National Geographic : 1955 Jul
@ National Geographic Society 37 Kodachromes by Heinrich Harrer 4 Deep-throated Trumpet Moans the Noon Hour from Atop a Temple on Chagpori Hill The temple serves a Tibetan school of medicine where young monks study for 10 or 15 years. They master astrology and herbalism, learn long incantations and spells. Monk physicians consider spittle from a holy man or wooden prayer stamps effective remedies for aches and sores. This monk follows the midday trumpeting with a wail from the oboe at his feet. The Potala stands at left; Lhasa at right. Mile-high mountains shoot up from a plain already more than two miles above sea level. + Mother and child pray on Chagpori's crest, a pilgrim shrine. Incense smolders beneath prayer flags.