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Insects and related species: Antlions - Ants - Bees - Beetles - Bugs - Butterflies, Moths and Caterpillars - Centipedes and Millipedes - Cockroaches - Crickets - Dragonflies and Damselflies - Grasshoppers and Katydids - Mantis - Stick Insects - Ticks and Mites - Wasps - Woodlice
Plants, Trees, Flowers: (Note: Unless plants fall into a specific species such as Cacti, they have been classified by their flower colour to make them easier to find) Bonsai - Cacti, Succulents, Aloes, Euplorbia - Ferns and Cycads - Flowers - Fungi, Lichen and Moss - Grass - Trees
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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Montecasino - Outside - Part 1

Montecasino is situated on 38ha of land in Johannesburg. Costing R1.4 billion to build, it was completed in 2000.
It brings the spirit and energy of old Italy to life in South Africa.
This upmarket complex was constructed in exacting detail from over 6 000 drawings, creating an authentic representation of a Tuscan village.
The Montecasino village has been painstakingly created, with various neighbourhoods and buildings aged and weathered to be an accurate representation of the structures as they have stood through the centuries in Italy itself.
The buildings around the perimeter of the property continue the theme.
Visitors to the complex get the impression of a village open to the elements, but the entire building area, including 2+ kilometres (1 mile) of cobbled walkways, is covered by a massive roof.
The roof covers three levels and reaches a height of 14 metres. (50 feet)

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