National Geographic : 1946 Aug
C.Suydam Cutting Tibet's Second City, 12,850-foot Shigatse, Looks Up at Its 20,000-foot Wall,the Himalayas These heights turned aside even the Mongols. The weary traveler learns to move as if in slow motion. Unconquered Everest isonly 150miles away. Shigatse, atrade and monastic center, sits in the valley of the Tsangpo, which India calls the Brahmaputra. A chorten, orshrine, stands ontheleft.