Salt Lake City

August 1, 2014

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Salt Lake City! Although I went to about 8 different cities, Salt Lake City was the only one that was completely new to me. It is definitely unlike any place I’ve visited in the US before. It’s always crazy to think of how big and varied the US is but it hits home in a far more direct way when you’re actually over there.

The landscape in Utah is very different to any of the States I’ve visited previously, partly due to the lakes (we had some beautiful views flying in) and partly because they actually have wider streets and bigger blocks than most other towns. This is apparently indicative of Mormon towns as Brigham Young wanted streets wide enough to turn a wagon around in. It reminded me of how the UK has smaller roads because we supposedly had smaller island horses than the rest of Europe when the road system was being developed (same as Iceland).

One of my favourite things about America (sweeping generalisation alert) is the retro font signage they have everywhere and the signs painted onto buildings. It rarely happens in London because buildings change hands and trades so often so it always feels weirdly quaint to see in the US…

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6 responses to “Salt Lake City”

  1. Krystle says:

    I love seeing other points of view of my own city. 🙂 Great photos, I hope you had fun while you were here.

  2. Danielle says:

    Wow these photos are really beautiful, sounds great there. I agree, the roads are huge though! x

    Cup of Loveliness

  3. jessthetics says:

    These photos are lovely, it looks like you had amazing weather! I don’t know much about Salt Lake City, but the buildings look very grand and the surrounding mountains are gorgeous! Haha, I didn’t know that we had small roads because we had dinky horses, I always assumed it was because there’s a lot of people in the UK and not a lot of space! xx

  4. tapeparade says:

    Weird isn’t it! To this day the standard size of cars in Europe is roughly the same as two horses side by side pulling a carriage. I love how old technology leaves this unconscious legacy in our modern world.

  5. Priya says:

    Super interesting about SLC roads vs. London! I’ve never visited Salt Lake City, but it seems very beautiful. I am really enjoying looking through all your US pictures! Seems like you made the most of your trip, I just hate that we never got to meet up 🙁

    ♥ perfectly Priya

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