Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Christmas Lights on Temple Square ~ Part 1

In my Fab Finds post on November 22, I mentioned that I would be taking the following week off from blogging. Instead of spending time writing about my ancestors on this blog, I was spending time with living family members.

Last week, our family spent the Thanksgiving holiday together in Utah. We had a wonderful time.

On Friday, November 29, we all traveled to Salt Lake City to see the Christmas lights on Temple Square.

For those who've never been to Temple Square, the magnificent building in these pictures is the Salt Lake Temple. Construction of this temple took 40 years to complete. The groundbreaking took place on February 14, 1853 and the dedication was held in April of 1893.

The Salt Lake Temple is the largest temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Salt Lake Temple and Christmas Lights on Temple Square, Salt Lake City, Utah

My husband and I had been to Temple Square before, but never at Christmas time.

Salt Lake Temple and Christmas Lights on Temple Square, Salt Lake City, Utah

These pictures will hopefully give you an idea of just how beautiful Temple Square is during the Christmas season.

Salt Lake Temple and Christmas Lights on Temple Square, Salt Lake City, Utah

But, being there is so much better. These photos simply can't compare with the experience of seeing the amazing beauty of Temple Square at Christmas time in person.

Salt Lake Temple and Christmas Lights on Temple Square, Salt Lake City, Utah

I'll be sharing more photos from our visit to Tempe Square in a future post.

Thanks for reading!


© 2013 Copyright by Jana Last

16 comments:

  1. Some great photos you took there Jana

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  2. Oh lucky you. What a lovely set of Christmas lights, and that you were able to spend your time with loved ones too! I knew from your title that I'd really like this post!

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    1. Thank you Karen! Yes, it was amazing to see the Christmas lights on Temple Square. And it was wonderful to spend time with our family too. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Beautiful, Jana! So often I see photos of the lights on Temple Square but not in such detail as these. Thanks for sharing them.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind comments Nancy!!

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  4. Wonderful pictures, Jana! Wish I could see the lights in person, but your pictures are the next best thing.

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    1. Thank you Shelley! I really do appreciate your very kind comments!

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  5. So beautiful -- must have been even more so in person.

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    1. Thank you Wendy! Oh yes. It was definitely more beautiful in person. Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Impressive l photographs, Jana. My favourite the third o ne with the Christmas trees and "blue" flower beds. They must have been a wonderful sight.

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    1. Thank you Sue!! They really were a wonderful sight. Thanks for stopping by!

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