“A Journey of a Thousand Miles…” Tue. 07/05/16

On my way to fill out paperwork and start my new job we had some time to kill. It turned out to be a family affair as my father-in-law had an appointment in the same neck of the woods. A friend of mine recently introduced me to the Atlas Obscura so we fired it up and looked up interesting entries for Salt Lake City. Up popped Gilgal, a stone garden filled with intricate stone scriptures, massive carvings, and impressive stone displays. Created by Thomas Battersby Child, Jr. as a monument to his Mormon faith this massive Sphinx with Face of Mormon prophet Joseph Smith adorning it, seated above a gorgeous rendering of an LDS temple, definitely caught my eye for it’s bizarre nature, craftsmanship, and odd elegance. Gilgal GardenAtlas Obscura


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