9 Pictures of the Newport Beach Temple You Haven’t Seen (Probably)
(Feature photo can be found here: Newport Beach Temple – Sunrise Reflection by Rory Wallwork)
The Newport Beach California Temple is home to some of the most beautiful temple grounds we’ve had the opportunity to visit. The grounds are lush and green, with plenty of trees and palms as well as numerous flowers year-round. To the south is a wonderful two section fountain, with a small cascade in between. Similar to the Redlands Temple, the Newport Beach Temple features interior and exterior architectural themes consistent with those used in the Spanish missions of the early Western US and Mexico. The interior includes murals of the California coast.
After the temple announcement was made, and as initial plans were being made, the Church worked closely with residents, sharing the plans with the public. In a spirit of compromise, the Church made changes to the design of the temple that included turning off flood lighting by 11:00 p.m., changing the color of the building from off-white to an earth-tone, and reducing the height of the spire from 124 feet to 90 feet.
Before we share these beautiful photos with you, here are a few facts about the Newport Beach Temple:
- It was dedicated on August 28, 2005 by Gordon B. Hinckley.
- It was the 122nd temple in the world and the 6th temple built in California.
- On January 13, 2005, the statue of the angel Moroni was placed atop the temple. During the placement process, a remarkable solar halo was visible around the sun. Once Moroni was in place, the phenomenon dissipated.
Newport Beach Temple – Summer Sunrise by Rory Wallwork
Newport Beach Temple – Flower Pathway by Lance Bertola
Newport Beach Temple – Sunrise by Taylor Yardley
Newport Beach Temple – Heavenly Light by Rory Wallwork
Newport Beach Temple – Twilight by Rory Wallwork
Newport Beach Temple – Sunrise Reflection by Rory Wallwork
Newport Beach Temple – Glorious Sunset by Taylor Yardley
Newport Beach Temple – Summer Sunset by Rory Wallwork
Newport Beach Temple – Tranquility by Josh Packer
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