The exterior design of the Salt Lake Temple is full of symbolism that is often overlooked. It was intended to teach important lessons and "aid man in his quest to gain entrance back into the presence of God from whence he came." The buttresses of the east center tower feature cloudstones showing rays of sunlight penetrating through the clouds. These are said to represent the gospel light piercing the dark clouds of superstition and error, a reference from the book of Isaiah in the Old Testament. The tower also includes the keystone at the top of the lower large window, depicting clasped hands, reminding viewers of the power of fellowship, unity, and brotherly love.
To hear more interesting facts and stories about the Salt Lake Temple, as well as visit the best photo spots to take pictures of your own, join us on the Salt Lake City Tour or the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Tour. Reserve your seats on the sightseeing tour bus online at www.toursofutah.com