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Oct. 28th

We visited tot Potala Palace and Sera Monastery.    With the thin air (12,000 ft)  it was quite an effort to climb the Potala Palace.   We stopped several times to rest on the way up.  I was waiting for the highest point to get photos looking down, but once we got about 3/4 of the way up we were mostly indoors and there was no place to look down until we were exiting on the far side.  Same as at the Jokhang Temple we were not allowed to photography the interior but a good portion looked just like the interior of the Nunnery we visited the day before and the Sera Monastery which we visited later in the afternoon.

After leaving the Potala Palace we had lunch prior to visiting the Sera Monastery.  At the Sera Monastery we were allowed to photograph the interior.

After our group returned to our hotel Becky and I went our for a walk to the Jokhang Temple area looking for a shop that sold hangings similar to those found in the temples made for hanging in your home.  It took a while but we did find a shop.