National Geographic : 1955 Jul
3 Kodachrome by Heinrich Harrer Three Spired Tombs Mark the Western Gate to Lhasa, the Forbidden City Nearing Tibet's capital, Mr. Harrer passed these groves of poplars and willows, transplanted like all other trees in the deforested Kyi Valley. Above him loomed the Dalai Lama's 300-year-old palace that Tibetans believe was created by spirits. Fearfully the author approached an archway in the center tomb. He felt sure guards would seize him or turn him back; instead he found only beggars standing vigil at the sacred portal (page 38).