Mountain Views, Salt Lake City
Favorite thing: Utah is one of the most beautiful places I have been... I am a sucker for a wintery mountain scene. Without the lure of a kickin' nightlife or other "big city" type of things, you get the chance to concentrate on the beauty of the nature surrounding you.
Favorite thing: Get a view of the city's skyline from somewhere up in the hills. I took this photo somewhere on 11th Ave between the State Capitol and the University of Utah, March '97. The view from above Capitol Hill is awesome at night when everything is lit up. I haven't been up there during the day but I'd bet it's good then too.
Favorite thing: You should take a drive up the hills behind the Capitol building for a wonderful panoramic view of the entire Salt Lake valley. To get there, take the road around the east side of the Capitol and take a left on Edgecombe Drive. Follow that road through an intersection to Church Hill drive and go left again. Up that hill around a bend is the single best overlook point in the city from which you can see more than 100 miles on a very clear day.
Fondest memory: The mountains...and their moods. They are some of the most beautiful mountains I have ever seen. But they can be angry with a storm or light and cheerful after a new snowfall. they are so beautiful, it is as though they are not real, as if they have been painted there for all to see.
I love driving into the Salt Lake Valley and seeing the surrounding mountains and the city below. It almost looks as though the mountains are painted. I would probably take someone who has never been here to Temple Square, The This is the place monument, The Great Salt Lake, The capitol rotunda, up above the city to look over the valley, the salt flats where they have filmed many movies including parts of Independance Day, the mountains, Cathedral of the Madeline, there are so many.
Fondest memory: I probably miss the people and the mountains. The different seasons.
Fondest memory: The view of the city bounded on the east by the Wasatch Mts. and on the west by the Great Salt Lake.
Salt Lake City is a very unique and beautiful city with much religious history.
Fondest memory: The drive into Salt Lake City from Nevada across the salt flats. Very neat!