Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The Beautiful Nauvoo Temple

As a Latter-day Saint I feel blessed to be in the Nauvoo Illinois Temple district. It's a beautiful, historic temple located on the western edge of Illinois, right across the Mississippi River from Iowa. If you want to know more about it, including its unique history, click here.

I took these pictures of the temple last month when my mother was visiting from Massachusetts. We went to Nauvoo on Good Friday and it was a quiet, peaceful, beautiful day. 

There are my boys running alongside the temple. They look tiny!


 I really like this statue of Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum Smith.

Note the intricate star and sunstone designs, along with the awesome bell tower (it's the only LDS temple to have one) and of course, the angel Moroni.

This is the view from the top of the hill where the temple sits. The Mississippi River is in the background, and the green hills of Iowa are beyond that.

Isn't it beautiful? I love it! We're going to Nauvoo again this weekend.
Have a great Memorial Day weekend!


Kristina P. said...

So pretty. And the view!

Me (aka Danielle) said...

Beautiful! Someday I hope to make to Nauvoo!

Amelia said...

Your pictures are gorgeous. You have such a good eye for things. That is an amazing temple. I'd love to see inside it! Too bad I missed the Open House a few years ago! Maybe I'll just have to become LDS instead. :)

Emmy said...

It truly is such a beautiful temple. I grew up outside of Chicago and we would go to Nauvoo at least once a year it seemed like and it was so crazy having walked on the grounds and seeing only the cornerstones for so many years and then when they started building it-- it truly is beautiful.

stephanie said...

Oh wow! It's so gorgeous! I visited there in 1996 and fell in love. We saw the cornerstone of the temple way back then. It's a piece of heaven on earth. I would love to visit again someday. Thanks for posting these!

Donna said...

Thank you so much Stephanie!