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.
I'm having a wonderful time trolling my thousands of photos looking for dark and previously undeveloped and unposted photos and found these gems this morning. Salt Lake's gardens at Temple Square are rated among the best four or five gardens in Utah, for good reason.
Eagle Gate Monument at the intersection of State St. and South Temple in Salt Lake City, adjacent to Temple Square, is one of the most recognized and famous Salt Lake City landmarks. Originally designed as an entrance to Brigham Young's property, the first Eagle Gate was topped with a wooden carved eagle, according to Wikipedia. The current bronze eagle, again according to Wikipedia, weighs 4000 pounds and has a wing span of 20 feet. The current Eagle Gate has been widened in the 1960s to accommodate modern traffic.