“Mormonism in Pictures” is a photo essay feature from Mormonnewsroom.org depicting The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its members around the world. Today we feature photos related to Temple Square and the Church in downtown Salt Lake City.
Historic Temple Square, in downtown Salt Lake City, is one of the most visited places in Utah. Each year, more than 5 million people walk through one of four entrances to view a multicolored landscape and well-manicured lawns.
Inside the 10-acre block of Temple Square, flowers, trees and bushes surround the Salt Lake Temple, historic Tabernacle, Assembly Hall, two visitors’ centers and several statues of special significance to Latter-day Saints. All add to the peace that is found on Temple Square.
Also recognizable on Temple Square are the female missionaries who help visitors understand more about the Church. At any given time the missionaries collectively speak more than 30 different languages to accommodate visitors from all over the world.
With an abundance of spring, soon-to-be summer weather, more than 2,000 volunteers have been refreshing and replanting 35 acres of flowers in more than 700 varieties from around the world in and around Temple Square. Latter-day Saints believe in providing service as a way to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ.
The Salt Lake Temple, amid the flowers and foliage, is a favorite backdrop for family portraits, wedding photos or a keepsake image of the temple to serve as a reminder of the eternal nature of the family.