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Sean Reynolds

Random Salt Lake City!

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No real set photos here, just went around town snapping at will. I thought you'd all like to see. Most were taken from atop areas that give you a good view of the city....so ya. It was hazy, but warm and sunny...which is cool, oh ya!

So let's pimp it.

Lookin' south...construction of a small condo building is under way.

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Lookin' at Franklin Covey Field...see Santa?

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Toward the eastern part of the city.

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Looking up toward Rice-Eccles Stadium....home to the first EVER non-BCS team to crash the BCS!

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Looking toward the cathedral, you're going to see a lot of this building....as it towers over the eastern part of the city.

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U-T-A-H, U-T-A-H, U-T-A-H FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT!

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Another condo building going up.

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More of the cathedral standing over the east side.

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Some eastern buildings.

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Just a cluster of buildings.

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Looking toward Donner Hill, where there's a cluster of these residential high-rises. Or Salt Lake City's 'second skyline'.

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Part of downtown SLC.

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The garden on the roof is dead.

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The eastern SLC skyline.

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Zoomed in.

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A little bit of Kansas.

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Enjoyin' the view.

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Wells Fargo with a church.

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Upper skyline.

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Salt Lake City Police HQ, one of only two international style towers in SLC.

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Looking toward a bunch of apartments north of the city.

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Lookin' south.

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Condo crane.

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...

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Trolley Square water tower....

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Looking up a street.

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The back of Salt Lake's Masonic Temple.

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Yet another view of Rice-Eccles Stadium.

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Apartments.

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Eh, the sun messed this shot up.

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Capitol Dome with cathedral.

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From the backside. NAUGHTY!

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Some homes on a hill.

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Small valley....

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Lookin' toward the Wasatch.

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Apartments.

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Residential street with the LDS Temple.

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The whole area.

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Lookin toward part of downtown.

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With that I say......

GO UTES!

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Those mountains are absolutely beautiful as a backdrop for the city! Anyone would be proud to have those in the background! Thanks for the pictures, very enjoyable!

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Man I'm loving what I'm seeing of Salt Lake City on these forums. This place impresses me more, with each new thread. Great work.

Btw, how far is Trolley Square from downtown or a light rail station? What are its main anchors?

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Man I'm loving what I'm seeing of Salt Lake City on these forums.  This place impresses me more, with each new thread.  Great work. 

Btw, how far is Trolley Square from downtown or a light rail station?  What are its main anchors?

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Trolley Square is still 'located' in downtown Salt Lake City, you can see it's #4 on this map:

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It's about 1.5 miles from the central core of downtown Salt Lake City and a block south of a TRAX light rail station:

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Trolley Station is the station for Trolley Square.

Not sure what its main anchor is....however the buildings used are former trolley barns.

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Trolley really doesn't have a true anchor. It has some chains like banana repubic, sharper image, harold's, hard rock cafe, etc but no large department stores. Which is good or bad depending on how you look at it. As a side note though, there is a really good local brewery, Deseret Edge, there.

I live more in the downtown central area (see photo labeled "Looking toward a bunch of apartments north of the city." that's my place) but everytime I've been to Trolley it's dead. Downtown has tried to build too many large suburban style malls in my opinion, and the only one that gets much traffic is the Gateway.

Anyway hope that answered your question. I'm in Richmond, VA now but when I get back I have a few days off and I think I'll do a walking tour of dowtown living since there is some new things going on. Until then...

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The last time I went to Trolley Square was when Madstone Theatres was still open and they were showing Fahrenheit 9-11. That was not this summer, but the summer before. I myself would like to get atop that damn water tower and see what the skyline shots are like...

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The last time I went to Trolley Square was when Madstone Theatres was still open and they were showing Fahrenheit 9-11. That was not this summer, but the summer before. I myself would like to get atop that damn water tower and see what the skyline shots are like...

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I am new here, but also a Salt Lake resident. First of all, great shots of the city!

I have always thought of one place to be my favorite spot to look at the Downtown Salt Lake City area is from the S Curve where 400 South turns into 500 South (By the Old Salt City Jail restraunt). Until a couple of years ago, this was my favorite view of downtown. The reason why I tell you this, it that I was able to go up in the Trolley Square tower a few years back - legally go up there as I was working for Trolley Square management.

That was seriously the best view of the downtown skyline. I was hoping to get around to taking a few photos myself and I will post them here.

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Or you could take me up with you! Nudge, nudge, wink, wink! ;)

C'mon...I'll give you a cookie!

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Or you could take me up with you! Nudge, nudge, wink, wink! ;)

C'mon...I'll give you a cookie!

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unfortunately I haven't worked at Trolley for years, so I don't have access up there anymore. I do know a few people there still. Maybe if I am nice to them, they would let me back up there... I may just have to settle for the other vantage points though

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