A collection of distilled sarcastic wisdom, numerous photographs, discussions of books and stuff to learn and more stuff to think about from a retired economics professor turned blogger and photographer.
The historic Provo LDS Tabernacle was recently gutted by fire. The LDS Church decided to use the shell of the tabernacle as the outside of the new LDS Temple in Provo. You can see that the shell is jacked up on high stilts as construction continues. Amazing
Some of our family's ancestors came across the prairies to the Great Salt Lake Valley in handcart companies, pulling handcarts like those depicted in the above photos of the Handcart Pioneer Monument. These migrations were incredible testaments of faith, endurance, and courage, as many lost their lives on these arduous journeys.
I finally got to Temple Square and the adjacent plaza and flower gardens. Here is a view of the west spires of the iconic LDS Salt Lake Temple, perhaps the best known symbol worldwide of the LDS faith.