National Geographic : 1935 Mar
REMOTE NEPAL, LAND OF MYSTERY V iNational ueograpnic society Autocnrome Lumiere Dy ivMartin ilurlimann ALL-SEEING EYES GLARE FROM THIS GILDED TOWER AT KATMANDU A huge snow-white dome of plaster supports the glinting pyramid and umbrella atop this temple, one of the holiest shrines in the Buddhist world. Such towerlike superstructures are found on most Buddhist temples of Nepal. The question mark beneath each pair of eyes is the artist's conception of a nose. Tibetan pilgrims who have survived the difficult journey across the mountains from Lhasa stand before some of the 108 prayer wheels which are set in niches around the base of Boddhnath Stupa.