Pre-RootsTech – A Wander Around Salt Lake City

Pre-RootsTech – A Wander Around Salt Lake City

The FGS Conference runs for four days (Wednesday-Saturday), while the RootsTech one is three (Thursday-Saturday). So with a day to spare before set up and the FGS Conference talks start, it was nice to have a quiet day (which in some respects probably translates to trying to get over jetlag).

So after a good sleep, and yummy buffet breakfast, it was off to wander Salt Lake City and see what I could see.

Two years ago when I was here it was snowing. However they’ve had such a mild winter in Salt Lake City this year, so there’s no snow in the city, and only a little on the mountains. And the weather for my day of wandering, was but rather a sunny/cloudy cool day. I would call it a Tasmanian weather day.

Anyway here’s a few pics from my day out and about.

Salt Lake Plaza Hotel

Salt Lake Plaza Hotel

Salt Lake Plaza Hotel

Salt Lake Plaza Hotel

you just never know what you'll find on the streets (or sky) of Salt Lake City

you just never know what you’ll find on the streets (or sky) of Salt Lake City

The Salt Palace Conventre Center

The Salt Palace Conventre Center

lions guarding the doorway at a business in Salt lake City

lions guarding the doorway at a business in Salt lake City

selfie at Washing Square

selfie at Washing Square

Salt Lake City Public Library

Salt Lake City Public Library

inside of the Salt Lake City Library

inside of the library

barber shop at Salt lake City

barber shop

Ancestry.com headquarters, Salt Lake City

of course I had to photograph this!! Ancestry’s current HQ

mountains at Salt lake City

not much snow at all

Cathedral at Salt Lake City

the cathedral looks lovely against the blue sky

City Creek Mall, Salt Lake City

part of the City Creek mall

sign outside Temple Square, Salt Lake City

fair enough!

Temple Square, Salt Lake City

Temple Square, the heart of the LDS – which also means the Family History Library isn’t far away

Alona Tester at the Family History Library

selfie at the microfilm drawers in the the Family History Library

sun glow over Salt lake City

late afternoon sun glow over Salt lake City

Helen Smith and Alona Tester at RootsTech 2015

Helen and I made it!!

Salt Lake City at night

Salt Lake City at night

the cathedral at Salt Lake City at night

the cathedral at night

 

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4 Responses to “Pre-RootsTech – A Wander Around Salt Lake City”

  1. Great pictures Alona! We seem to be missing each other. I’m not there this year, but I went in 2012 and 2014.

    I’m look forward to reading your posts about what you find interesting about RootsTech.

    Louis

  2. Anna says:

    Great pics Alona. Love the combination of the Cathedral and the sacred site that is Ancestry’s headquarters!!! Have fun!

  3. GenieJen says:

    Thanks for sharing your look at the city, it looks amazing. Can’t believe all those microfilm drawers. Would love to go one year soon. Have a great time.

  4. Frances M Gregory says:

    Love this dear lady. Just wish that I could be there
    thank you for your kindness
    Margaret Gregory(Frances)

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