Saturday, 3 November 2012

Washington DC Mormon Temple
Postcards from America

The Washington D.C. Temple
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Kensington, Maryland

"The temple was dedicated in 1974"
"The Washington D.C. Temple was the first LDS temple
built east of the Mississippi River since 1846,
when the original Nauvoo Temple was dedicated."

"the Washington Temple is the tallest U.S. temple;
its easternmost spire is 288 feet (88 m) tall."

"The Washington D.C. Temple,
designed by architect Keith W. Wilcox,
was built with a modern six-spire design
based on the design of the Salt Lake Temple
with the three towers to the east representing
the Melchizedek Priesthood leadership,
and the three towers to the west
representing the Aaronic Priesthood leadership."

"The architecture and highly visible location
along the Capital Beltway have made the temple
a local landmark in the Washington, D.C. metro area."
The Washington D.C. Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints

Stoneybrook Drive
Kensington, Maryland

Images © by Merisi
Text quoted from Wikipedia

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7 comments:

  1. Very nice place and temple.

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  2. Beautiful. I've only been to Washington once. So many interesting things to see there.

    Safe travels. Hope the storm hasn't caused you too many problems.
    Sam

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  3. Lovely skies and it is an interesting temple. Hope your trip is going well, Merisi! Enjoy your weekend!

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  4. religion has been the inspiration for many beautiful works of architecture.

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    1. As an atheist I do love the architecture of religions, even as they scare me to death.

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  5. Yaaaaay!!! I found your blog again :) i was searching but couldn't remember the name, "Merisi". Sigh...now I can go through all those posts that I've been missing :)

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  6. I remember when that temple was built, you would see it from the Beltway. I always thought it looked rather surreal, appearing in the distance from behind rows of trees...

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