Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Moroni in Brisbane

It's EKKA day here in Queensland and our regular Merlo coffee shop is closed.

Who would've thunk it?

So, instead we drove across the city to Kangaroo Point and had a cuppa at the cliffs coffee house across the river from downtown. Lovely view, harrowing breezes from off the river. The coffee house offers blankets to keep warm! Loved it..soft and snuggly while I enjoyed my coffee

And to make matters more interesting, we had a discussion of the Mormon Temple that is located across the road from the coffee shop - also looking out over the River to lovely downtown Brissie and the Botanical Gardens that frame the view in greenery.

Atop the temple is Moroni - the gilded angel who is supposed to have been dressed all in white when he appeared to Joseph Smith back in 1823.

Guarding the faithful, the stalwart angel graces the top of the temple nonetheless. And it occurred to me that most Aussies have no idea who he is or why he's up there in the blistering heat of summer and the bone chilling westerlies of winter.

Just thought I'd let you know.