Saturday, June 27, 2015

I Spy

I found a new place to see the temple.
A construction fence, which used to run next to the wall on the left, is gone.
The views on the west side were beautiful this morning..
My camera was able to peek under the fence near the post office.  I was happy to be able to check the progress of the south entrance.
Access to this west side view has been blocked for a long time.
I was happy to see the watercourse along the southwest corner.
I looked at the fountain and wondered if that tent was in the basin.
I think it is.  Masons are lining the fountain basin with sandstone.
The pavilion showed off new adornments.
This took me by surprise.
I'm no longer the only one who can spy on things.
But look at the new pillars.
No one will ever notice the security camera.
Men were working on the new sign on the east side.
The mason had washed off some dust.  It looks a little too late to see if the stone is level.
But it is.
It was hard to miss the cement truck.
The walk now reaches to First South.
My camera spied something interesting.
I love the beehives.
Two were ready to be placed this morning.
These are made from quartzitic sandstone.  This one temporarily rests on a geofoam base.
The tabernacle had beehives at the tower entrances.
This photo was taken by Eva Bingham Persson shortly before the fire.
I tried hard to see the work on the north side this morning.
Men have worked from this lift all week.  
This man's tool was a brush.
He is touching up the brick.
The door jamb at the north stairs has received a lot of attention.
Workmen have pulled it in and out to perfect its position.
With great skill and precision they have it set at the correct height.
A new base for the Victorian urn was poured this week.
The urn, which reportedly will remind us of the fountain, remains covered nearby.
Other areas were easier to see, such as this corner of the south lot, which is being prepared for sod.
My new mantra:  almost.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

New Copper, New Sign

I returned to a perch I have used before, but not for a long time.
The courthouse stairs have been under repair for about a year, but they looked inviting this morning.
The grounds are filled with beautiful flowers.
I love the morning sun on the new temple.
I was delighted to see the new sign again.
I am certain everyone is happy with the wording this time around.
Copper on the pavilion roof is gorgeous.
The fountain hasn't changed much, fortunately.
I was able to capture an interesting photo of the fountain from my perch.
Masons are completing the watercourse around the temple.  You can see stone being placed on the left side of the southeast stairs.  Notice the space left open for the cornerstone on the right.
I am not sure how the stairs on the east side will be finished, so I keep watching.
This white fence post was moved into its permanent spot last week, indicating that the north lot doesn't need any more dirt deliveries.
I love the stone around the north stairs.
Workmen continue to perfect the installation of the jamb in this doorway.
There will come a point when all traces of the fire will be completely obscured.
There might also come a time when I can no longer peek in and behind things.
I'll be ok with that.
Work progresses on the forms for the new walk along University Avenue.
I am doing my best to keep an eye on the urn for the north planter.
Its base is being perfected, also.
I did spy a carpenter in the northwest tower doorway.
Little by little, they are making progress.
Little by little, we are all being patient.