Yesterday Tiffy and I explored part of Salt Lake City, at least what was within walking distance of our hotel. This included Temple Square and the State Capitol. We heard an organ recital in the Tabernacle and wondered what was in the Temple, since they wouldn't let us inside. There was a visitors' center with a model of the temple showing what was inside, and it looked like Senate Chambers. That is, if you can believe them. The Capitol Building looked a lot like ours but wasn't quite as ornate inside. I took lots of pictures which I hope to post once I get back home.
Tiffy and I were a little creeped out by Temple Square, which surprised me since I have been in all sorts of sacred buildings without feeling creeped out. (For example, I have been in a number of mosques and felt just fine.) Part of it was the Stepford Greeters who wander around the Square wearing nametags and blank smiles and always greet you and ask if you would like to learn more about their church. They weren't pushy when we said no, just looking, but I still couldn't shake my feeling of unease. Anyone else been to Temple Square? Did you feel uneasy there too? Feel free to leave a comment about your experiences.