The Church has produced a short video for the media describing the newest temple of the Church in Twin Falls, Idaho, and the open house that will be occurring there from July 11th through August 16th, 2008 (8am-8pm, except Sundays and Mondays after 6pm).
This video comes from Times-News at MagicValley.com. It is introduced by Elder William Walker, member of the First Quorum of the Seventy, and includes some commentary from the construction company (Big D Construction), Brent Nielson (Chairman of the Twin Falls Temple Committee), and some other members of the Church. It also includes some video of the inside of the temple. Typically the Church publishes photos of the interior, but this is the first time I’ve seen short video clips produced in connection with the opening of a new temple, which include the celestial room, baptistery, ordinance rooms, sealing rooms, and lobby. The temple is a beautiful sacred place.
Beautiful building. I love the polished granite flooring. That will make it easier to renovate in the future so there is no lime green berber carpet that needs to be replaced yearly.
Did you get the impression that the garden room was separate from another ordinance room? At about 1:33 into the clip, it shows the garden room and then a subsequent room that looks different. I couldn’t tell if it was a second room where the patrons move or simply a waiting room where the organ plays rest hymns.
Hans, in many temples built in the past 10 years or so, there is a second ordinance room that corresponds to similar movement in the Salt Lake Temple.
Thanks Phouchg, I was curious about that. The only temples I have been in with similar moves are SLC, Manti and Idaho Falls. Admittedly, I haven’t been in any of the new temples except Boston.
Would you say that this corresponds with Pres. Hinckley’s inspiration for smaller temples? Also as I am curious, what are some of the new temples that you are aware of that include this as I would like to try and go there if I can to see. I am admittedly in Phoenix so I am pretty limited but it would be cool if I could make it.
A very interesting video. Nice that they included live video and interviews. I wonder if this is the first time the church has done this for the local media, or if it is a regular procedure. Perhaps this is just the first that made it to YouTube? The sound quality and editing is very poor, but the idea behind it is good. I love that the church has returned to using local artists to paint such beautiful garden scenes. It makes an otherwise small room that could feel cramped become a stunning experience. I noticed this while attending the Manhattan Temple recently (Hans, definitely add that one to your list). That temple is a stunning little marvel of inspiration & design.
The Church has probably produced videos like this for the media in the past for temple open houses. I would be surprised if this was the first time. I’m actually the one that pulled it from Times-News to put on YouTube because their news website didn’t provide a way of directly embedding it here.