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    While I think that they could have done a better job with the architecture (don't think that classical would have worked in that area, it's miles from anything ancient) I'm happy to report that all the Italians I know are thrilled with the design. I don't think they're aware of the similarities between it and the two mentioned in this thread.
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    So, I think this is pretty cool...the Rome, Italy temple received the Christus statue this week, and the visitors center will also include statues of the original 12 Apostles:

    http://www.deseretnews.com/article/8...d-statues.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrumNFeather View Post
    So, I think this is pretty cool...the Rome, Italy temple received the Christus statue this week, and the visitors center will also include statues of the original 12 Apostles:

    http://www.deseretnews.com/article/8...d-statues.html
    That is very cool. My wife and I have visited the Church of Our Lady in Copenhagen. The Christus is front and center of the chapel and the apostles are arranged down the sides. The entire chapel is white except for a golden alcove around the Christus. Beautiful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrumNFeather View Post
    So, I think this is pretty cool...the Rome, Italy temple received the Christus statue this week, and the visitors center will also include statues of the original 12 Apostles:

    http://www.deseretnews.com/article/8...d-statues.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpfunk View Post
    I'm working on finding a reason to be outraged and offended by this. I cannot find one yet, but I will continue to work on it and will surely come up with something.
    You need to hurry up. Your life is too short to waste time on this sort of thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by creekster View Post
    You need to hurry up. Your life is too short to waste time on this sort of thing.
    Not a fan of the temple's architecture. I wouldn't recognize mpfunk's "outrage" per se on this matter, but say something smaller like "a legitimate beef" I could get behind.
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    My Aunt toured the temple grounds last year when she went to Rome. I tried to give her recommendations to do while she was there, but she was "all booked". She went with an LDS tour company, so it's not surprising she spent an (IMHO) inordinate amount of time at the temple site. You could have gone to the catacombs instead, Aunt...

    Anyways, she finally got around to posting pics from her trip, which included shots of the Christus and apostles. I didn't notice until now the detail of St. Peter with the keys, which is kind of a big deal in Italy:

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    Lots of photos recently released. The temple and temple grounds look amazing. It's nice to see unique designs with architectural elements that fit the culture and history of the location. Not sure if this is merely the case for the Rome temple because Rome is such a high-visibility religious location, or if there is an effort to produce more unique temples, but I hope the trend continues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MartyFunkhouser View Post
    I'm working on finding a reason to be outraged and offended by this. I cannot find one yet, but I will continue to work on it and will surely come up with something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post
    Lots of photos recently released. The temple and temple grounds look amazing. It's nice to see unique designs with architectural elements that fit the culture and history of the location. Not sure if this is merely the case for the Rome temple because Rome is such a high-visibility religious location, or if there is an effort to produce more unique temples, but I hope the trend continues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MartyFunkhouser View Post
    Satan wins every time you share that link from the Mormon Newsroom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Northwestcoug View Post
    My Aunt toured the temple grounds last year when she went to Rome. I tried to give her recommendations to do while she was there, but she was "all booked". She went with an LDS tour company, so it's not surprising she spent an (IMHO) inordinate amount of time at the temple site. You could have gone to the catacombs instead, Aunt...
    My wife signed us up for one of these trips in May. I had no real desire to visit Europe, but maybe after going there I'll change my mind. I think we're supposed to attend a temple session...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott R Nelson View Post
    My wife signed us up for one of these trips in May. I had no real desire to visit Europe, but maybe after going there I'll change my mind. I think we're supposed to attend a temple session...
    I don't understand attending temple sessions on vacation. I really don't understand it, even when I was a MOTCOJCOLDS
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    Quote Originally Posted by MartyFunkhouser View Post
    I don't understand attending temple sessions on vacation. I really don't understand it, even when I was a MOTCOJCOLDS
    I agree. I've got two temples within 25 miles of me, zero beaches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RC Vikings View Post
    I agree. I've got two temples within 25 miles of me, zero beaches.
    If I'm understanding you correctly, what you're saying is you've got 99 problems but a beach ain't one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post
    If I'm understanding you correctly, what you're saying is you've got 99 problems but a beach ain't one?
    No youíre are not understanding me correctly. I have very few problems right now, i canít golf right now but we have a nice xcountry track groomed out at the course and I enjoy that. My wife and myself went xcountry skiing up at Island Park last Saturday and it was such a nice day. High 20ís, good snow, the river full of trumpeter swans and the sky was clear, it really was a great day. Work is good, we are expanding and will have 15,000 acres of spuds next year. My sons are doing well. My house is paid full, I bought a new Tacoma and itís nice to take up in the hills. DH I was just saying I have a temple near by, I donít have a beach and if Iím on vacation Iím looking for a beach to spend my time but thatís just me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RC Vikings View Post
    No youíre are not understanding me correctly. I have very few problems right now, i canít golf right now but we have a nice xcountry track groomed out at the course and I enjoy that. My wife and myself went xcountry skiing up at Island Park last Saturday and it was such a nice day. High 20ís, good snow, the river full of trumpeter swans and the sky was clear, it really was a great day. Work is good, we are expanding and will have 15,000 acres of spuds next year. My sons are doing well. My house is paid full, I bought a new Tacoma and itís nice to take up in the hills. DH I was just saying I have a temple near by, I donít have a beach and if Iím on vacation Iím looking for a beach to spend my time but thatís just me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MartyFunkhouser View Post
    I don't understand attending temple sessions on vacation. I really don't understand it, even when I was a MOTCOJCOLDS
    I've done it before at the Kona temple and the San Diego temple. At Kona, the ward indicated they were having a temple night on Thursday and everybody was welcome, so we said "hey, why not?" They would even find temple clothing for us. I quite enjoyed it. Attended there a few years later when my sister and her husband spent a week on the big island with us. Managed to time it so that we were on a session with the missionary zone conference.

