On the last night of my recent trip to Los Angeles I was driving along Santa Monica Blvd on my way back to my hotel in Hollywood and I saw a giant glowing tower off to the left. Curious what as to what it might be, I drove in that direction and discovered that it was the massive Los Angeles Mormon Temple. The grounds surrounding the temple were decorated with one of the largest Christmas lights displays I’ve seen in a long time. So I’m sure you know were this story is going by now. That’s right, I parked the car and started to explore the temple grounds, shooting a bunch of photos.
Dedicated in 1956, it was the first Mormon temple in California and is the second largest, the first of course being the main temple in Salt Lake City. I must say, the Mormons definitely know how to build an impressive temple. For years I’ve seen The Oakland Temple from afar and one of these days I would like to go up there and photograph that one as well.