West of the courtyard is the White Palace. It has seven-floors originally built in 1645. The walls of the palace was painted to white to convey peace and quiet. Potala Palace, Lhasa, Tibet
Note that the centre of the stairway has flowers blocking its use. This centre section is used by the Dalai Lama only.
Made Explore #463 June28, 2008
Credit: Dennis Jarvis / Flickr