The Mormon temple along the Beltway around DC is stunning, too. It rises above the trees seemingly out of nowhere, suddenly it's just there.
That is a gorgeous building. This is the first time that I ever saw a picture of it. What an amazing accomplishment of architecture. Thanks Randi!
Auntie M: The DC temple does indeed have the most ethereal beauty. I heard once that they had to stop putting Christmas light on the DC temple because it caused too many accidents. Any truth to that?septembermom: You are welcome! It is especially gorgeous at night. You can see it from twenty miles away. It was made from the rock quarried from the hill it stands upon.
you took this? it's wonderfully shot. and the building is awesome
Randi: I never heard that about Christmas lights on the DC temple, but I wouldn't be surprised. When the temple was built many moons ago, the public was allowed to tour the building before it was dedicated and sealed. It was dazzling.
Naqvee: Yes, I did take this picture. I was wishing I could have found a better picture of it at night, but all mine were either blurry or had obstacles in the picture. India has some beautiful buildings too,yes?Auntie M: In my opinion, the only temple that might possibly rival the DC temple in beauty is the San Diego one. http://www.ldschurchtemples.com/sandiego/
I'm looking forward to seeing this lovely building when I come viit you some day. The itinerary's growing! Wouldn't this temple be a different kind of gorgeous all lit up as well?
PS Are you worried now because I told you I'm going to come "viit" you, and it sounds a bit scary?
Hi RandiBev and I attended this temple in 1986 or thereabouts. It was the 3rd temple to be built and was dedicated on 21st May 1888. It took about 13 years to build. The SLC temple took 40 years to build and was dedicated in 1893.A mine of information, me!
Janice: You are going to viit me! Wii! Wii shall have fun when you viit! Iit iis not scary at all. Ii am lookiing forward to iit.Ken: You are indeed a mine of information! What brought you to this part of Utah back then?
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We visited friends in SLC and used American West Airlines to fly just about every other day to some interesting place...using Las Vegas as the hub. Manti hoevever was a bus trip with about 60 members...a special temple visit.
Ken: If you ever come back to SLC be sure to let me know!
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