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  • Day9

    Living in 'The book of Mormon' 😉

    September 2 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    Spending the day in hot Salt Lake City where the temperature hit 38 degrees today. Celsius not Fahrenheit

    We started the morning exploring 'Temple Square' - a huge complex owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints aka The Mormon.
    Attracting 3 to 5 million visitors a year, Temple Square is the most popular tourist attraction in Utah (apparently so!)

    Unfortunately, most of the area is currently under construction but we still managed to visit the Salt Lake Tabernacle, the home of the Mormon Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square.
    No rehearsals when we were there but lots of sisters engaging the public in conversation and reading passages from the Bible.
    "Ding dong, my name is Rachel" - not quite but close.

    Next stop on our sightseeing agenda was Utah State Capitol, the house of government for the U.S. state of Utah.

    The building houses the chambers and offices of the Utah State Legislature.

    A very impressive building that was build in 1912 to 1916 in Neoclassical design. The most grand and spacious rooms is the Rotunda. The dome stands 165 feet above the Rotunda floor. Floors and columns are carved out of Georgia marble.

    Not much more sightseeing in the heat, we opted for same retail therapy in beautiful and air-conditioned City Creek shopping centre.
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    Get yourselves coffee there 🤣 [Sheridan]


    Missed the coffee. Didn't really wanted to get too engaged with the sisters.