Depending where you are in the state, or I guess what elevation you are at, spring starts in varying stages. For example, it won’t be until late May when spring shows its face in the upper Cottonwood Canyons. Snow shoeing or skiing can still be enjoyed well past the time the ski resorts close down for the winter season. l But just down the road at the base of the canyon, flowers are blooming and people are hiking around in shorts.
By now we are half way through our winter season in Salt Lake and it has been passing rather quickly it seems. While many, or dare I say most people can’t wait to get the cold season over with, I find choosing to get the most out of it the best approach. Luckily Utah is a pretty great place to be able to have fun in winter.
The holidays are approaching and the year is quickly coming to an end. And boy what a year it has been. I can’t remember any time in my life where I have been so busy. I’ve seen some wonderful places from different corners of the globe. I also found joy through photography which in turn motivates me to see and do more.
San Francisco & Bay Area
Perhaps one of the country’s greatest cities, San Francisco reveals the American way of life in a unique and beautiful way. For over two hundred years, with its rich history, this city has and still is sought by many people from many different cultural backgrounds who come here for new opportunities.
I’m taking another quick detour from the travel posts (they will resume soon) to show some recent photos taken of the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City.
In my opinion, Utah has one of the most beautiful capitol buildings in the country. The granite-clad structure with marble interior is situated on a hill (aptly named ‘Capitol Hill’) overlooking downtown and much of the Salt Lake Valley. Opened in 1916, the neoclassical architectural design was influenced by other capitol buildings in Rhode Island, Minnesota, and Kentucky. Along with the nearby LDS Temple, the capitol building is among Salt Lake City’s most iconic buildings.