Friday, March 6, 2009

Nauvoo Confidential

The Nauvoo Temple

After the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum, we traveled about two and half hours north to Carthage and Nauvoo, Illinois. The former is the site of the assassination of Mormon prophet and leader Joseph Smith and his brother, Hyrum. The latter is the town Smith and his followers established after they were run out of Missouri.

Statue of Joseph and Hyrum Smith outside the jail in Carthage, Illinois,
where they were assassinated by an anti-Mormon mob in 1844.

I have to get on the road, so I can't post a lot of information right now. I'll try to come back on Saturday evening and add more information. In the meantime, here are a couple of pictures from Nauvoo and Carthage.

The Nauvoo Temple at dusk

Photo copyright: D.C. Confidential, 03/09


marley said...

Great night shots and the statues in B&W is perfect.

Maya said...

Those night shots of the temple are stunning. They really know how to make things look impressive, don't they?

D.C. Confidential said...

Marley: Thanks! I thought the statue looked better in B&W, too.

Maya: Thank you! And yes, the Mormon Church definitely has a way with lighting. Their desire is to make their temples stand out as a beacon to the city, in particular, and the world, in general. When you visit D.C., I'll take you to see the D.C. Temple at night and you'll see what I mean.

Rex said...

Im LDS and its nice to hear some kind words about our temples, thanks!