Avenue from the west leading to the Potala

Avenue from the west leading to the Potala

1999. (Album Print black & white)

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Key Information


H. Staunton ?


Harry Staunton

Date of Photo

1940 - 1941


Lhasa > Potala (from west)

Accession number


Image Dimensions

115 x 87 mm

A wide, walled avenue leading to the Potala from the west. The avenue is tree-lined. This was probably the avenue which connected the Potala and the Norbu Lingka. There are some travellers with ponies in the distance heading in the direction of the Potala which can be seen in the distance in the centre of the image.

Further Information

Photographic Process

Print gelatin silver

Date Acquired

Donated 1999

Donated by

Diana Hughes


H. Staunton

Photo also owned by

Diana Hughes

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Avenue from the west leading to the Potala" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_1999.>.

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