Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Every Sunday at 9:30 am, the Tabernacle is opened to visitors to come listen to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir as they perform for their weekly TV show, Music and the Spoken Word.  They allow photos before and after the broadcast.  I enjoyed the show- it's only 30 minutes long.  Lots of visitors are there from around the world, I got the impression a lot of them were LDS church members from elsewhere.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Stained glass windows in old SLC train station

The old train station in Salt Lake City is now part of an outdoor mall complex called The Gateway.  It has beautiful stained glass windows themed around the settlement of the area.  I thought they were really cool, as so much stained glass in buildings is either religious themed or abstracts.

Too bad this one came out a little blurry... I've never seen a steam engine in a stained glass window before:

Here are a couple of photos of the interior, there are paintings too:

Coming up next, a stop at the Tabernacle to hear the choir...

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Bell Canyon Reservoir, Utah

Despite getting rained and snowed out only 1/3 into this hike, Bell Canyon had to be the most breathtaking scenery of the Utah trip.   The trailhead is at the fringe of the urban area, to the southeast of the city.

It was so beautiful, that my camera trigger finger would not let up, and I am going to inflict way too many photos on you.  I'll shut up and let the mountains do the talking...

Please excuse the water spots on the lens from here on in- this was after we'd turned around due to rain and snow that wouldn't let up.  It was cold enough out that hiking wet would be a problem, so we just couldn't keep going, which was a shame, this was a beautiful canyon.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

The top of Big Cottonwood Canyon

Oops, I almost forgot to show you the rest of the photos from Big Cottonwood Canyon, from the drive from Donut Falls, up to where the watershed ends.  It sure is beautiful up there.  Photos are from October 22.

Snow on the ground up here!  Sometimes on the road, too.

This was at the divide between two watersheds, the Cottonwood Canyon one goes towards Salt Lake City, and from where this photo is taken it goes east towards Park City, on the other side of the Wasatch range.

Lotsa snow here!  We got out and walked around in a ski area that's not operating yet.  Soon though!  This is from October 22,

Coming up next, a hike in beautiful Bell canyon, don't go away!