Tuesday, April 17, 2012

On The Road: Coachella

I've just finished my term at the U of A and to celebrate we've hopped into our car and headed south. We're on a roadtrip, heading for the desert of Indio, California for the Coachella Festival. Our caravan is a 2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser and so far, it's holding up beautifully.

Within hours we crossed the border into Montana. Today we passed through Salt Lake City, Utah and stopped off for some chocolate cake at Kneaders Cafe on the way to Zion National Park.

In the middle of the city center, within sight of the Utah State Capitol, is the "Mormon Vatican"...the Temple of the Latter Day Saints. It's gothic-inspired slice of American schmaltz, an obvious attempt to recreate a bit of European gravitas in solid concrete. Instead, it resembles something from the Munsters or Hogwarts from the Harry Potter films.

(Temple of Latter Day Saints, Salt Lake City)

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