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a dragon on a wall – biking log book Day #9

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I am continuing with the third phase of my virtual bike trip through central France.  For Phase 3 of my trip, I am biking in 12 days from Exireuil to Magné just west of Niort.

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Log Book:  March 5, 2013

Area travelled:   from ‘outskirts of Niort’ to ‘edge of Niort’

Distance:  30 minutes      3.0 km

Notes:    only three more days to go on my virtual trip to Magné!

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Distance Travelled Feb 21 to Mar 5: 27.0 km  (270 minutes of stationary biking)

Total Distance Travelled Jan 30 to Mar 5 :  58.8 km  (595 minutes of stationary biking)

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Day  9 map

map showing distance travelled (map from Google Earth)

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On March 5, I finally made it off the train track and entered the city of Niort.  It is a neat city with lots of one-way streets, enclosed yards and lots of greenery.

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As in many cities, there were lots of interesting sights to see.  I grabbed a bottle of Perrier to drink as a Perrier truck passed by…

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Perrier truck

Perrier truck (image from Street View)

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I saw a school yard where the children seem to have hung up their artwork to dry on a line between two trees…

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school yard

school yard and art hanging on the line (image from Street View)

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I was able to visit yet another Pâtisserie… yummmmm!

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patisserie

patisserie (image from Street View)

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I also saw what looked like remarkable graffiti on one fence, a rendition of a dragon…

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dragon wall

dragon wall (image from Street View)

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wall dragon

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he peers from under

a fall of vines

growls at the passing cars

ignore him

fueled with their own

bellyfuls

of fossil fire

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dragon

closeup of dragon wall (image from Street View)

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Best View:  a charming enclosed yard in Niort

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'enclosed yard in Niort'

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Do you think the homeowners had the dragon painted on the wall, or was it ‘noncommissioned’?

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Copyright  Jane Tims  2013

Written by jane tims

March 20, 2013 at 7:02 am

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