Salt Lake City sits in a bowl. The city is surrounded on almost all sides by mountains, the Wasatch Front of the Rockies on the east, north, and south, and the Oquirrhs on the west. There is a break in the bowl where the Great Salt Lake sits on the northwest end of the valley. The Utah State Capital Building sits on the north end of the valley on the rise of the Wasatch Front foothills that form a westward jut. Some of the best views (and most expensive homes) lie on the rest of the rise above the Capital Building. This view of the Salt Lake Valley gives you the complete aspect down State Street, all 25 miles of it, as well the city skyline. (If you look closely, you can see the LDS Salt Lake Temple to the right of the the Capital Building.)
IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO OF CITYSCAPES.
Everyone is welcome to participate, even if your blog isn’t about photography.
Here’s how it works:
- Each week, I’ll come up with a theme and post a photo that I think fits. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Thursday, when the next photo theme will be announced.
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29 thoughts on “A Photo a Week Challenge: Cityscape”
Wonderful photo. Utah or Salt Lake City has not been on my “want to see list” but you make it very appealing.
It’s a beautiful party of our country. We have more national parks and monuments than any other state. You can spend the morning in pine forest mountains, drive a few hours, and spend the late afternoon and evening in red rock canyons.
Here is my entry
You’ve got it mad with a cityscape if there is a nice sky above it:)
Here’s mine https://wp.me/p9EWyp-2jx
https://youtu.be/Yu92QvL5ie0 abonnés plaese
Le jeu. 22 oct. 2020 à 07:05, nancy merrill photography a écrit :
> nancy merrill photography posted: ” Salt Lake City sits in a bowl. The > city is surrounded on almost all sides by mountains, the Wasatch Front of > the Rockies on the east, north, and south, and the Oquirrhs on the west. > There is a break in the bowl where the Great Salt Lake sits on the n” >
Great challenge that made me WORK!! 😋
Great subject. I meant to do this earlier, but my hands are really sore. As the colder weather is moving in, the arthritis in the hands seems to get worse. I’m just glad I can still type! Stay happy, stay safe. This really was a great topic.
Thanks, Marilyn! I hope that your hands do better soon. I have a knee that lets me know when the weather is changing, too.
Did you climb a mountain to get that view of your city?
We drove up behind the capital building. It’s a very posh-posh neighborhood that’s up in the foothills. There’s really just one open lot were you can get this view. I had to put my camera through a wrought-iron fence.