Once you pass through the entranceway gates of the Alberta Temple in Cardston you will be amazed at the beauty of the grounds that surround the temple and the architecture of this historic Alberta landmark. The temple is made from white granite with each stone being hand-hewn and the design of the Alberta Temple is octagon but does not house any spire.
Before you walk through the entranceway to the Alberta Temple, you will find a visitors center where there are pictures displaying photos that take you back to the 1900's. Being the first temple built in Canada, it was closed for three years in 1988 for well needed repairs to the mechanical and electrical systems with more renovations being done to the interior.
After passing through the white pillars at the entranceway to the LDS Church, there are nine rooms in total with five of them being sealing rooms and the other four classified as ordinance rooms. The floor space of the building covers an approximate area of close to 88,600 feet and the thousands of people that attend the Cardston Alberta Temple are extremely proud of their church and religion.
The Alberta Temple sits on about ten acres of elevated land in the centre of Cardston in Southern Alberta and was discovered by Mormon settlers back in 1887. Many people from around the world come to the Alberta Temple as it is situated only fifteen miles from the border between Canada and the United States.
Entrance to the Alberta Temple, Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints, in Cardston, Southern Alberta, Alberta, Canada.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/8.0, exposure time of 1/125 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 34mm.
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