bronchitis cough. Consequently I didn't take my camera on the evening tour. The gardens and buildings were magnificent and I am mad with myself for not taking the camera. There are many buildings all to do with the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints, which makes sense as this is the headquarters of Mormon Church.

This photo is from the LDS website
The Mormon Temple,
 photo is from my  friend Karen's blog.

The gardens were absolutely beautiful.They surround the 35 acres of the headquarters of the LDS. There are 250 garden beds with over 165,000 plants and 700 varieties from all over the world. The gardens are redesigned every six months and replanted by hundreds of volunteers.
After the garden tour, the whole group of us had dinner at the Mormon restaurant called The Lion House Pantry. It was one of the best meals that we had on the tour. 

The Cultural Centre, Salt lake City. Photo from the web.
After dinner we all went to a rehearsal of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. It was held in The Cultural Centre that evening and not the Tabernacle. The choir was a pleasure to hear they had fabulous voices.


17 comments:

  1. I want to move to Salt Lake so badly. I love it up there. It is really 'home roots' for me and everytime I go up there I'm just home and comfortable. Also so many things to do culturally that are free.

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  2. It's a surprisingly pretty town isn't it? But I always felt a little "odd" there as I'm not mormon and I almost felt out of place for not being so! It's lovely in the winter too with snow on the mountains.

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  3. i recognized the temple from Karens blog, she did a series on that temple that was fantastic. a beautiful city

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  4. Another place I want to visit. I am interested in the culture of the Mormons.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  5. Oh my gosh, what a great tour of Salt Lake City, and to hear the Mormon Tabernacle Choir too. Fantastic!

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  6. Glad you enjoyed your visit to this beautiful city!!

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  7. I have heard that Salt Lake City is a beautiful city, and the pictures you've shared show that it is. We didn't get close enough to Salt Lake City to visit, but I would sure like to go sometime.

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  8. I've seen the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in person--in concert in Nashville. They are awesome. I have MANY of their CD's ---and listen to them often... So glad you got there and got to hear them... How special!!!!
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  9. Salt Lake City is beautiful, isn't it. I was there years and years ago and remember well how beautiful the gardens were. Did you get to Joseph Smith's house? That was quite a place to visit, too.

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  10. How was the choir? When we went there in 1982..., it was fabulous!!

    Waiting for you in Corsica!!

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  11. Your photos of Salt Lake City are wonderful. i get shivers just thinking of the wonderful music you heard.

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  12. I have seen the Capitol Building but don't remember very much of Salt Lake City. More the nature around.

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  13. Hi Diane, Great photos. The gardens and tour of the city is wonderful. The rehersal sounds like a nice time too. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. It sounds like an interesting place to visit. Haven't been there.

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  15. Shame you had to go and get bronchitis on holiday!

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  16. This is another place I'd like to visit one day!

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  17. Yes, the MT Choir is one of the best in the world...what a sound! We got to hear their Christmas program live a couple of years ago. Salt Lake City is full of cultural venues...lots to see and do there. I love your photo of the Capitol Building too. I've only seen it in the midst of winter and everything was blanketed in white snow.

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