Tag Archives: UT

Temple Square

The drive from Elko, and uh oh yeah, different (later) time zone so into the evening already but hey I’ve never been to Salt Lake City before and the Temple seems like The Thing, or at least one of The … Continue reading

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Salt Lake City Public Library System Main Library

Another somewhat unexpectedly super awesome thing in downtown Salt Lake City – the Main Library. Architecturally it somehow manages to be both majestic and welcoming, grand and yet human scale. The shapes and surfaces echo and interact with the other … Continue reading

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Utah State Capitol

I’d seen the dome in the distance the evening I arrived, and decided to walk over for a closer look the next morning. Or I should say, walk UP. Yep, that Capitol HILL thing. Which was one of those things … Continue reading

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Shards

Artists: Bonnie Sucec and Day Christensen More wonderful sculpture in the main branch of the Salt Lake City Public Library, Shards are large beautifully colored glass sculptures hung in various locations around the building. I mostly noticed them in stairwell … Continue reading

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oh beehive!

The beehive is Utah’s State Emblem, and appears on the flag, highway patrol cars, road signage, as decorative elements at the Capitol Building and elsewhere. The symbol is associated with the qualities of hard work and perseverance, and the State’s … Continue reading

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Psyche

Artists: Ralph Helmick and Stu Schechter A glorious cloud suspended in the main atrium of the main branch of the Salt Lake City Public Library. It gave a sense of mass/filling space that the pictures don’t quite capture. The sculpture … Continue reading

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Eagle Gate

Travel is always a fascinating mix of planning and going with the flow. The Virgo/OCD part of me wants to have a PLAN, and not miss the “MUST SEES” of wherever it is that I’m going to. On the other … Continue reading

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kolache

According to the Wikipedia, kolache – a type of pastry that holds a dollop of fruit rimmed by a puffy pillow of supple dough – is not just a Utah thing  – it originated as a semisweet wedding dessert in Central … Continue reading

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Eborn Books

Minding my own business, on my way to the Temple (well, to look at the outside, that is, since I’m not Mormon), and… BOOKS NEW, USED & RARE BOOKS with a great front window display and not that I really … Continue reading

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Java Cow and I Love Moo

After somehow (I know, who am I and what have I done with myself?!) falling down on the job of sampling local ice cream on my travels, I came up with Java Cow in Park City! After an awesome bike … Continue reading

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