When we booked our Hilton DoubleTree Inn hotel room in Gilbert Arizona (a suburb of Phoenix), I had no idea it was near such a cool location. For our trip to Sedona, we booked over night stays in Gilbert on the first night and the last night of the trip. In between we spent our time in Sedona. But these nights in Gilbert, allowed us to attend a Cubs vs. Reds spring training game, prep for our flights home, etc… On our first night, I saw this temple and knew I had to go back before we flew home. So on the last morning, I got up before sunrise and went to the temple to catch the blue hour and sunrise. Basically, I wanted good light for this photo. This photo is the result of getting up at 530am in the morning.
A little about the temple: This is the Gilbert Arizona Temple, which is a temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). They announced their plans for this temple in 2008 concurrently with the Gila Valley Arizona Temple. It took about two years to build and they had a formal public open house in February 2014. It is the 142nd temple of the LDS Church and was built to ease the load of the nearby Mesa Arizona Temple.
On a personal note, this isn’t a huge building but it is an outstanding structure and example of wonderful architecture. I hope you enjoy the photo and video as much as I enjoyed seeing the building in person.
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