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
Potala from the NNE. [N.]
On the roof of Phodang Marpo are seen four shrines with (gilded) roofs in Chinese fashion. Half-way up hill is a low round tower like building, where those coming on horseback to the palace the western way up, dismount and leave their horses and mules. The entrance to the Palace from that side is facing the East, in the tower which one sees on the right hand corner (from the spectator) of the Palace. In A.K.'s plan of Lhasa is a [ illegible] instead of north-eastern way up Marpori, there ought to be one leading the western slope of the hill up to the north-western corner of the Palace. This way is plainly seen on the next pictures. The dark lines radiating from as many apertures at the base of the walls of the palace are streamlets of excrements.
"The whole collection of buildings contains nearly three thousand rooms and is larger than the Vatican, according to Agwang Dordje, who visited the papal residence on his last stay in Europe." (p. 551).
Deniker, J. (1903). New light on Lhasa, the forbidden city. The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine LXVI or 66, 544-554. Available through Google Books at: http://books.google.com/books?id=V_YLAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA544&lpg=PA544&dq