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
Tashi-lhunpo [Tashi-lhumpo]. [Z.] The (gilded) roof over the tomb of the fourth Pan-ch'en [Panchen] (seen in infancy by Turner) viewed from behind. That tomb is that marked, C on the plate representing the grand monastery of Tashi-lhunpo facing p. 50 of Sarat Chandra Das Journey l.e.
"We entered the monastery of Tashilhunpo by the little western gate, in front of which stand two chortens - one very large with a gilt spire, the other smaller but neatly constructed. […] The rays of the setting sun shone on the gilded spires of the houses and tombs in the monastery, and made a most enchanting picture.*"
* 'If the magnificence of the place was to be increased by any external cause, none would more superbly have adorned its numerous gilded canopies and turrets than the sun rising in full splendour directly opposite. It presented a view wonderfully beautiful and brilliant; the effect was little short of magic, and it made an impression which no time will ever efface from my mind' - Captain Samuel Turner, 'Embassy to the Court of the Teshu Lama,' 230. (p. 45).
Das, S. C. (1902). Journey to Lhasa and Central Tibet. London: John Murray.
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