Chortens or Stupas:
These lovely copper chakras are located outside every monastery. These are rotated clockwise s an act of devotion.
Tenzin, the friendliest lama on Buddha's earth, informed me that the Zimshung is the room where His Holiness the Dalai Lama conducts prayers when he visits the Kyi monastery. The little yellow band all around the window (it's only partially visible in this picture) indicates that this is the room in which he usually stays at Kyi.
Scriptures I saw in the Zimshung at Kyi monastery.
I noticed this wonderful ornamental structure atop the roof of Kyi monastery. Since the lamas were all at prayer, there was no opportunity to ask them what it symbolises. (There were six other such ornaments).
More about Kyi tomorrow.