Friday, February 01, 2008

City Daily Photo Blog Theme Day: What your city is known for

These four photos represent, to me, what American Fork is known for.

Top Left: This is a photo of our extremely talented and hardworking marching band. They performed in the Rose Bowl Parade a few years back and marched in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade last November. We are very proud of them. Go Cavemen!

Top Right: The LDS Mount Timpanogos Temple. Many people only know American Fork because they have seen photos of this beautiful and special building. There are many LDS people in American Fork and this building holds special significance to us.

Bottom Right: Fall colors on the Alpine Loop, American Fork Canyon. The Alpine Loop is famous for having some of the most brilliant fall colors in the country. (This is a particularly wonderful time to visit American Fork.)

Bottom Left: Mount Timpanogos. A beautiful mountain with a beautiful legend. I will share a version of it with you tomorrow. It is breathtaking in all four seasons.

All over the world, the City Daily Photo Bloggers are participating in this theme day. Follow these links to find out what their cities are known for:

Portland (OR), USA - Menton, France - Monte Carlo, Monaco - Memphis (Tennessee), USA - Manila, Philippines - San Diego (CA), USA - Anderson (SC), USA - New York City (NY), USA - San Diego (CA), USA - Mexico City, Mexico - San Francisco (CA), USA - Mumbai (Maharashtra), India - Mainz, Germany - Weston (FL), USA - Minneapolis (MN), USA - Turin, Italy - Las Vegas (NV), USA - Hobart (Tasmania), Australia - Bicheno, Australia - Durban, South Africa - Joplin (MO), USA - Nashville (TN), USA - Stockholm, Sweden - Kyoto, Japan - Tokyo, Japan - Brussels, Belgium - Chicago (IL), USA - Montpellier, France - Seattle (WA), USA - Mazatlan, Mexico - Saint Paul (MN), USA - Sharon (CT), USA - Sesimbra, Portugal - Toulouse, France - Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina - Susanville (CA), USA - Maple Ridge (BC), Canada - Saint Louis (MO), USA - Prague, Czech Republic - Helsinki, Finland - Pilisvörösvár, Hungary - Lisbon, Portugal - Mexico (DF), Mexico - Trujillo, Peru - Dunedin (FL), USA - Albuquerque (NM), USA - Port Angeles (WA), USA - Cottage Grove (MN), USA - Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - London, UK - Baziège, France - Jefferson City (MO), USA - Greenville (SC), USA - Selma (AL), USA - Mumbai, India - Naples (FL), USA - Norwich (Norfolk), UK - Silver Spring (MD), USA - Setúbal, Portugal - Stayton (OR), USA - Bellefonte (PA), USA - Sofia, Bulgaria - Arradon, France - Montego Bay, Jamaica - Athens, Greece - Austin (TX), USA - Singapore, Singapore - West Sacramento (CA), USA - Jackson (MS), USA - Wassenaar (ZH), Netherlands - Budapest, Hungary - Rotterdam, Netherlands - St Malo, France - Chandler (AZ), USA - Melbourne, Australia - Port Vila, Vanuatu - Cleveland (OH), USA - Nottingham, UK - Kansas City (MO), USA - The Hague, Netherlands - Crystal Lake (IL), USA - Wrocław, Poland - Chateaubriant, France - Cheltenham, UK - Moscow, Russia - Monrovia (CA), USA - Saigon, Vietnam - Toruń, Poland - Grenoble, France - Lisbon, Portugal - New Orleans (LA), USA - Sydney, Australia - Boston (MA), USA - American Fork (UT), USA - Boston (MA), USA - Montréal (QC), Canada - Wichita (KS), USA - Radonvilliers, France - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Christchurch, New Zealand - Rabaul, Papua New Guinea - Wailea (HI), USA - Aliso Viejo (CA), USA - St Francis, South Africa - Port Elizabeth, South Africa - Seattle (WA), USA - Pasadena (CA), USA - Vienna, Austria - Orlando (FL), USA - Torun, Poland - Delta (CO), USA - Santa Fe (NM), USA - Minneapolis (MN), USA - Haninge, Sweden - Paris, France - Stavanger, Norway - Niamey, Niger - Le Guilvinec, France - Bogor, Indonesia - Saarbrücken, Germany - Auckland, New Zealand - Wellington, New Zealand - Budapest, Hungary - Juneau (AK), USA - Bucaramanga (Santander), Colombia - Glasgow, Scotland - Chicago (IL), USA - Jakarta, Indonesia - Adelaide (SA), Australia - Sydney, Australia - Riga, Latvia - Subang Jaya (Selangor), Malaysia

*I'm a little early this month because I don't know what tomorrow will bring!! :P




Fénix - Bostonscapes said...

Wonderful post! That building is spectacular.

I hope tomorrow brings good things. :)

Have a nice theme day, Annie.

Sally said...

Thanks for showing off your place.

OK< so now, a confession. I've been trying to conjure images of places using the LIST of names, not the thumbnails, and here's what I got for American Fork, Utah.

Utah - easy: Mormons and Mountains.
American Fork: the "special" way many Americans have of holding their fork when eating meat - a sort of stab it with the fork held upright in a fist, then saw, behind the fork - closer to the body ( the British way we inherited cuts in front of the fork (away from the body)!

jelvistar said...

Beautiful landscapes.

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Ham said...

You've put your area on the map as far as I'm concerned.

Felicia said...

I surely thought of the Mormons but didn't know there was a temple in your city. We have a spectacular one here in San Diego too, but no one really things of that when they think of San Diego. :)

CrazyCow said...

Such a beautiful range of colours. The winter white, and then the autumn colours make for a very interesting year.

Kim said...

Annie, Great choices to feature for our Theme Day. It looks so beautiful there! I spend a lot of time in LDS family history centers doing research, and have seen many temples now. This one is one of the more graceful ones architecturally. I lived near the Oakland, CA one, and that one, while beautiful, reminded me of a science fiction movie ;^). And I can appreciate that hard working band that's performed in such prestigious venues. I'll look forward to reading about the mountain tomorrow!
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zentmrs said...

Beautiful photos of your city! Happy Theme Day!

Southern Heart said...

Nice live in such a beautiful area!

Neva said...

Sally is too funny....I agree with her....mormons and mountains....and American Fork......too your pictures....go cavemen!!!

Jilly said...

Spectacular building and oh, those mountains. amazing. Everyone says how beautiful Utah is and I can see that from your blog.

Joy said...

Fantastic representations of your city. I bet you love living there. Love the nature photos.

Do swing by Norwich Daily Photo!

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R&R in The Netherlands said...

Great choices, but as a band geek I've got to say kudos for the marching band shot!

Sonia said...

You are really fortunate to live in such a beautiful place, Annie!
Wonderful photos!