I’m one of those people that love to travel. I love everything about it! Even waiting in airports. The food, the shopping, the structure itself, the anticipation, it’s all cool! Except for my heavy suitcases. I need to learn how to pack light.
When I took in the Snap Conference, I knew I had to add a couple days to tour the surrounding areas.
That just made my stay there all that much MORE cool! And here is where that little trouble maker of a rental car took me…
Welcome to one gorgeous photo tour of Salt Lake City, Utah. It’s worth your scroll.
HERE is an excellent description of what exactly Temple Square is and does. The amazing presence alone was enough pull for me.
Doesn’t this look a little Downton Abbey to you?
Inside the square, a mini version of the temple is on display so you can peer inside. The temple itself is not open to the public.
Moving along in town, I don’t know what this beauty is called, but it resembled a castle. Anyone know what it is?
If you look very closely, this fence was created with wire mesh and loose strands of wire free twisting every which way. In person it was pretty wild. In fact, the entire landscaping had such a free flow to it, although it was quite structured. Beautifully done.
Please come home with me, pretty house? The rooflines… That PORCH!
Liberty Park is massive! It takes up over 100 acres and also houses a bird sanctuary of sorts on the property. It’s a photographer’s dream to capture the rolling hills and lakes.
You’ll never guess who took me for this park tour. Chris from George’s Architectural Salvage!
It always pays to hang out with a local.
Near Great Salt Lake
If a city has a lake, I will find it. It’s my mantra.
While I took the easy way there, staying on the main highway, I took note of a side road that looked way more enticing. So on the way back, I approached a stopped bus driver, asking him if the side road led back to the highway.
“Yeah, I paint, so I take that route all the time with my bike. And there are spigots along the road you can pull over to take pictures at.”
Bingo! That’s my kinda travel.
I mean, check out rush hour…
This was my favorite route of the entire trip. Every few inches, the landscape changed dramatically. Gorgeous!
Doesn’t this resemble a Thelma and Louise grand canyon kinda shot?
Which is also on my bucket list.
Great Salt Lake
I will admit, there wasn’t much to see or do here. Just admire. So I did.
But I really think the ‘getting there’ was the main thrill for me.
I asked what all the rocks were from. It appears something crumbled close by and left all this. It really was quite beautiful in it’s own way. Every rock was either cement, hardened sludge from the ‘mine?’ next door, or natural rock.
Once back in town, I wasn’t ready to park the car yet. I finally had a handle where my hotel was, so I lived dangerously and intentionally got lost.
Just know? This is BIG. 🙂
I eyed what appeared to be a parliament building of some type (that’s what we call them in BC anyway), so I head for this amazing structure as my new destination.
I had no idea what I was about to embark on…
Utah State Capital Building / aka Top Of The World
I saw the building and clicked like mad! It’s gorgeous!
But it wasn’t until I walked up the steps and turned around, that I really saw where I landed. It truly was on top of the world.
Centre. Can you even believe this picture is real?
My jaw dropped, and I sat down on the steps in complete awe. THIS is Salt Lake City, all in one shot.
With SO much history.
Some folks don’t care to travel. But I know I’ll never be one of them. With so much cool stuff to see in the world, what’s next?!
Thank-you little rental car, for taking good care of me. I’m not quite as frustrated with you any longer. 🙂