A set of 50 photographs and associated handwritten descriptive notes, acquired from the Imperial Russian Geographical Society in St. Petersburg. The complete notes, "1904 View of Great Tibet", are available at: http://collections.lib.uwm.edu/u?/tibet,94
Kunde-ling [Kunduling] from SE. [N.]
This monastic palace, whose abbot was regent (gyel bo)[gyal-tsab] at the time of Sarat Chandra Das visit to Lhasa (1882), is named Kontia Ling on A-K's plan and Kunduling by Sarat Chandra Das l.c. p. 147. The dark building with the roof in Chinese style is the Chinese shrine called Balalugu on A-K's and Baralalugu on the amended plan of Lhasa in Rockhill's Tibet. On Wadell's plan the hill whereupon the shrine stands is called Ba-mo (bong-ba). This shrine stands at the northwestern corner of Kunduling and not at the southeastern one where it is placed on A-K's plan on Lhasa.
"At 4 p.m. we passed Kunduling, the residence of the regent, and entered the city by the western gateway, called the Pargo kaling chorten, and my heart leaped with exultation as I now reached the goal of my journey - the far-famed city of Lhasa, the capital of Tibet." (p. 147).
Das, S. C. (1902). Journey to Lhasa and Central Tibet. London: John Murray. Available through Google Books at: