I know that I've mentioned that I live in the Pacific Northwest, but I'm not sure that I've ever mentioned that I went to the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah, for my undergraduate degree. As most of you are probably aware, SLC is the center of the LDS church, or "The Church" as the Mormons call it, and there is a beautiful, wedding cake style Mormon Temple there, made of white marble.

 

The Christmas light display is like nothing else I've ever seen. I first visited it when I was 18, and haven't been back for more than 2 decades, but it still glows in my mind with thousands of fairy lights. The bare branches of the trees are festooned with hundreds of lights. It is incredible - even for a godless heathen like myself.