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!