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Morman state & city

We arrived in Salt Lake City around mid afternoon and found a camping spot virtually on the city fringe. We unlooked the pop-up trailer and headed out to a beach suitable for swimming. The lake is so salty that it sustains no life at all except for a shrimp-like creature, but as I mentioned before there was a beach that one reached via a causeway. The boys and Hilary all swam, but the water was very cold so they didn’t stay in long. However, they did prove the fact that salt water, especially with that amount of salt, really keeps one afloat.

We split up the next morning and Noel and I went to have a look at Temple Square where the whole Mormon complex is situated. The public is allowed into the Tabernacle where the Mormon Tabernacle Choir perform, but the Temple is out of bounds to non-Mormons. The square itself is very beautiful and the buildings are surrounded by lovely gardens. In fact the whole city is full of gardens and is very clean. Mormons account for 70% of the population of Salt Lake City and it is a very rich church, but everything in Salt Lake City is free. There is no admission charge to any of the public spaces. In the afternoon before returning to the campsite we returned to the Tabernacle to listen to an organ recital, free, and really appreciated the acoustics of the place. The organist demonstrated just how perfect they are by dropping ordinary pins on to a table and also tearing pieces of paper, both without any amplification.

Capitol Building

Capitol Building


Floating in the salt lake

Floating in the salt lake


Morman Temple

Morman Temple


City

City


View over city

View over city

Posted by hillbillyramsey 17:00 Archived in USA

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