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Old Posted Dec 17, 2009, 7:51 AM
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*Get To Know Utah Series: The Finale* ||| Salt Lake City (100+ pics)

The 'Get To Know Utah Series' sets to highlight Utah, a state in the western United States, and its major cities through photographs. Each of Utah's five metropolitan areas, and their principle city's, will be showcased, in order of MSA size, starting from least to greatest:

5) Logan, UT-ID Metropolitan Statistical Area. Pop. 2008: 125,000.
4) St. George, UT MSA. Pop. 2008: 137,000.
3) Ogden-Clearfield, UT MSA. Pop. 2008: 530,000.
2) Provo-Orem, UT MSA. Pop. 2008: 540,000.
1) Salt Lake City, UT MSA. Pop. 2008: 1,115,000.


Salt Lake City is the capital city of Utah, as well as the economic and cultural hub. Salt Lake is known for being founded by LDS Church (sometimes referred to as the Mormon Church) in the mid 1800's for the purpose of escaping persecution. It's now also known for being a mecca of Ski / Snow sports, as well being host to the Sundance Film Festival (in nearby Park City). Salt Lake is now considered a major U.S City and has received recognition on an International scale such as when it hosted the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. More diverse than people think, Salt Lake is the most liberal city in Utah (there hasn't been a republican mayor in over 30 years), with a variety of different religions and ethnic groups (the city is over 20% Hispanic for instance), and contains a wide variety of different lifestyles (e.g there's a large gay population, estimated over 7%). Recently the city has seen billions invested into its downtown which is transforming the city as I write this. More info - Wikipedia

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So long from Salt Lake City.




Thanks for the all the comments and views for this entire series, and for taking the time to see what an amazing and diverse place the State of Utah is.

The series may be over, but I'll be continuing to snap photos whenever I get a chance.
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Thanks for the tour.

Nice pics and a nice place too. I've been in Utah a couple of times and I wish I'll go again. There is so many natural marvels to see there.

Thank you again
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Tony, words cannot do justice to how much I enjoyed this series of Salt Lake City. There are so many favorites, I feel compelled to just say WOW. What amazes me is how fast Salt Lake City is changing and progressing.
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That. Was. Awesome.


Thanks!
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Your pride in Utah definately comes through in you in photos. I've got to admit... you present a pretty compelling argument for visiting the place! Thanks for all the time and effort put into compiling and posting this series... very enjoyable.
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What a wonderful city and post!
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Great series... Thanks for sharing.

The more I see, the more I like. SLC is the only city I like that I have not been to. I like it more than where I currently live.

Capitol Theater has some of the best detailed architecture I have ever seen.

Nifty ballpark as well. What minor league level is the baseball team? Affiliate?
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As always, great pictures.

I'm glad that you got a picture of this woman:



....who has been "homeless" and panhandling at the gates of Temple Square for at least 10 years now. She probably makes a nice living doing it.
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As always, great pictures.

I'm glad that you got a picture of this woman:



....who has been "homeless" and panhandling at the gates of Temple Square for at least 10 years now. She probably makes a nice living doing it.
Heh, I see her a lot too.
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Great series... Thanks for sharing.

The more I see, the more I like. SLC is the only city I like that I have not been to. I like it more than where I currently live.

Capitol Theater has some of the best detailed architecture I have ever seen.

Nifty ballpark as well. What minor league level is the baseball team? Affiliate?
I'm actually from Maryland originally and still visit. I'd pick Utah over it any day

The baseball team is Triple A, affiliated with the Angels.

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Great photo tour. I really like the first photo of salt lake in black and white.
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I like what I see!

I've considered Salt Lake at times as a place to live temporarily (economy seems pretty good) but not sure if I could deal with the conservative climate overall (i know SLC proper is supposedly liberal but I bet most jobs are in the suburbs).
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I like what I see!

I've considered Salt Lake at times as a place to live temporarily (economy seems pretty good) but not sure if I could deal with the conservative climate overall (i know SLC proper is supposedly liberal but I bet most jobs are in the suburbs).
Really, it's exaggerated. If even 50% of the people of Salt Lake County are conservative, that leaves over 500,000 people who aren't. You'd be fine. And of course you can live in SLC proper and work in the suburbs, especially with the extensive rail and commuter options being presented. Plus, part of why SLC is good economically is because of the conservative fiscal policies, so there's good that can come out of having a mixture of different thought. Just my opinion though.
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I like what I see!

I've considered Salt Lake at times as a place to live temporarily (economy seems pretty good) but not sure if I could deal with the conservative climate overall (i know SLC proper is supposedly liberal but I bet most jobs are in the suburbs).
It depends on what you emphasise in life. If you are in to the incredible scenery and limitless outdoor activity at your doorstep, then you will love Salt Lake. If you are a patron of the performing arts, then you will also find Salt Lake an amazing and very accessible treasure trove of high caliber performing groups.

Take it from someone who has lived all over the world, including Salt Lake City, and who currently lives part time in L.A. When I lived in Salt Lake, before moving to L.A., I lived in a large home with five roomates. My roomates were from Washington D.C., Boston, Des Moines, Detroit, and Chicago. Four of the five were fairly liberal in their lifestyles and politics. All were heavily into the outdoors, and also held down excellent careers in the area. All loved it in Salt Lake City! Remember, while there are allot of families in the area, there are also an inordinate amount of singles of all stripes. Salt Lake City and it's Metro have a very high, if not the highest amount of 20-30 somethings in America.

Personally, I've found Salt Lakers in general and Mormons in particular to typically be not nearly as pushy about their religion as say many other proselytizing, diverse Christian denominations. In Salt Lake, I've never been approached. Infact, it almost seems taboo or non p.c. in Salt Lake, and at least it's eastern suburbs. However, in L.A. I am approached often and it's often not very positive. There have been times when I've had to warn certain people of risking being thrown off of the set of the workplace, if they didn't cease pushing their particular dogma on myself or others. I love L.A, but many people are far more pushy about their various dogmas, than in Salt Lake City.
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I appreciate threads that I know took a lot of time to put together. Thank you.
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Definitely took a bit of time, but also enjoyed doing it. Thanks.
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Personally, I've found Salt Lakers in general and Mormons in particular to typically be not nearly as pushy about their religion as say many other proselytizing, diverse Christian denominations. In Salt Lake, I've never been approached. Infact, it almost seems taboo or non p.c. in Salt Lake, and at least it's eastern suburbs. However, in L.A. I am approached often and it's often not very positive. There have been times when I've had to warn certain people of risking being thrown off of the set of the workplace, if they didn't cease pushing their particular dogma on myself or others. I love L.A, but many people are far more pushy about their various dogmas, than in Salt Lake City.
I have never had an issue with anybody pushing their religion on me at work, school or anywhere else in the 13 years I've lived here. Perhaps it is an industry thing.
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I have never had an issue with anybody pushing their religion on me at work, school or anywhere else in the 13 years I've lived here. Perhaps it is an industry thing.
I think your right. It is probably more of an industry thing. Politics, religion, etc. I should say also I've enjoyed a wealth of positive and interesting discussions in L.A. also.
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Nice to see a SLC thread show all aspects of the city. People normally try to glam it up & hide the grit. Great thread.
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Enjoyable thread. I especially liked the daytime skyline shot near the end.
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