I went earlier today to the Temple of Earth that’s located just outside the 2nd ring road in Beijing. The weather was a cool and crisp autumn with clear blue sky with a dash of cirrus clouds. For lunch I had kebabs sitting under one of the many pine trees that are over 400 years old that are throughout the park. I spent several hours trolling through the hundreds of bookstores, there were even some who sold books by the kilo. But i was hunting for a certain niche of book. Books on ancient architecture primarily on old Beijing. With no one to translate for me and after 5 hours of hunting. I struck paydirt.
I didnt buy the book for the text since I cant read chinese yet, hopefully soon but not yet. I did buy it though for its maps and diagrams and break-downs of what the different elements of tradtional chinese architecture is and widely used during 1845 for the build project.
This book will most definitely help with improving the accuracy of Project 1845 to make it a truly unique experience to build and fellow fans to discover.