National Geographic : 1955 Jul
@ National Geographic Society 22 + Misty Poplars Frame a Pilgrim's View of the Potala's North Face Pale tones of red, a holy color of Lamaism, stain the central block; white wings flank it. Cloistered in a lonely penthouse apartment, the Dalai Lama studied photography to film a world he could not share. + Wind-whipped prayer flags waft messages to the gods at the Shrine of a Thousand Buddhas, bordering the Lingkhor (page 21). Pilgrims touch their foreheads to a worn rock beneath the painted images.