We spent a wonderful time visiting family in Utah last week. While we were there, we went to see the Christmas lights at Temple Square in Salt Lake City.
It turned out that the week we spent in Utah was one of the coldest of the season so far. We arrived on Saturday, December 27. It snowed on Sunday and Monday, and the temperatures stayed below freezing, so there was snow and ice on the ground the whole week we were there.
We went to Temple Square on Tuesday. It was absolutely freezing that night. I mean literally. Our son said that the "feels like" temperature was 5 degrees!
Our family walked around bundled up as best as we could for a while, but it was just too cold to stay outside for very long. I had brought along our DSLR camera and our compact point and shoot digital camera. I took pictures using both cameras.
I had taken several pictures and was about to take a picture with the DSLR camera when it seemed to just freeze up. I pressed the button to take a picture and it just stopped working. Thankfully, our point and shoot digital camera kept on working, so I was able to take more pictures.
I took the picture below with our DSLR camera before it quit working. By the way, the camera was fine once it warmed back up.
Finally our group couldn't take the cold anymore so we went to the 10th floor of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building to see the Christmas lights from there.
This is one of the pictures I took from one of the huge observation windows on the 10th floor.
As you can see, the sun had set not too long before I took this photo. On the horizon is the reddish-orange color from the setting sun. I'm thrilled that I was able to take the picture at just the right time to catch that.
It was wonderful to visit Temple Square and see the Christmas lights before they were taken down for the year, even if it was bitter cold. If you ever visit Salt Lake City during the Christmas season, I hope you'll take the opportunity to visit Temple Square and see the stunning Christmas lights and displays. They are even more beautiful in person.
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