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    Default Children's books - a great source of beautiful building cutaways.

    I was at the local children's bookshop shopping for my 2 year old and came across these two gems in the history section (which I bought for her when she turns older - in the meantime I'll er..use them as references). I might try a cutaway for this month's challenge, but it does require artistic / drafting talent....eeek!

    See inside Castles - An Usborne Flap Book
    A Street through time

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    I know what you mean. I was thinking about doing a cutaway at some point but they can get kind of complex and so far I just haven't attempted it yet. Pretty cool books though.
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    I imagine they've been posted before but the David Macaulay stuff is pretty good too:
    http://www.librarything.com/work/17820
    http://www.librarything.com/work/33021
    http://www.librarything.com/work/4483
    http://www.librarything.com/work/4167
    Think he's got some others as well.

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    Wow those David Macaulay books are great. I've ordered a couple from Amazon. Thanks for tip mearrin!

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    NP. They're truly awesome in every way. I saw Castle when I was a teenager at best (can't remember when for sure) and I remember looking at it for hours on end. Pretty sure it went back to the library with a hefty fine. I think they might have made one or two of them into PBS shows (our public broadcasting or "educational" network here in the states).
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