Did Amazon have the wrong address?
Beautiful ! ! !The story behind the design from the architect is
just as beautiful and inspiring. I was able to hear him while on my mission in
the South many, many years ago.
When this Temple was dedicated in 1974, it was one of the most impressive
architectural designs I had seen in my "vast experience" of life at that
time. Since then, I've visited this site and have been inside this
beautiful building that is inspiring both physically and spiritually. These aerial shots really show the beautiful design of the lines, the symmetry
of the building and its landscape site setting, and brings out feelings of
majestic optimism with a vertically vaulting heavenward perspective.
That was beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing. Please continue to make
videos of more temples, and keep posting them! Just outstanding.
Thank you for sharing such a wonderful visual experience. One that until
recently was not imagined. I hope that all of the temples will one day have this
visual capture and be made available. What struck me as I was watching this
video was: As beautiful as these visuals are, they pale to the beauty and
grandeur of the work that is performed in each of the Temples of The Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for the living and the dead. That work is
eternal in nature and blesses all of mankind. It extends the blessings of the
Gospel of Jesus Christ unto all of the Earth for all time and eternity. As
lovely as the edifice is (and it is beyond comparison), it is the nature of the
sacred work inside that surely radiates an eternal beauty. Thank you again for
such a video that leaves me wonder filled.
Been there a thousand times.. 50 or so in person, 950 in my mind... Sealed to my
wife there in 1989, restricted ordinance worker there in the 90's...
It's one of the places that is "home"...
Sorry to be a killjoy but having been to this temple a few times the beauty of
it is not fully captured in this video. It could have been better... a lot
better.I found the music quite annoying and distracting. Maybe a
hymn by the Tabernacle Choir or something classical would have been more
appropriate.And I thought there was too much video editing that also
detracted from what this truly could have been. Nonetheless there are some
wonderful scenes.My wife and I drove with a few members overnight
from Ohio once and arrived at the temple at about 5am. There was a thick fog
that morning in the park and the anticipation to see the temple was
indescribable. Back in the late 70's early 80's we had to drive hours
from Missouri to any temple.We were not disappointed as the temple
just appeared in its glory thru the fog, like floating in mid-air. That's
the beauty of this temple, seeing it from the park below in the fog, seeing it
spring forth from the interstate at night in its awe inspiring glory, etc.
Wow, left me amazed and speechless. Thank-you!
Just puts a big grin on my face! My wife and I will be sealed there on the 19th.
Wrapped up our Stake President interview tonight.
Back before there were temples covering most of the east, the DC Temple would be
the Friday / Saturday destination for Saints from nearly anywhere east of the
Mississippi. They'd leave their homes, typically on several buses, while
still dark Friday mornings, arrive late afternoon Friday, work throughout the
night, and then climb back on their buses Saturday mid-morning for the return
drive. Being stationed at the Pentagon and called as an Ordinance Worker there,
some of my fondest memories were serving these Saints during the "all
night" sessions ... opening Friday morning and not closing again until
Saturday evening. While I am grateful this work is available considerably
closer for all of them, I do miss the incredible dedication it required of all
those who made it happen. The night time shots in this video brought many of
those memories back to the fore.
So grateful the video speaks of "the Mormon Church", and not "the
LDS Church". Worldwide, in so many languages, "Mormon" is
universally understood. With "LDS" people elsewhere would have no idea
to which church this temple belongs.
My wife and I were sealed (& married) there in 1987. We've always had
a picture of the DC temple among wedding photos displayed in our home. A
non-lds friend saw the grandeur of the building and asked what it cost to get
married in such a building. Only 10% of what you make in perpetuity. A bargain
if you ask me...
Geez, what happened to Radio Controlled airplane or helicopter? That's
what they used to be called. I guess now drone is the sexy term of the day. A
wonderful temple, by the way.
I attended the ground breaking for this beautiful temple. I lived in Virginia at
the time. It started snowing on the way back home and by the time we got home,
we were driving in fairly deep snow. When the temple opened, we were living in
North Carolina. It was a long drive but we frequently enjoyed this lovely
temple. The art work as you enter is a masterpiece. We have several framed
pictures of this temple hanging in our home. The Washington Temple will always
be "my" temple.
I understand that the drone wanted to come in and get some footage but could not
present a valid recommend from his drone Bishop so he has to hover in the
Awesome. Thanks for sharing this.
The Washington D.C. Temple has been photographed from so many angles under so
many light conditions with so many different filters, I thought I had seen it
all. Thank you, Tony Collins, for this new and fascinating perspective.
Don't stop there! sammyg, Mr. Collins' video is not
necessarily for 'Mormon' consumption. It could just as easily have
been a cathedral, office tower, stadium or other noteworthy structure. The
accompanying music would not have been my first choice, either, but of course
I'm seeing it from within the culture of Mormonism.
I felt better than he received permission from the Church of Jesus Christ to do
this drone fly by.
I love this place, especially since my husband and I were married here in 1984.
The important work that goes on here and all LDS temples far exceeds the beauty
of the building itself; however, the majesty of this temple is like no other
place I've ever been inside and out! Thanks for these unique views captured
on video! The video was great even though I agree with some of the others on the
music choice. I feel like something more majestic to compare with the temple
such as something by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir would have been more
appropriate. I hope that will be considered if future temple videos are done.
It's very honorable that they did ask the Church for permission.