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A Picture from Edna

Highway 66 led me to Salt Lake City, Utah in August. I have been there a number of times before in the distant past.

Mormon pioneers began building this granite Salt Lake City temple in 1853. It was completed in 1893 and has become a beautiful symbol of Mormonism. That is why I was surprised that the Salt Lake City powers-that-be allowed a tall, totally utilitarian modern office building to overwhelm the once stately temple and the grounds of Temple Square. I was even more surprised to learn that the uninspiring newer building was the Mormon Church’s own office building. Maybe if I had taken the tour offered of the “Church Office Building” I would have a different attitude. However, I doubt that my impression of it would change much. The Chrysler Building it isn’t.

The image, Salt Lake City, was originally uploaded by barneykin. It is posted here from Barneykin’s flickr account.

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