Friday, February 11, 2011
I spent much of my day in Utah County yesterday... Amy's printer is in Spanish Fork (I've designed her wedding announcements). Lane Henderson has a wonderful print shop, he was Amy's mission president in Italy, and is so kind & helpful to work with.
I drove to Provo to take pictures... it was a glorious day- blue blue skies, and the snow on the mountains was magnificent. I drove around some of my old haunts, including the old house which once held my first real job: McLean Associates Advertising Inc. Today it's the home of Greg Soter & Associates. He, incidentally was my old boss. I didn't realize until later that the business was still there! (We're talking 1975 folks, that was a LONG time ago!)
There are lots of lovely old homes in Provo, some have been beautifully restored, like this lovely one:
There's just something about the charm of old brick, gingerbread detail, and the lovely window molding that I just love.
The heartbreaking sight that I specifically wanted to shoot, was the ruins of the Provo Tabernacle, which was gutted by fire in mid-December. The Tabernacle was built in the late 1800s, and has been the site of over 100 years of church meetings, concerts, and other public events. It's been beautifully maintained through the years, and its destruction has been a huge blow to the community. The hope is that the building can be restored, and crews are busy working, trying to shore it up so that the experts can determine if the building can be saved. It was a sad sight, but I was happy NOT to see a flattened pile of rubble. There's always hope!
Posted by Stefanie Eskander at 11:11 AM