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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4 responses to “single frame: Mormon temple”

  1. Mr Mediocre Avatar

    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.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      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.

  2. TBM3FAN Avatar

    Always wondered if they were supposed to be temples to God or temples to money?

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      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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