For a change we decide to take advantage of the warm afternoon light to take some pictures of the Mormon Temple, which is located just a few miles from where we live.
The temple has been “wrapped” for months this summer for cleaning and partial repainting. Apparently the temple needs to be “pressure washed” every two years to look it’s best.
Please find here some facts about the temple from the LDS Website:
Situated near the upscale community of La Jolla in San Diego, the striking double towers of the San Diego California Temple soar above I-5 in heavily populated Southern California. The San Diego California Temple was the third temple built in California (1993), following the Los Angeles California Temple (1956) and the Oakland California Temple (1964).
On Monday, December 23, 1991, the 186th anniversary of the birth of the Prophet Joseph Smith, a gilded statue of the angel Moroni was installed atop the eastern spire of the San Diego California Temple. Shortly after the setting, a traveling flock of seagulls—a bird of symbolic significance to the Church—circled the new statue about three times before continuing on its course.
Over 720,000 visitors attended the widely publicized open house (20 February–3 April 1993) of the San Diego California Temple.
The San Diego California Temple was honored as Headliner of the Year for 1993 in the landmark category by the San Diego Press Club.
Site: 7.2 acres
Exterior Finish: Marble chips in plaster
Total Floor Area: 72,000 square feet