Mormon temple

Mormon temple
Pentax ME, 50mm f/1.7 SMC Pentax-M
Kodak Max 400 (x-10/2007)

The Mormons’ Indianapolis temple isn’t actually in Indianapolis. It’s in Carmel, a city that borders Indianapolis to the north.

But I gather that this building is drop-dead gorgeous inside. After it was completed a few years ago, they offered tours to the public. My parents went, and my mom gushed for days about the quality of the materials and the attention to details. I wished I had made time to take a tour.

Because after the tours completed, non-Mormons were forever blocked from entering.

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single frame: Mormon temple



4 thoughts on “single frame: Mormon temple

  1. That’s a lovely photo Jim!

    It’s kind of interesting that they don’t allow anyone in – seems kind of the reverse of what you’d expect. Most Church communities I’ve encountered are normally very welcoming.

    • My understanding is that Mormon temples are for special services and occasions, and are not a place for routine Sunday worship. As such, they limit them to only Mormons. But I bet you could walk into a regular Mormon church for worship no problem.

    • All I know is that the Mormons I’ve encountered have all been earnest about their faith. I can’t speak to what drives the church as an organization.

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