National Geographic : 1946 Aug
00 C.Suydam Cutting Centuries Ago a Dream Turned to Stone and Lhasa Called It thePotala Small structures on the roof are tombs of deceased Dalai Lamas. Their successor's central living quarters are painted maroon; thewings arewhitewashed. This imposing front makes the interior seem plain and disappointing. Chortens (left) stand at the West Gate ofLhasa, Lamaism's Mecca.