Tag Archives: Salt Lake City

I am Forrest Gump

Mormon Tabernacle Choir

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Salt Lake City, UT

Sometimes it’s hard not to feel a bit like Forrest Gump. No, not because I’m slow-witted (although that is often true, too) or a prodigious runner (which is decidedly never true) but because occasionally it feels like I’m unknowingly dropped in the middle of history’s great events.

Watching the famed Mormon Tabernacle Choir practice isn’t exactly like giving John Lennon the starting lines to Imagine or being hosted by Richard Nixon at the Watergate hotel, but it felt a little out of body just the same – like I was witnessing something extraordinary that I had no right to be a part of.

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Cathedral of the Madeleine

Cathedral of the Madeleine Ineriro, Salt Lake City, Utah

We can’t leave the topic of beautiful Salt Lake City buildings without showing you the Cathedral of the Madeleine. Its amazing Spanish Gothic interior and colorful Byzantine murals are simply breathtaking.

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Salt Lake City Capitol

Salt Lake City Capitol Murals

Murals inside the Salt Lake City Capitol building rotunda

The U.S. may not have Europe’s 17th century palaces to house our government offices but we’ve still managed to create some amazing spaces for our bureaucrats. Each state capitol we’ve visited (18 in all so far) is unique. Notwithstanding its stereotypically domed neoclassical architecture, the Capitol in Salt Lake City is one of the most impressive we’ve seen.

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