This is the view from our hotel window, wasn't it a lovely day to go exploring?
We decided to walk up to Temple Square to see what we could see there. This is the temple itself, but we weren't allowed in there:
Then I found some people to play with:
And then there was a HUGE fountain. I got a little damp posing for this, but it was a nice day so I dried off quickly.
We went into the visitors' centre where I met this big guy. He was seriously echo-y and there were all these planets and clouds and things round him.
We saw some people over at the conference centre up on the rood and we really wanted to go up and play there too, but we had to go all round inside first. This is where they have the HUGE services for the LDS people both locally and round the world. It seats 21,000 people, and is broadcast in 97 languages around the world, 54 of which are translated simultaneously in-house:
This is looking up from the stage end. You can't really see it here because of the lens LT used, but the chairs are different widths to accommodate the curve of the auditorium. We think there must be a bit of a fight for the wider seats, they look comfier...
My, what a big organ they have. The choir sits up next to it, but in the open bit underneath they can wheel all sorts of things in and out:
Up on the roof of the conference centre is a garden. There's trees and wild flowers, but because of the time of year all the flowers are dead. The trees are pretty though:
You can see up the street to the capitol building with the dome. We rather liked the brown house in front of it...
This was looking across to the temple and the city centre buildings:
When we came out of there, we headed to where there was a mall with real live people and open shops in it, just a couple of stops down on the Trax. We just had to go into this shop after we saw this hanging outside:
Err, well, except for these:
Mysteriously we then failed to take a photo of the cheesecake desserts, so we'll pretend that didn't happen, 'kay?