If you’ve been to Salt Lake City, then you know that one of the most popular tourist attractions is the majestic LDS (aka Mormon) Temple in the heart of the city. This building took the Mormon settlers 40 years to build, including the need to repour the foundation because they buried it when they thought a division of the U.S. Army was coming to attack them and then they discovered a crack in it when they excavated to continue construction. The granite used to build it was quarried from a canyon on the east side of the valley. This picture was taken through the picture windows in the Visitor’s Center just south of the temple on Temple Square. I took this picture at Christmas time, when the square is decorated with thousands of lights and a life-sized nativity for the holiday.
My husband had tried to describe this place to me for three years before we were able to go together. While backpacking in Coyote Gulch in the Utah Escalante area, you round a corner just past Jacob Hamblin Arch and this is what you find: the Cathedral. This amazing room has been slowly carved over centuries by water. Whether you attribute it to God or nature, you cannot deny that this is truly a natural masterpiece.