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The Columbia River Washington Temple

The Columbia River Washington Temple is the 106th temple of the LDS church. Located in Kennewick, Washington, near the Columbia River, it is one of the new small temples, completed in November 2001.

When I read in the paper that the Columbia River Temple was nearing completion and the open house was occurring, I decided to drive the 200 miles up the Columbia River and go through the temple. I drove the highway on the Washington side of the river, half of which I had never driven before. It was a beautiful drive, with the fall colors and the river and all.

No, the pipes didn't burst. This is a waterfall fountain, one of the nice details of the building. The worker is doing some finishing touches on the building during open house.

Of course you cannot take photos inside the temple, but that's all right. The exterior has plenty of photo ops. The temple has some nice details, both inside and out.

After the tour through the temple darkness was falling, so I was able to get some night shots as well.

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