Main Street Pedestrian Plaza (06/25/2009) There is a delightful garden atop the gates entering the Main Street Pedestrian Plaza at Temple Square.
Eagle Gate (06/25/2009) The Eagle Gate, spanning State Street, makes for an interesting shot in Salt Lake City. I understand this is the second eagle. The first was a bit more ornate, but is hidden in some collection.
Construction Time (06/25/2009) A contractor drives a cool crane truck past the public clock at the trax station in downtown Salt Lake City.
Temple Square Traxed (06/25/2009) The rails of Trax swerve onto South Temple to avoid running into the Salt Lake Temple. It is an interesting challenge to take a picture of the spires entwined with the train\'s power lines.
South Temple (06/25/2009) A view of the Salt Lake Temple from the construction walk around on Main Street. I cofess, I manipulated the photo by lighting the Brigham Young Statue.
South Temple Construction (06/25/2009) Bright colors of the building materials stand out during the construction along South Temple in Salt Lake City.
Beehive House (07/25/2008) This picture includes the Eagle Gate and Beehive House (Brigham Young's residence) framed by the LDS Church Office Building in downtown Salt Lake City.
Beehive House (07/25/2008) The Beehive House was Brigham Young's residence in Salt Lake City.
Joseph Smith Memorial Building (07/25/2008) This picture shows the Lion House and Joseph Smith Memorial Building (formerly Hotel Utah) in downtown Salt Lake City.
The Lion House (07/25/2008) The Lion House was part of Brigham Young's residence in downtown Salt Lake City.
Lion House (07/25/2008) This picture shows parts of the Lion House on South Temple in downtown Salt Lake City.
Temple Photography (07/25/2008) A couple poses for wedding photographs at the Salt Lake Temple in downtown Salt Lake City.
Temple Fountain (07/25/2008) A fountain at Temple Square in Salt Lake City.
The primary temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints sits in the center of Salt Lake City. Brigham Young designed the famed street numbering system for the city around the temple. The temple is at the point of origin. All addresses in Salt Lake tell you how far you are from the Temple. 600 units equals one mile. If you live on 600 East 1200 South, you are one mile east and two miles south of the Temple.
The LDS temple is one of the most visited attractions in the United States, drawing LDS faithful from around the world during conferences and other events. In recent years, the Temple grounds have sprouted a large conference center to the north, and a walking plaza (formerly main street) to the east. The area adjacent to the LDS Temple are currently undergoing a massive rennovation.