Drone flies over LDS Washington D.C.Temple, captures unique view

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  • B. Nichols Kinston/Lenoir, NC
    July 14, 2014 9:18 p.m.

    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.

  • LovelyDeseret Gilbert, AZ
    July 12, 2014 1:46 p.m.

    I felt better than he received permission from the Church of Jesus Christ to do this drone fly by.

  • Nachtmerrie_in_Brugge Mesa, AZ
    July 12, 2014 12:43 p.m.

    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.

  • FanOfTheSith Vernal, UT
    July 11, 2014 11:45 p.m.

    Awesome. Thanks for sharing this.

  • xert Santa Monica, CA
    July 10, 2014 11:44 a.m.

    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 waiting room.

  • bellsandbells Columbia, MO
    July 10, 2014 8:00 a.m.

    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.

  • Flashback Kearns, UT
    July 10, 2014 7:22 a.m.

    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.

  • statman Lehi, UT
    July 10, 2014 4:32 a.m.

    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...

  • Wilf 55 SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    July 10, 2014 3:13 a.m.

    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.

  • Common-Tator Saint Paul, MN
    July 9, 2014 8:14 p.m.

    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.

  • FT1/SS Virginia Beach, VA
    July 9, 2014 8:08 p.m.

    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.

  • islandboy Honolulu, HI
    July 9, 2014 4:09 p.m.

    Wow, left me amazed and speechless. Thank-you!

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    July 9, 2014 4:05 p.m.

    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.

  • Unclefred Ticonderoga, NY
    July 9, 2014 3:49 p.m.

    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"...

  • Gene Poole SLC, UT
    July 9, 2014 3:14 p.m.

    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.

  • drdongray Vacaville, CA
    July 9, 2014 2:48 p.m.

    That was beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing. Please continue to make videos of more temples, and keep posting them! Just outstanding.

  • johnnylingo62 Gray, TN
    July 9, 2014 2:24 p.m.

    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.

  • Eddie Syracuse, UT
    July 9, 2014 2:21 p.m.

    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.

  • Mister J Salt Lake City, UT
    July 9, 2014 2:15 p.m.

    Did Amazon have the wrong address?