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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Foto Story Friday #59 -- take a little 1900 + mile trip day 3

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek

On the 3rd day of our trip, being in Salt Lake, we headed down to Temple Square and The Conference Center. The last time I was through SLC I didn't have time to see the Conference Center. It had just opened ... yeah it had been several years since I was there. I was the only one who had never been inside, so we took the tour and now you too can enjoy a few of the sights.
Inside the main theater of the Conference Center. This is huge. We were blessed to hear the organists playing patriotic hymns.
Looking down onto the fountain.
Looking across the cool water element at Heather and her in-laws.
Looking up from the fountain area.
Taken from upstairs, looking up into the intricate skylight.
We were able to go up top, which is very cool. Unfortunately, I was too busy taking pictures to learn anything.... I really like the water elements and plants on the roof. I did learn that they are planted in a crushed shell "soil".

We wandered over to the Tabernacle and also got to hear someone playing the famous organ that accompanied the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for countless years.
It just happened to be the 4th of July so we enjoyed the fireworks that our hosts shot off in the parking lot.
for a little kit, they were pretty cool.
There was a beautiful sunset over the valley that Independence Day.
As it got dark we decided to head out for some Baskin Robins located near a huge park. Having spent many summers in SLC, I knew that the parks put on dang good fireworks shows.
We were fortunate to get a parking spot and enjoy the aerial display.
The grand finale.
(Hopefully I will have found a way to get the rest of my pictures and finish our trip next week.... my little Mac died and now I've got my pix on an external hard drive and no way to get them off...... Wish me luck!)


Jaina said...

Great pictures! So beautiful. That conference center is breathtaking.

Sneaky Momma said...

That last fireworks shot is amazing! :) I hope you can get your photos off your computer. Must be so frustrating.

Emily said...

beautiful pictures of a beautiful place!

Jen said...

Wow, what a beautiful place! I bet the organ was amazing. I so love organ concerts.

Robyn said...

Beautiful shots.
I hope you can get your photos.

Chris said...

Nice fireworks shots -- that isn't easy.

The Conference Center is quite a place -- I planted prairie grass on the roof, when it was being built.

Cecily R said...

Oooooo. Good luck with your pics...I'll keep my fingers and toes crossed for you!

I'm sad that you were so close to me and we didn't get to meet up. Next time, right?

Maggie May said...

Wonderful photos. You have a head for heights on some of them. Great firework display.
I love you header!
Sorry about *Little Mac* & hope you get your photos back.

Anonymous said...

I love the last shot of fireworks! I love Temple Square and when we went the roof of the conference building was closed off to the public. Maybe one day I can go back there and see it! :)

Wayne said...

what amazing photos, the fire works look so spectacular.
great photo friday

Izzy 'N Emmy said...

Wow, what a beautiful series of photos! I am glad you all had such a wonderful time!

Ryanne said...

lovely pictures dear sister! Are you excited to have your girls back in a bout a week? I am sure they are ready to come home!

angie said...

How fun to be there for the 24th of July.

I LOVE going to church history sites when we are there, but I've NEVER been inside the conference center. There is always something going on.

The pioneer museum by the capitol building is my favorite.

Holly at Tropic of Mom said...

Wow, that conference center is amazingly beautiful! And huge!

Your fireworks shots are perfect. Mine rarely are!

lisaschaos said...

Wow! you got to explore more than I did when I was there. Neat!