I have a habit of taking pictures through the windshield when on road trips or just out taking pictures. Often I do this when I’m driving, and just want to assure everyone that I’m not looking through the viewfinder, weaving in and out of traffic, trying to get the perfect picture. I pretty much just hold the camera up out of my view of the road, point it out the window and take indiscriminant pictures, just hoping that I get something worthwhile. And sometimes I do. Here is the first batch I found. Some are worthy of posting, some may not be, but still I like them because they are of my past.
Circa 1978, looking east up 2100 South, right around 2300 East. I plan on spending some time this summer taking “now” pictures of a lot of these older Salt Lake scenes.
1978. Looking south on Main Street from above North Temple Street. You can see the LDS Temple on the right hand side, and what was then the Hotel Utah on the left.
No idea when, but I do know it was heading south on I-15, seven miles out of Beaver and 61 miles from Cedar City.
2003ish. Can you find the gorilla that is attacking Sugarhouse? This is heading east on I-80 just about to cross over 7th East.
The corner of 13th South and 11th East. On the right hand side is the old Dairy Queen, a favorite spot for us back in high school. They closed down sometime in the 80’s and the building has been vacant ever since. “Back of Beyond Ranch” is what my brothers and I call out property up in Duchesne. It comes from the book “Monkey Wrench Gang” by Edward Abbey.
I still don’t know why they were there, but I caught this picture of a line of busses on the side of the road in front of the park by my house.
Just this winter I took this picture while driving down Emigration Canyon, historically the canyon the the LDS pioneers came down with Brigham Young when they came to the valley.
Up at the University of Utah, the road (with light rail) between the Stadium where the 2002 Olympic opening ceremonies took place and the old track building.