National Geographic : 1931 Oct
©Herbert G.Ponting NINE CENTURIES HAVE DEALT KINDLY WITH ANANDA PAGODA, CHIEF OF THE GREAT TEMPLES OFPAGAN "The square mass of the building is surmounted by six successive diminishing terraces, the last of whichforms abase for the square mitrelike spire, which itself upholds, like a jewel in its cusps, the typical pinnacle of the Burmese pagoda. There is an exquisite harmony of design inthis building, com bined with enormous solidity and fine workmanship, which seem destined to preserve it for many centuries tocome."-V. C.Scott O'Connor. (See, also, illustrations, pages 444 and 453, and text, page 453) ..