I went up to the Latter Day Saints (LDS) Temple in the Oakland Hills. The Oakland LDS Temple was 15th constructed and 13th operating temple of Church of Latter Day Saints when it was dedciated in 1964. I wasn't allowed inside the actual Temple because I am not a Latter Day Saint but I was allowed inside the vistor center (which I learned a lot about the Latter Day Saints) and genealogy center (which I will be going back to) and I was able to walk the beautiful grounds:
The Oakland LDS Temple was beautiful and it had a wonderful view:
Someone who did the A to Z challenge this past year chose as his theme the LDS temples around the world. It was interesting to see them; I had a friend who was Mormon and he used to talk about the parts of the temple that weren't open to the general public. Interesting faith...ReplyDelete
You share such interesting places that you visit. Is that water right up to the door? Lovely flowers and grounds. :)ReplyDelete
Beautiful temple and grounds. Interesting that you were not allowed inside. How do they check faith? Thank you for sharing this with us. #MLSTLReplyDelete
I actually asked that question and you need to talk to your local Bishop and make sure that you are living up to the Latter Day Saints standards to go into the temple.Delete
This is amazingly beautiful... Which faiths are allowed inReplyDelete
Latter Day Saints.Delete
Very impressive. There's a massive temple near where I used to live in Sydney too and it was very popular for geneology as well. #MLSTLReplyDelete
That's a pretty stupendous building and grounds. I often wonder why churches need to build such large edifices and whether the money could be spent helping the poor or making a difference in the world?ReplyDelete
Thanks for linking up with us at MLSTL and I've shared on my SM :)
Those are always very impressive structures!ReplyDelete
I'm passing right by a couple of Mormon sites today (Joseph Smith's farm and Hill Cumorah) in upstate New York. I'm not sure I will have time to stop but how interesting to see your post today?ReplyDelete
Thanks for the virtual tour! The place looks so beautiful and inviting. I wish I can go there some day.ReplyDelete
Thank you for being the first to link up with us this week, Patrick. Have a happy Wednesday and a lovely rest of the week.
Such an interesting place to visit. You captured some beautiful photos :) Thanks for sharing at The Wednesday Blog Hop.ReplyDelete
They have so many flowers and ground covers there. How pretty! What a cool building to visit!ReplyDelete
What a lovely place I enjoyed the photos :-)ReplyDelete
Have a bloomingtastic week :-)
Oh my what a beautiful place. Wow.ReplyDelete
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Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday, Patrick. 😎
What a lovely place to visit. Thanks for sharing :)ReplyDelete
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Oh my gosh, I love these photos especially the Jesus statute. That's absolutely breath-taking! Thanks so much for sharing. Have a great day. hugsReplyDelete
Beautiful grounds and gardenReplyDelete
Wow, lovely shots as always, Patrick. Thank you for sharing. :)ReplyDelete
Have a wonderful week.
Beautiful, it looks like such a peaceful place!ReplyDelete
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Fascinating post, Patrick! I have never visited an LDS Temple, but I do understand that they keep some of the best genealogy records. I have a friend who specializes in genealogy and she uses her limited non-LDS access quite frequently for her research.ReplyDelete
I'm fascinated by how much work the LDS have done on genealogy! This is a beautiful temple, and the grounds are lovely too. Your pictures are fantastic, Patrick. Thank you so much for sharing them with the Hearth and Soul Link Party.ReplyDelete
It is a very interesting looking building. Thanks for sharing with the #DreamTeamReplyDelete
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