    In the case of the Rome temple, that's the big reason why my wife wants to go on this trip. I figure it's worth a few hours to do it. And it doesn't take as long as it used to these days...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott R Nelson View Post
    My wife signed us up for one of these trips in May. I had no real desire to visit Europe, but maybe after going there I'll change my mind. I think we're supposed to attend a temple session...
    Don't be ridiculous. Italy is a fantastic place to visit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Don't be ridiculous. Italy is a fantastic place to visit.
    If we could go visit the Ferrari factory followed by the Ducati factory it would have placed higher on my list.

    I already admitted that I could very well change my mind once I see Spain, France, and Italy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MartyFunkhouser View Post
    I don't understand attending temple sessions on vacation. I really don't understand it, even when I was a MOTCOJCOLDS
    Yeah, but you were never really a MOTCOJCOLDS. You were just mascarading as a MOTCOJCOLDS.
    Ain't it like most people, I'm no different. We love to talk on things we don't know about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott R Nelson View Post
    If we could go visit the Ferrari factory followed by the Ducati factory it would have placed higher on my list.

    I already admitted that I could very well change my mind once I see Spain, France, and Italy.
    We went to the Ferrari factory in 2016. Good times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    Yeah, but you were never really a MOTCOJCOLDS. You were just mascarading as a MOTCOJCOLDS.
    so I take it you completely understand going to the temple while on vacation? Which temple is your favorite to hit up while on vacation?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MartyFunkhouser View Post
    I don't understand attending temple sessions on vacation. I really don't understand it, even when I was a MOTCOJCOLDS
    When we were visiting my daughter on her mission in Nauvoo, my wife wanted to do a session in the temple there. Maybe I should have gone, but chose not to get up early and go (she did). I did however go out late at night and shoot pictures of it.

    Do I have my priorities messed up or what?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Flystripper View Post
    so I take it you completely understand going to the temple while on vacation? Which temple is your favorite to hit up while on vacation?
    I'm still working towards the vacation part.
    Ain't it like most people, I'm no different. We love to talk on things we don't know about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott R Nelson View Post
    My wife signed us up for one of these trips in May. I had no real desire to visit Europe, but maybe after going there I'll change my mind. I think we're supposed to attend a temple session...
    I would go to Italy again in a heartbeat, were it not for so many other places I have to see. You will see some incredible sites. However, if your tour is anything like the one my aunt went on, you’re gonna wish you had more time. They spent at least two days on temple-centric activities. Best become unworthy now for a recommend and hit the catacombs while your wife does a session.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott R Nelson View Post
    If we could go visit the Ferrari factory followed by the Ducati factory it would have placed higher on my list.

    I already admitted that I could very well change my mind once I see Spain, France, and Italy.
    Ferrari is in Modena, a really cool place not too far from Florence and Siena. I'd go there before I went to Rome.
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