National Geographic : 1946 Aug
C.Suydam Cutting Potala Hill, Mirrored in a Pond, Gleams Like a Fairyland Castle inthe Clouds Here at Lhasa dwells the Dalai Lama, supreme pontiff of Lamaism. His palace's stupendous facade is 440 feet high and 900 feet long. From his private spring, walled in on the right, the Dalai Lama allowed the Tolstoy party to take its drinking water. Rains have swollen the pond; usually itisapuddle (pages 188, 196).