November 13, 2013
Green Haven in Downtown SLC
While visiting Salt Lake City to study the Temple Square gardens, I also spent some time across the street at the new City Creek Mall. I didn't shop. I just enjoyed the landscaping around the creek that runs through the middle of the mall.
Can you believe that this scene is found in the middle of downtown SLC? After training my eyes on all the flowers at Temple Square, it was refreshing to survey the green.
Downtown was a mess from construction the last time I visited SLC, so it was especially nice to see the finished product.
There are fish living in the creek, though I didn't catch any photos of them.
Quaking aspen trees are lovely even in winter. I wonder how well the rest of the landscape holds up during the cold months.
This part of the creek runs between closely spaced lines of shops and is much prettier than the landscaping at the local mall here in Spokane.
The fountains in this pool were running in the evening, though I didn't catch a shot then. I was told there is another fountain in the plaza that shoots flames.
Cheers to whoever came up with this plan. Though I love flowers in many gardens, the simple palette of green leaves, pale boulders and flowing water is perfect here.
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